A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Event Venue

Have your retreat, board meeting, or other event at Earthaven!

Earthaven makes its facilities available for events that support its mission and goals. Our 329-acre permaculture-based community offers a unique setting where visitors can directly engage with regenerative food systems, eco-infrastructure, the beauty of the natural world, and the intimate experience of community living.

Hosting Events at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven is an ideal eco-retreat and living classroom. The springs and creeks that traverse the land help welcome and invite you into the flow of what is happening in this serene forested setting. Take our hiking trails to explore the lush forests and gather in our eco-conscious facilities. Earthaven is off the grid, which means we get our water and electricity from the land. Your event will use well water as well as electricity from hydro power (water) and solar power (sun), with a back-up generator.

Facilities Available

  • Council Hall – Large circular space with attached kitchen and bathroom. 
  • Three-Season Camp Kitchen – basic full-service kitchen (water, stove, oven, dishes, etc.)
  • Outdoor Facilities:
    • Village Center Fire Circle – near the outdoor dining area and three-season camp kitchen. Requires approved fire tender. 
    • Village Green – large open grassy area below the Council Hall.
    • Outdoor Dining Area- three-season canopy covered area with tables, benches, and lighting.
    • Hidden Valley – undeveloped forested gathering area with large fire circle in the center. Accessible only by foot, handcarts, and ATV.  Requires approved fire tender.
    • Village Plaza – outdoor gathering area adjacent to the Council Hall, nestled between Village Green and Outdoor Dining Area. 
  • Campground – forested campground with covered dining area, cooking area, potable water, composting toilet, outdoor shower.
  • Sauna
  • Parking

Some noticeable differences to prepare for include:

  • Limited internet 
  • No outdoor lighting at night
  • Residents present on the land
  • Limited and responsible electricity use (no charging for electric vehicles)
  • No cell phone service (landline available)
  • Consistent monitoring of resources (e.g. water, electricity)
  • No air conditioning or central heating (fans and wood heat keep our spaces cool/warm)

Experience the Earthaven community through a unique learning journey!

Contact School of Integrated Living to explore the following possibilities and more.

  • Guided hikes
  • Wild edibles walks
  • Fireside storytelling
  • Facilitated nature connection and team-building activities
  • Community Q&A sessions
  • Topic-specific classes
  • Service-learning work parties

More Information and Application:

Contact Event Venue Coordinator, NikiAnne Feinberg at (828) 669-2707 or venue@earthaven.org 

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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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