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

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

Five Mondays 7 – 9 EST: Jan 10, 17, 23, 31; Feb 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.