A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Classes & Events

Earthaven Ecovillage’s School of Integrated Living (SOIL) is the nonprofit organization that runs our educational events. Most of the links below will take you to SOIL’s website for more information and registration. 

We offer in-person tours, in addition to the following virtual tours, online and in-person classes, and events: 

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, September 10 @ 2 – 4 pm Eastern Time

There’s nothing like experiencing ecovillage life first hand, but taking a virtual tour of Earthaven is a close second! 

The tour highlights ways in which Earthaven is striving to be a holistic, sustainable culture. The introductory overview tour examines the concept of sustainability at Earthaven through social, ecological, and economic lenses. Not only will you get a glimpse of what has worked through time, but also hear about what has been challenging. And you will have a chance to ask questions!

Relational Leadership Forums—Monthly Events for Building Community at Work

Fourth Thursdays @ 5 PM EST (May 26, etc.)

Relational Leadership Forums are led by Lee Warren & Patrick Davis of the Relational Leadership Academy. They take place on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5pm. They are for skill sharing, idea generating, working through problems that participants bring to the group, connecting around a specific topic, and building a supportive community of people.

Becoming a Communitarian with Lee Warren

5 Weeks August-September 2022. Starts 8/2/22

Communitarians are the ambassadors of the future–a future of intentionality, collaboration, and expanded consciousness. Join us for a transformative journey as we dive deep into self literacy, community living, and culture repair. We will emerge as elders, of all ages, who are ushering in a new paradigm.

Compassion Camp

August 19-21, 2022

Our annual event focused on Nonviolent Communication, featuring classes and experiential learning. An experience designed to foster compassion and connection in our hearts, communities and world, and to spread the seeds of justice and love.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork Workshop

Saturdays, September 10 & 17, 2-6pm Eastern

Contemplate important end-of-life questions and prepare the necessary documents in a supportive group process. 

Expect expert information, real-life examples, opportunities for contemplation, resources galore, and one-on-one and group discussions, as well as active encouragement for next steps. 

Growing Your Own Women’s Circle or Red Tent — Creating Community With Women

Saturday, September 17 @ 1-4 EDT

Women’s Circles are an important way for women to connect with each other and with themselves. The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. After taking this class, you will feel equipped to offer Women’s Circles and/or Red Tent Circles for the women in your life and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent!

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

October 7-10, 2022

Learn skills, gain insights, and get to know the Earthaven community. Get an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community for over 27 years by joining us for Experience Weekend.

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

October 10-14, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.

Walking Towards A Good Death —An Invitation for Internal Preparation

4 Weeks, Starts 11/7 (11/14, 11/21, 11/28) @ 4 – 6 PM Eastern

This four week introduction to the internal process of preparing for a good death is a contemplation of four sacred ingredients: Letting Go, Soulfulness, Presence, and Receiving.

We have everything we need for a positive and conscious death experience. It is our birthright. In truth, it’s standard internal equipment for all humans–we are wired for it. Yet we must nourish the components of our infinite selves in order to access and enhance this birthright.

Thriving in Relationships — Five Tools for Success

Mondays 7 – 9 pm EST. January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13

Join Steve Torma in this deep dive to learn five key relationship tools: gratitude & appreciation, empathy, honest expression, needs-based negotiation, and relationship repair. These tools can improving all types of relationships, including with friends, family, co-workers, community members, and even within oneself.

Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems

Self-Paced Online Course

What does the journey from consumer culture to a rural, place-based life look like? This self-paced course explores the actual lived experiences of the past 25 years of building the tangible elements of our village. Discover where we live, the context of our project, and the many ways we’ve approached the complexities of land-based living.

Two women tending a baby at Earthaven Ecovillage

People Care at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of the Social, Emotional, and Relational Aspects of Village Life

Self-Paced Online Course

Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. This course exposes the invisible infrastructure that binds us to each other, to the land, and to the ecovillage project.

Display of Earthaven LEAP alternative currency

Village Economics: The Ins and Outs of Money and Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage

Self-Paced Online Course

A viable economy is a key component to the success of all ecovillage and residential community projects. Yet, in stark contrast to the predatory, industrial, and highly consumptive nature of our world economic systems, Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics that includes right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being.

Recurring Events

Thursday Afternoon Dance Wave
5-6:30 p.m., Every Thursday

Free, at Earthaven Council Hall.Contact Julia Taylor at (828) 419-0907 or  juliaanntaylorart~at~gmail.com.

 

Incident Report Form. At Earthaven, we are striving to create a safer space for everyone. If your personal boundaries are crossed or you experience harassment or assault of any kind while at Earthaven and would like to make a report and/or receive support, please contact the Consent Culture Team at or fill out our incident report form, which can be submitted confidentially.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, September 10 @ 2 – 4 pm EST

There’s nothing like experiencing ecovillage life first hand, but taking a virtual tour of Earthaven is a close second! 

The tour highlights ways in which Earthaven is striving to be a holistic, sustainable culture. The introductory overview tour examines the concept of sustainability at Earthaven through social, ecological, and economic lenses. Not only will you get a glimpse of what has worked through time, but also hear about what has been challenging. And you will have a chance to ask questions!

Compassion Camp

August 18-22, 2022

Our annual event focused on Nonviolent Communication, featuring classes and experiential learning. An experience designed to foster compassion and connection in our hearts, communities and world, and to spread the seeds of justice and love.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

October 7-10, 2022

Do you want to learn skills, gain insights and get to know the Earthaven community? Get an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community for over 27 years.

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

October 10-14, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.