What is Earthaven? Here are some perspectives…
Transcript of What is Earthaven?
Hi. I’m Dimitri.
Hi. I’m NikkiAnne.
I’m Courtney Brooke.
And we’re at Earthaven EcoVillage.
Where we are trying to answer the question, What is Earthaven?
And the simple answer is we’re this ecovillage that’s in Southern Appalachia, on 329 acres and at the time of recording about 100 people.
But the answer is so much more complex than that.
It’s harder to just summarize in one sentence, one of the things that we’re doing here is developing a new type of culture, a new way of being, and the ways in which we relate with each other and the ways we relate with the land, the ways we relate with ourselves, the ways we relate with different generations, some of the things that kind of really stand out to me, but I’m sure maybe NikkiAnne has some things to say about that.
Earthaven to me is a living experiment of what it means to be human and to stay in a place, even amidst conflict, to know how to practice doing it better, dissolving conflicts and continuing the relationships in growing healthy way. And I’d also say that we’re attempting to reinhabit rural America in a way that is regenerative versus exploitive extractive.
I would say that what this experiment is about is to form an antidote to toxic civilization in the sense that when civilization reach sticking points, often people return to a more human scale form of life. Basically, you call that village scale, and that’s what this is. It’s a model village.
Yeah, I would say Earthaven is is an experiment in belonging. It’s a group of people who weren’t born in the same culture who came from all different walks and something called them back to this more place based living way. And so here we are trying to figure out what that looks like and how that might develop over the next 500 years in our own lineages and in our own psyches and and how it might be like. So we’re here trying to live in our houses made out of Earth and be humans that are made out of Earth. And remember that we belong to the Earth and, you know, figure out how to stand up straight enough and look good enough and breathe good enough and celebrate good enough to be somebody that somebody might be proud to descend from again.
So if you read the Earthaven website and you’re still curious what it feels like and looks like and is about, please check out the videos here on YouTube.
And Yeah, you’ll get a little snippets into our life, what we’re doing on the daily, what we’re aiming for, how we’re relating to each other and kind of what’s possible and what might be in some of our classes coming up, true blessings on you and your place.
Hope to connect with you in a good way.