A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Articles about Earthaven and Sustainability

Our vision is that, in the midst of planetary change, the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bioregionally appropriate cultures. To help realize this vision, we are providing links below to articles and other resources about Earthaven and building sustainable community.

Resources

Articles

December 2020 Lessons from a Life in Community with Lee Warren Podcast and Transcript

January 2020 Article on Intentional Communities in the New York Times Magazine.

Overview of Earthaven Facts by the DREEM Reality Ecovillage Research Project.

Theory of Everything’s 2017 podcast about Permaculture, Earthaven, and Utopia.

Best off-the-grid Communities in the US by CarRentals.com

Chapter on Earthaven from 2013 book Ecovillages by Karen Liftin.

2006 Washington Post Article about Earthaven, by Joel Achenbach.

Earthaven Ecovillage Economics by Diana Leafe Christian.

Towards a Joyful Economics by Helen Zuman

Community Seekers Describe Earthaven by Mary Rives and Keith Carlson.

Communities We Want to Live In by Ecosalon.

Best Places to Go Off Grid, by Off the Grid News.

49 Photographs from Spring 2011, by Nate Oxenfeld.

101 Photographs from August 2008, by Gerry Canavan.

Two college students visit Earthaven Ecovillage, by Nate Oxenfeld.

A Local History of the Land at and Surrounding Earthaven, by Thrisa Murphy

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, March 4 @ 2 – 4 pm ET

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!

Doug Elliott with Groundhog

Storytelling Concert and Dinner with Doug Elliott

March 31, 2023

Buzzard Wrestling, Turtle Chasing, and Other Wild Tales

Stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs.

Playing at the Reaching Nature Connection Conference

Reaching Nature Connection Conference

April 1-2, 2023

East Coast Outdoor Conference for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Counselors, Parents and Mentors.

With this year’s theme, Joyful Play, presenters Lia Grippo and Sharon Buczaczer will immerse participants in joyful singing and the freedom of play, all in the spirit of the young child.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

May 25-28, 2023

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.