A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

 

Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina.

We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.


 

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About Us:

Since 1995, we have grown to about 75 adult members and residents, from twenty-somethings to elders, plus about 25 children, infants through teens. We hope to grow to 150 people. We are building homes in 14 neighborhoods and developing on-site businesses as part of our own village‑scale economy.

Our Mission & Vision:

To create a village which is a living laboratory and educational seed bank for a sustainable human future. In the midst of planetary change the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bio-regionally appropriate cultures.


Black Lives Matter

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  --Margaret Mead 

“Earthaven is where the human community is bonding with the Earth in a manner capable of healing the devastation of the past and inspiring a new grandeur for the future. At Earthaven, even for a brief while, we experience what it is to return to ourselves.”

–Thomas Berry
author of The Dream of the Earth.

In-Person Tours at Earthaven Ecovillage

Headquartered at Earthaven, the School of Integrated Living (SOIL) offers in-person and virtual tours of our Village!

In-person tours are on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

2021 Dates: April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; June 5, 12, 19 & 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; August 7, 14, 21, & 28; Sept 4, 11, 18 & 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; Nov 6, 13 & 20; Dec 4 & 18.

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Upcoming Events

Decolonizing Permaculture: Exploring the Principles through an Equity Lens

Saturdays, May 22 – June 19 11am – 1pm Eastern Time

Join us on this exploration of the celebrations and challenges of permaculture as seen through the lens of three “marginalized” voices. Amakiasu Turpin-HowzeTyson Sampson, and Lee Warren explore how the concepts of colonization, power-over, and dominator thinking have pervaded modern culture and offer suggestions about how to move towards a more holistic, equitable, integrated, and life-centered mindset.

 

Red Tent Facilitation Training

Saturday, June 5 @ 1-5 EDT

The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. Learn how to offer Red Tent Circles and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Earthaven Red Tent founder and community Priestess Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

June 11-17, 2021

Join the homesteads, farms, and businesses of Earthaven Ecovillage for a hands-on, skill-building immersion in sustainable and climate-resilient community life. A residential service learning immersion in our unique community laboratory.

Reaching Nature Connection

June 18-20, 2021

An annual outdoor conference for educators, parents, administrators, camp staff, and therapists. The program is based on forest schools, wilderness awareness, and early childhood education, and is a program of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers with CEUs available.

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