A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

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.

Goals:

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.

  

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Sunday, October 16 @ 2 – 4 pm ET

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!

Plastering a wall in a natural built house

Introduction to Natural Building

Thursdays, Oct 6 - Nov 3 @ 7 - 9 pm Eastern Time

Explore natural building methods and materials in a live online workshop. 

Gain an appreciation and understanding of what is possible with natural and sustainable materials. No “cookie cutters” designs here — learn how to balance our desires with realities.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

October 7-10, 2022

Do you want to learn skills, gain insights and get to know the Earthaven community? Get an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community for over 27 years.

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

October 10-14, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.