A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Customized Education Programs

At Earthaven Ecovillage, where village life and the natural world come together for an educational experience like no other.

Headquartered at Earthaven, School of Integrated Living (SOIL) offers customized nature-based, team-building programs that inspire creativity and empower authentic leadership with connection to place, others, and self.

Be immersed in a 25-year-old, off-grid community set in the rich biodiversity of Southern Appalachia to get an up-close look at sustainability through social, ecological, economic, and eco-spiritual lenses. Our ecovillage is a living laboratory for a whole-life skills curriculum—a place to see regenerative systems in practice, food production in action, and community living on a personal level.

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Upcoming Events

Kimchi Rylander with the women who helped her prepare her end-of-life documents

Conscious Living, Conscious Dying — Preparing for the End of Life

FIVE FRIDAYS: 4-6 PM EST: NOV 12, 19, DEC 3, 10, 17

Contemplate important end-of-life questions and prepare the necessary documents in a supportive group process.

This workshop is based on our integrated village experience from several deaths in our ecovillage, help from our mentors, wisdom from the dying, and a synthesis of the celebrations of an intentional end-of-life process and challenges when papers aren’t in order. 

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Wednesday, December 8 @ 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!

Flowing creek with statue at Earthaven Ecovillage

Nature as Medicine — Gaia and Your Health, Vitality, and Spiritual Unfoldment

FIVE MONDAYS: 3-5 EST: DEC 6, 13, 20, 27; JAN 3

Learn how to take care of your body in a way that enables spiritual unfoldment and supports joyful living.

As our lives have become more complicated and organized around technological advances, our health has faltered. This series will look at how interlinked the health of our bodies is with the health of Gaia, and the ways in which genuine healing can address both.

 

Earthaven Ecovillage Visitor Weekend

May 27-30, 2022

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 27 years.