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

Earthaven’s 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: 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.

Get an inside look at THREE Earthaven Ecovillage homes.

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Upcoming Events

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.

Wild Tales - Storytelling With Doug Elliott

June 18 @730 p.m. (6:30 Dinner Optional)

Join us for dinner and an evening of storytelling with well-known naturalist and humorist Doug Elliott. Enjoy Doug’s strange but true adventures in the natural world with a few soulful harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

July 9 & 16, 2021. 2-6pm EST. Two-part Series

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

 

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