Classes & Events
Earthaven Ecovillage’s School of Integrated Living (SOIL) is the nonprofit organization that runs our educational events. Most of the links below will take you to SOIL’s website for more information and registration.
We offer in-person tours, in addition to the following virtual tours, online and in-person classes, and events:
Virtual Earthaven Tour
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!
The Re-membering Retreat Live Q&A Session
A FREE online Q&A session about The Re-Membering Retreat, an intimate journey reconnecting to the deepest parts of ourselves, to ignite more authenticity, meaning, and pleasure in all our connections. Set aside the hustle and drop into a ritual space where we can re-collect what is most meaningful and tend to our grief, our longings and our relationships in ways that are nourishing, grounded, and life-giving.
Gardening in Harmony with Nature
Growing garden vegetables can be easy and fun. How can that be? Soil microbes and farm animals are employed to generate fertility for our growing plants. Wisdom from the peasant farmers of the world shows us appropriate technology at a human scale. Following the cycles of the earth and the sun brings rhythm to our actions.
The Re-membering Retreat
Explore what it means to Belong. An intimate journey reconnecting to the deepest parts of ourselves, to ignite more authenticity, meaning, and pleasure in all our connections. Set aside the hustle and drop into a ritual space where we can re-collect what is most meaningful and tend to our grief, our longings and our relationships in ways that are nourishing, grounded, and life-giving.
Understanding Medicines — Alternatives to Pharmaceuticals
Gain an understanding of medicine systems so you can make an informed choice for yourself. In this series, we will identify and delve into five major systems of medicine, with the intent of enabling attendees to grasp the pros and cons of each, and to some extent to judge which will be their medicine of choice for a given ailment.
Thriving in Relationships — Five Tools for Success
Join Steve Torma in this deep dive to learn five key relationship tools: gratitude & appreciation, empathy, honest expression, needs-based negotiation, and relationship repair. These tools can improving all types of relationships, including with friends, family, co-workers, community members, and even within oneself.
Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend
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 by joining us for Experience Weekend.
Ecovillage Action Week
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.
Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems
What does the journey from consumer culture to a rural, place-based life look like? This self-paced course explores the actual lived experiences of the past 25 years of building the tangible elements of our village. Discover where we live, the context of our project, and the many ways we’ve approached the complexities of land-based living.
People Care at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of the Social, Emotional, and Relational Aspects of Village Life
Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. This course exposes the invisible infrastructure that binds us to each other, to the land, and to the ecovillage project.
Village Economics: The Ins and Outs of Money and Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage
A viable economy is a key component to the success of all ecovillage and residential community projects. Yet, in stark contrast to the predatory, industrial, and highly consumptive nature of our world economic systems, Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics that includes right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being.
Thursday Afternoon Dance Wave
5-6:30 p.m., Every Thursday
Free, at Earthaven Council Hall.Contact Julia Taylor at (828) 419-0907 or juliaanntaylorart~at~gmail.com.
Incident Report Form. At Earthaven, we are striving to create a safer space for everyone. If your personal boundaries are crossed or you experience harassment or assault of any kind while at Earthaven and would like to make a report and/or receive support, please contact the Consent Culture Team at or fill out our incident report form, which can be submitted confidentially.