A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

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 are offering in-person tours, in addition to the following virtual tours, online and in-person classes, and events: 

Decolonizing Permaculture: Exploring the Permaculture Principles through an Equity Lens

Saturdays, May 22 – June 19 11am – 1pm Eastern Time

Join us on this exploration of the celebrations and challenges of permaculture as seen through the lens of three “marginalized” voices. Amakiasu Turpin-HowzeTyson Sampson, and Lee Warren explore how the concepts of colonization, power-over, and dominator thinking have pervaded modern culture and offer suggestions about how to move towards a more holistic, equitable, integrated, and life-centered mindset.

 

REALationship 101 Online Workshop

Four Saturdays 10 am-2 pm EDT, May 29, June 5, 12, 26

Join us for an experiential course in conscious connection, including self-awareness (distinguishing between one’s thoughts and feelings), moving through fear, the power of vulnerability, and heart-centered. Participants will have the opportunity to address issues in their own lives with the group's support.

Mulberry Madness Hands-on Workshop

May 30, 10 am - 2 pm

In this half-day, hands-on intensive at Earthaven Ecovillage, we’ll be exploring all things mulberry: cuisine and medicine; botany, pruning, and grafting; placement and integration into other farming, permaculture, and agroforestry systems as living fences and other applications; culture and history. You’ll get to taste several mulberry foods, see and discuss mulberry trees pruned for different objectives, have the opportunity to try grafting mulberries, and the option to buy affordable grafting gear and live mulberry trees to take home.

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Wednesday June 2 @ 2 – 4 pm EDT

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!

Red Tent Facilitation Training

Saturday, June 5 @ 1-5 EDT

The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. Learn how to offer Red Tent Circles and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Earthaven Red Tent founder and community Priestess Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

June 11-17

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.

Wild Tales - Storytelling With Doug Elliott

June 18 @730 p.m. (6:30 Dinner Optional)

Join us for dinner and an evening of storytelling with well-known naturalist and humorist Doug Elliott. Enjoy Doug’s strange but true adventures in the natural world with a few soulful harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.

Reaching Nature Connection

June 18-20, 2021

An annual outdoor conference for educators, parents, administrators, camp staff, and therapists. The program is based on forest schools, wilderness awareness, and early childhood education, and is a program of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers with CEUs available.

Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems

June 26, 3-5pm EDT

What does the journey from consumer culture to a rural, place-based life look like? This workshop will explore 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.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

July 9 & 16, 2021. 2-6pm EST. Two-part Series

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

 

People Care: Social, Emotional, and Relational Aspects of Village Life

July 11, 3-5 pm EST

Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. Lee Warren exposes the invisible infrastructure that binds us to each other, to the land, and to the ecovillage project.

Compassion Camp

July 15-18, 2021

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.

Relational Leadership: A New Paradigm Approach to Team Building & Organizational Success

Saturday, July 24 @ 3-5 pm EDT

Being a strong, powerful, and brave leader means pioneering new ways of building teams. Gone are the days of the purely hierarchical structure. In its place are emerging collaborative, equitable, inclusive, trust-based, and mutually beneficial models of relating. Join Lee Warren in this overview of a new paradigm approach to team building and organizational success.

Village Economics: The Ins and Outs of Money and Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage

August 5, 7-9pm EDT

A viable economy is a key component to the success of all Ecovillage and residential community projects. Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics, which includes such things as right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being. Join Lee Warren and envision a new story about time, money, and wealth.

 

Regenerative Agriculture

August 7, 4-6 pm EDT

The problems created by industrial agriculture are many fold and ever increasing. Join Lee Warren in exploring industrial vs. sustainable food system models, principles of ecologically based agriculture, current farming buzzwords (resilient, organic, sustainable, etc.), and tips for a more regenerative food future. Discover how we are implementing some of these systems at Earthaven.

Earthaven Ecovillage Visitor Weekend

September 3-6, 2021

This service-learning program introduces participants in the community life of Earthaven Ecovillage. The class gives participants an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community over the past 25 years.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

September 10 & 17, 2021. 2-6pm EDT. Two-part Series

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

 

Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat

September 16-19, 2021

In this retreat, we will draw on the work of Deep Ecology and The Work That Reconnects to ground into our ecological identities, and the practice of yoga to integrate the work into our bodies. We will spiral through the 4 stages of The Work: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth.

Red Tent Facilitation Training

Saturday, September 18 @ 1-5 EDT

The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. Learn how to offer Red Tent Circles and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Earthaven Red Tent founder and community Priestess Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent.

Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage: An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems

October 1, 3-5pm EDT

What does the journey from consumer culture to a rural, place-based life look like? This workshop will explore 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.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

November 12 & 19, 2021. 2-6pm EST. Two-part Series

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

 

People Care: Social, Emotional, and Relational Aspects of Village Life

November 14, 2-4pm EST

Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. Lee Warren 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

December 3, 7-9pm EST

A viable economy is a key component to the success of all Ecovillage and residential community projects. Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics, which includes such things as right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being. Join Lee Warren and envision a new story about time, money, and wealth.

 

Red Tent Facilitation Training

Saturday, December 4 @ 1-5 EST

The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. Learn how to offer Red Tent Circles and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Earthaven Red Tent founder and community Priestess Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent.

Regenerative Agriculture

December 11, 4-6 pm EST

The problems created by industrial agriculture are many fold and ever increasing. Join Lee Warren in exploring industrial vs. sustainable food system models, principles of ecologically based agriculture, current farming buzzwords (resilient, organic, sustainable, etc.), and tips for a more regenerative food future. Discover how we are implementing some of these systems at Earthaven.

Recurring Events

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

Decolonizing Permaculture: Exploring the Principles through an Equity Lens

Saturdays, May 22 – June 19 11am – 1pm Eastern Time

Join us on this exploration of the celebrations and challenges of permaculture as seen through the lens of three “marginalized” voices. Amakiasu Turpin-HowzeTyson Sampson, and Lee Warren explore how the concepts of colonization, power-over, and dominator thinking have pervaded modern culture and offer suggestions about how to move towards a more holistic, equitable, integrated, and life-centered mindset.

 

Red Tent Facilitation Training

Saturday, June 5 @ 1-5 EDT

The Red Tent is a multi-generational woman-only space where women can honor the cycles of our lives. Learn how to offer Red Tent Circles and have more structure for your own personal practice. Join Earthaven Red Tent founder and community Priestess Kaitlin Ilya Wolf in the Red Tent.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

June 11-17, 2021

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.

Reaching Nature Connection

June 18-20, 2021

An annual outdoor conference for educators, parents, administrators, camp staff, and therapists. The program is based on forest schools, wilderness awareness, and early childhood education, and is a program of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers with CEUs available.

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