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Autumn Equinox And End-Of-Life Workshop

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...

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We Learned So Much From Death

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...

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Interview with Lee Warren on End-of-Life Paperwork & Literacy Workshop

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...

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Some changes are hard to believe…

Hard to believe this is our first newsletter since January, but it’s been busy and intense all around. Yes, another beloved senior member has taken her last journey—Patricia Allison left the planet (as far as we know) on March 19, after a relatively short bout with cancer. What we will do without...

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Building Community Through Ritual

  Above: 2017 Ancestor Feast Altar featuring Chuck, Suchi and Kimchi   by NikiAnne Feinberg   Rituals to help land-based and regional communities process what has happened and is happening in our world are so powerful. We look to ritual to help us digest the unsavory and the unpalatable....

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Beloved Member, Friend, Community Leader Kimchi Rylander passes away at 56

by Sarah Anne Amazon     Kimchi Rylander came into my life 10 years ago at the Southeastern Permaculture gathering in Celo, NC. In the last year of her life, we were on “The Divine Feminine” committee for the gathering and when we met she would share her perspective, saying,...

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We love you, Rosetta! – Rosetta Neff, Earthaven’s Oldest Member, Passes Away

Rosetta Neff, Earthaven’s eldest member—who celebrated her 100th birthday at Earthaven in January—passed away at Solace Hospice in Asheville on May 17th. Many of her closest friends and neighbors from Earthaven visited her at the hospice. Her daughter, Diana Leafe Christian, also an Earthaven member,...

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Ancestor Feast

On Day of the Dead (November 1-2), which is celebrated in so many cultures, we hold an Ancestors Feast. It includes a ritual of sweeping out the old and setting intentions for the new year, many wonderful songs, an ancestral potluck feast, and stories and toasts to those who’ve gone before us.   Silent...

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