This time of year in Southern Appalachia the waning heat and waxing cold converge to produce sights, sounds, and smells unlike any other season. This weekend’s convergence was resplendent here in our village, with the red leaves of the sourwood trees and the yellow leaves of the oaks and hickories...
Back in the winter, I attended my friend Lee Warren’s workshop on “Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage.”
She talked at length about place. Specifically, she suggested that “we are cosmological orphans” in part because we aren’t connected to place.
I’ve been sitting with that concept....
As we pass through the autumn equinox, we can see the seasonal change in our Appalachian forest home. Bees are feasting on the goldenrod flowers, sumac leaves are turning red, and acorns are falling.
At autumn equinox, we celebrate our harvests of squash and corn, and also the ways we have...
Transcript on Interview with Lee Warren on Relational Leadership
It’s Courtney Brooke of Earthaven EcoVillage.
And I’m here with dear friend Lee Warren, who is here to talk with us about a beautiful upcoming offering that she has called...
It’s hard to convey just how much we have learned from the deaths of a few of our beloved community members.
Over a two-year period from spring 2016 to spring 2018 we had six deaths in our community.
These beloveds all had home funerals and home burials. And several of them died at home after...
Video Interview with Lee Warren
Transcript of Interview with Lee Warren
Courtney Brooke (CB): Hi folks, I’m here with Lee Warren. Hi Lee.
Lee: Hi Courtney Brooke.
CB: Good to be with you and we’re here to talk about an exciting upcoming offering through Earthaven Ecovillage that...
At Earthaven Ecovillage, we do a lot more “chop wood, carry water” than the average American.
In some ways it makes life harder and in some ways it makes life better. Taking care of the physical world so that it can take care of me helps me stay embodied, humble, and connected to this great...
I first read Anita Diamant’s book, The Red Tent, back in 2007. A few years later, in 2012, at a women’s gathering, hundreds of us watched Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent, which documented the growing movement.
There was clearly a great need to share, discuss,...
Our world is always looking for things to be boiled down to a soundbite. Sometimes complex things can’t be conveyed in a summary or a sentence. I recently found a phrase from an article entitled The Indigenous Science of Permaculture by Rohini Walker that, for me, conveys the essence of Permaculture:
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!
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.
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