The Mavis Institute

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About Us

W elcome to Mavis Institute Co-Op, nestled in the charming hamlet of Flat Top, Mercer County, West Virginia! We're passionate about quality education as the key to a sustainable future. Our year-round non-profit farm, permaculture lab, and education center, located on Mavis Manor/Mavis Farmacy grounds, are dedicated to empowering individuals and communities. Imagine a thriving community where you gain the skills to grow your food, foster self-reliance, and even start your farm-based business. Our offerings include hands-on apprenticeships, engaging workshops, and outreach programs for all experience levels. But we can't do it alone. Join us in being the change we wish to see in the world. Together, we'll create a brighter, greener, and more sustainable tomorrow. Come, learn, grow, and be part of our inspiring community. Let's cultivate a better world for ourselves and future generations, one sustainable step at a time.


Upcoming Events



  • 🐝: Installing Bees


  • πŸ’§: Healthly Water


  • πŸ’§: Healthly Water


  • πŸ’§: Healthly Water


  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ: Live on the Farm

    Mavis Farmacy Lab

Past Workshops

  • Kombucha

    Intro to Kombucha

    Welcome to the Beginner's Kombucha Class! Explore the magic of brewing your own probiotic-rich Kombucha at home. From choosing tea to nurturing your SCOBY, we'll guide you through the process, unlocking the secrets of this ancient elixir. Get ready to enjoy your homemade, fizzy, and flavorful Kombucha!

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    Elixirs for Beginners

    Embark on a journey into the world of elixirs in our beginner's class! Learn the art of crafting healthful and invigorating elixirs at home, exploring the magic of ingredients and their benefits. Elevate your well-being with each sip in this enlightening and enjoyable class for beginners.

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    Three Sisters Garden Planning

    Discover the ancient wisdom of Three Sisters Garden Planning in this insightful class! Learn to cultivate a harmonious trio of corn, beans, and squash, utilizing their natural synergies for a sustainable and bountiful harvest. Unearth the secrets of this traditional Native American planting technique and embark on a journey to create your own thriving, ecologically balanced garden.

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    Spawning Lion Mane Mushrooms

    Join our Spawning Lion's Mane Mushrooms class and delve into the fascinating world of cultivation! Unlock the secrets of growing this gourmet fungi known for its unique texture and neurological benefits. From inoculation to harvest, you'll gain hands-on experience in fostering these magnificent mushrooms. Elevate your culinary and wellness journey in this immersive class for mushroom enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

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    Seed Starting Soil

    Dive into the art of Seed Starting Soil in this essential class! Learn the key components and techniques for creating the perfect soil blend to nurture your seeds into thriving plants. From moisture retention to nutrient balance, discover the secrets of successful seed germination. Join us to gain the knowledge and skills needed to kickstart your gardening journey with a strong foundation.

Flat Top Fables

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Midnight in Doc's Garden

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Crappy Rainbows Art Studio

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