A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Is Place Important? – Virtual Tour

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....

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The Journey of the New Root at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven’s membership committee started this process six months ago in February of 2021. We’ve been asking ourselves for years how to best represent the journey of membership at Earthaven from the very first contact to the settling in as a full member. Understanding that journey helps...

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Healthy Relationships

I believe many of us desire healthy, engaged, dynamic, alive, and supportive relationships. I know that I do. I’ve noticed that when I have a strong sense of self and can name what I want and need, things tend to go better in my relationships. And yet, I still do those all too human things,...

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Meet My Friend Steve

Have you ever met one of those people that lives for the good of the whole? Someone that does everything with the collective in mind? It’s actually very rare. And I can only think of a couple of people in my life that fit this description. And for sure, that’s my friend Steve Torma.For his...

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Life Advice for Your 20 Year Old Self with Steve Torma at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Courtney Brooke: Hi Steve. Steve: Hi. Courtney Brooke:  I was just noticing you know in my life the longing for more mentorship and elders. So I’ve been asking some people in my life who are who are more experienced and farther along the journey. If you could give yourself...

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Compassion Camp 2021 using NVC with Steve Torma at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Steve: Hey, folks..I really want to invite you to join us for compassion camp this summer, July 15 through 18  2021 at Earthaven Ecovillage. If you haven’t heard of compassion camp before this is our third time doing it and it has some features to it that i just absolutely...

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Compassionate Communication in Community Settings with Steve Torma

Earthaven Ecovillage Podcast Compassionate Communication in Community Settings with Steve Torma Broadcast February 7, 2021Featuring: Steve Torma, Eric Wolf In this episode, Earthaven member and SOIL Faculty member Steve Torma discusses how nonviolent or compassionate communication...

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Celebrating the 2nd Annual Compassion Camp at Earthaven

  Over 100 people passionate about living and promoting compassionate consciousness gathered in August to learn, play, and celebrate together. It was a wonderful weekend full of life… smiles, tears, dancing, deep connections, new friendships, and wonderment filled the village. If you weren’t...

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Celebrating the Third Biennial Restorative Circles Conference

  July’s Restorative Circles (RC) Conference hosted by Culture’s Edge at Earthaven brought together about 30 Restorative Justice and Nonviolent Communication practitioners from around the world to strengthen the network of resources for deep, global societal change, starting with right...

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, September 10 @ 2 – 4 pm EST

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!

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

May 30 - June 3, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

July 31 - August 6, 2022

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.

Compassion Camp

August 18-22, 2022

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.