In the heart of Kentucky's coalfields, Pine Mountain Settlement School is reigniting a vision so old it is new again. Visit, support, and advocate for the beautiful people, children, cultures, and wildlands of the Kentucky Mountains.
The most beautiful place on earth is serving Eastern Kentucky with world-class Environmental Education programming, people- and place-driven Community Development, sustainable and traditional Agricultural stewardship, and strong Appalachian Cultures and Heritage. Serving the people of the Kentucky Mountains since 1913, our mission is to enrich lives and connect people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.
So you have grown it, now what? Join us to learn some marketing techniques that will help sell your produce at a fair price. Also discussed will be market options for fresh and value added produce.
Come to learn about marketing native plants and mushrooms. Workshop will include safe harvesting and appropriate transplanting techniques to get you started cultivating natural edibles in your home gardens.
Learn, hike, and experience Kentucky's most beautiful and bio-diverse wildlands during Pine Mountain's renowned Lucy Braun 5-day forest study workshop June 6-10, 2018. The workshop is named in honor of one of the first and foremost conservationists of the 20th century, E. Lucy Braun.
Local children in grades K-12 come together at Pine Mountain Settlement School for the annual day camp. Students participate in environmental and cultural activities, crafts and hikes.
Come learn advanced techniques for producing an endless variety of value added products such as canned vegetables, meat, and fermented foods. Also discussed will be the training and licenses that are required to sell these products to the public.
Enjoy the solitude of the summer mountains and learn to fly fish with renowned guide Bill Carman. In this weekend workshop, participants will experience the wonderful hospitality of Pine Mountain Settlement School while learning everything they need to know to fly fish.
Reading Camp is a weeklong camp for children of all ages. Students receive individual instruction in reading basics from trained instructors and enjoy recreational activities with Pine Mountain staff and a host of volunteers.
Learn how to make a bow, arrow, and finger tab with author, illustrator, and master bower Dave Mead.
Whether you are looking for an out-of-school experience like no other or want to see some of the rarest wildflowers in the world, Pine Mountain Settlement School is your destination. We offer outstanding overnight programs for schools, unique adult and family workshops, and an array of community farm workshops.
A hidden gem in your own backyard: Pine Mountain Settlement School is a beautiful 3 to 5 hour drive from Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. Find an event to attend, bring your family or organization for a retreat, or encourage your local school to visit.