Hello & Welcome to
The Mavis Institute

Our Mission Statement

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Our Mission is to encourage local food production and ecological awareness through hands-on permaculture and homesteading education.

We are the crossroads between Nature and Technology.


Learn all about backyard bees.

Animal Husbandry

Learn how to raise and breed healthly, happy animals.


Learn all about Permaculture

Wild Crafting

Learn about Plant Medicine .

Sustainable Building

Historical Restoration, Upcycle Building and Natural Local Material.


Rural, Urban, Large plots to small pots.

Water Security

Rain Water Capturing, Water Filtration, Swales and Ponds


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Want to see more works?

We are always working on interesting projects.

Our Workshops

Little about us

The Mavis Institute Co-Op is a year-round 501(c)3 non-profit 30+ acre farm, permaculture lab/ education center; located in the small hamlet of Flat Top on the grounds of Mavis Manor/ Mavis Farmacy in Mercer County WV. In the heart of Appalachia.

We believe quality education is key in creating a 'real' sustainable future. Our permaculture training and the shared resources, which include access to land, will help provide the opportunities to reshape communities.

Our programs give students access to the skill sets of growing their own food, taking steps towards having self-reliance or perhaps starting their own farm-based businesses. I run and develop the hands-on apprenticeship, mentorship, workshops, and other outreach programs.

Together, we can be the change we wish to see in the world

Please Consider a Donation

With your help we can continue to be the change we want to see.

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Meet Our Team

Diverse team of folks ready to improve the world
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Only by seeing someone in the darkness may you ever truly understand their Illusions.-ff

Justyn J Marchese
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LJ Furman
Animal Husbundry
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Kristy Doering
Director of Environmental Geography
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Beth Kuemerle
Director of Programming
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All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.

Tele Gallagher
Board Member
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Jillian V Marchese
Business Development
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Shawn Lackey
Marketing and Logistics Specialist
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John W Marchese
Maintenance Task Analyst
Contact The Mavis Institute

Learning Center and Permaculture Farm Lab Office
122 Grayson-Raleigh-Wythe Historic Turnpike,
Flat Top, WV 25841

Mail: PO Box 13
Flat Top, WV 25841

Phone: +1 304 410 0037

Fax: +1 304 410 0037

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