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It Takes A Village

We recently revamped our entire outreach process.

You’re hearing more from us by email. We’re making lots of videos to share with you. And we are engaging more on social media.

During our first two decades on the ground at Earthaven we didn’t have much capacity for outreach. And sometimes we still don’t.

Part of our motivation for increasing outreach and our long-term goal is to create a viable, thriving, and elegant economic engine through Earthaven Ecovillage’s School of Integrated Living.

That’s why we’re reaching out to our larger village–our global community–for support.

Here’s our ask:

  • We recently received a grant from Google to advertise our workshops and classes on their platform but the process is very complex and beyond our skillset.
  • Are you someone who understands Google Adwords backend and would be willing to set it up for us and then maintain it and/or teach us how to manage it?
  • We really need someone who can commit to seeing us through at least the first three to six months of the setup and installation.
  • In return, you’ll have our undying gratitude, access to as many online programs as you want to take, and knowledge that you’ve helped out this budding ecovillage project.

If you are interested, please reply to this email and one of our team members (probably Lee Warren) will be in touch with you about the details.Thank you for your time and consideration. We are so grateful to have such a beautifully diverse and far-reaching community.

Mulberry Madness

We are in love with mulberries around here and I absolutely love this photo of my dear friends and village residents harvesting mulberries a few years back.

Father-and-son time climbing a mulberry tree
If you’re local, consider joining one of our Earthaven members and permaculture instructors, Zev Friedman, and his Nutty Buddy Collective buddy, Justin Holt, for a workshop all about mulberries. Their Mulberry Madness workshop covers grafting, pruning, and permaculture approaches to growing these useful native trees. The workshop is Sunday, May 30, from 10-2 pm Eastern time at Earthaven.

Justin Holt, Mulberry Madness, outreach, permaculture, seeking advertising support, SOIL, zev friedman


NikiAnne Feinberg

NikiAnne (she/her) was born and raised on a horse and cattle ranch on the ancestral lands of the Salinan people in the Central Coast of California. She currently lives at Earthaven Ecovillage on unceded lands of the Catawba and Cherokee (Tsalagi) people. Her ancestors come from Eastern and Western Europe — France, Germany, and English Isles as well as Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia, from Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Throughout the last two decades, NikiAnne has been immersed in community and in service to a wide range of educational endeavors focused on nature connection, personal empowerment, and community resilience. NikiAnne considers herself the grease and glue – that which helps things run smoothly or holds things together. Before co-founding SOIL in 2012, she worked and traveled through much of Asia, the Americas, and Europe, which made her formal education at George Washington University in International Affairs come alive in ways that can only happen through personal experience and relationships. Collectively, these experiences have undeniably shaped her cooperative cultural values and commitment to supporting leaders to think, feel, act and design from a foundation rooted in interrelationship. No matter what she’s teaching, NikiAnne is always on the same mission: to raise awareness of our whole selves – gifts, passions, blind spots, shadows – and help those whole selves find and fill niches in their communities. This is how the web of life is woven, and the fabric of culture repaired. She’s especially eager to support those in transition – between vocations, stages of life, and stories of world and self. Within this context, she is particularly passionate about community grief tending and death care midwifery.

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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.

 

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!

Thriving in Relationships — Five Tools for Success

Mondays 7 – 9 pm Eastern. January 10, 17, 23, 31; February 7

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 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.