Mission & Goals
Mission and Vision
To create a village which is a living laboratory and educational seed bank for a sustainable human future. In the midst of planetary change the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bio-regionally appropriate cultures.
Goal 1: To catalyze local and global change through learning, teaching, and networking.
Goal 2: To shift from wasteful to regenerative use of resources.
Goal 3: To develop and support a thriving local economy.
Goal 4: To grow, raise, trade, and use our own food, fiber, medicines, and forestry products in an ecologically regenerative, bioregional culture and network.
Goal 5: To tend the land in a way that optimizes for diverse ecosystem health, food and resource production, and soil and water quality.
Goal 6: To practice fair, participatory, and effective self-governance.
Goal 7: To encourage diverse spiritual practices and awareness of our interconnection with all beings.
Goal 8: To work towards partnership culture, towards racial and gender equity, and against oppression in all its forms. [See our Statement of Transparency]
Goal 9: To nurture personal growth, interpersonal understanding, and mutual trust, as the foundation for a deeply connected human community.
Goal 10: To practice healthy, holistic lifestyles that balance self-care with care for others.
Goal 11: To create a culture of celebration, beauty, and pleasure.
Goal 12: To attract, cultivate, and inspire residents and members whose presence contributes to vitality and functionality in our community.
Goal 13: We recognize elders as the trunk and children as the fruit of our village tree, and collectively prioritize what all parts of our “tree” need to thrive.