By Arjuna da Silva.
Clear creek water is flowing musically in my direction, over the rocks below the bridge, upstream of where I sit. It follows the stream banks toward the confluence, one of several sacred spaces tended here and there by faeries, elves, and the occasional nature worshiper. I place...
Earthaven Ecovillage Podcast
Mentors, Elders, and Groundhogs with Doug Elliott
Broadcast May 12, 2022Featuring: Doug Elliott and Debbie Lienhart
Doug Elliott is a naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, basket maker, back-country guide, philosopher, and harmonica wizard. For many years made his...
Little did I know that when I decided to up and move my whole life from Canada across North America to California, that I would be entering a whole new phase of my life. A phase of deep excavation. A time when I would dive into the depths of my soul and discover the cement walls I’d created in my...
“Bring it all to the fire and let it be transmuted.”
We hold our hands up in a triangle and focus our energy on the fire. We let go of the grief and offer our prayers up to the fire. We feel the transformation and relief in our bodies, minds, and hearts.
And then I realize this fire ceremony is...
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...
We love our birds here at Earthaven Ecovillage. It can be heartbreaking when one crashes into the window because it sees the sky reflected there. Up to one billion birds die each year as a result of window collisions in the United States alone.
Since our earlier post, we have discovered several...
Calling all childhood educators, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents, and mentors.
I don’t want you to miss out on this super informative (and also fun and inspiring) annual conference coming up June 18-20: Reaching Nature Connection: Singing Snails and Rainbow Tails.
Singing from the...
(Transcript from video)
Okay, well I have a few things… more than a few….. but there are a few things I’m passionate about one of them is foraging. I like to call it original earth food or original earth garden food or original garden food rather than wild because it’s what we were...
Transcript from video:
Eme: Taking video of me peeling my bamboo shoots?
Courtney Brooke: Yeah what are you doing Esme?
Esme: Peeling a bamboo shoot!
Courtney Brooke: What are you gonna do with that bamboo shoot?
Esme: Eat it!
Courtney Brooke: What? You can eat bamboo shoots?
I remember hearing about Dr. Masaru Emoto, the Japanese scientist who claimed that we can actually change the molecular structure of water by our thoughts.
His work was popularized when he published pictures comparing water molecules that were subjected to positive and affirming thoughts with those...
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!
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.
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.
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.