On Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 from 1–4 pm we invite you to come meet Rabbits, see our homes and gardens, and learn about simple practices you can apply at home to live more lightly on the planet. We want to show you just how radical and realistic sustainable living can be.
Soon it’ll be our 18th birthday, and we want to celebrate with you. Donate to our educational nonprofit now through Dancing Rabbit’s birthday, October 1st, and we’ll enter you to win unique gifts straight out of Rutledge, Missouri!
Prizes include a custom-built fire ring, handmade soap, heirloom garlic, direct-trade chocolate, and more! Make a donation today, be entered to win, and set us on course for the next 18 years of creating sustainable communities everywhere.
Do you dream of living in the most sustainable way possible in a community of like-minded folks? Want to find out whether Dancing Rabbit is the right place for you (and your family, sub-community, or group of friends) to bring your dream to reality? If your answer to these questions is yes, please check out our website, especially our visitor program page. We’re excited to have new members join us in creating sustainable culture, and we hope to see you here soon!
We are so excited to be teaming up with Midwest Permaculture to offer a 9-day Permaculture Design Course (PDC), August 29 – September 6, 2015, right here at Dancing Rabbit! The course will cover the full PDC curriculum, with creative and practical techniques for designing abundant food, water, energy and housing systems, with more in-depth info on what it takes to create authentic and long-lasting community.
Check out our Permaculture Design Course page for more info!
Ma’ikwe Ludwig, the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit, Inc, is going on a nationwide speaking tour in spring and fall of 2015, presenting her talk “Sustainable is Possible: Creating Low Carbon, High Quality Lives… Together” and offering workshops.
Visit the tour page for more information!
Sustainable Community Living
Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage and intentional community of about 70 people set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle.
About our vision and dream
Learn About Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Dancing Rabbit is not a completed ecovillage – it’s very much a work in progress. While in this pioneering stage, our lives are dynamic, often busy, and interesting. Daily life is different for each person who lives here, so it isn’t always easy to generalize about life at DR. We’ve tried to include a lot of detail on our website about what it’s like here and how that ties into sustainability. From the everyday needs of food and shelter to the more complex questions of culture and social change, we’ve tried to at least touch on the major points of our young ecovillage.
The Milkweed Mercantile Eco Inn Welcomes You!
The Milkweed Mercantile Eco Inn, our on-site bed & breakfast, is open for the season! Owned by two long-term members of DR, the Milkweed Mercantile offers comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and workshops taught by members of Dancing Rabbit, all in a strawbale building powered by sun and wind. Hand-crafted pizza (with mozzarella and feta cheese made here at Dancing Rabbit) is served every Thursday, and a superb hands-on Canning Workshop is available throughout the summer. Learn more at Milkweed Mercantile website.
At Dancing Rabbit, we’ve cut our carbon footprint in half. Tony Sirna, a Dancing Rabbit founder, breaks down our carbon footprint and gives a few ideas on how to reduce our impact in our personal lives, our community, and even our government. He focuses on transportation, travel, home energy use, our food, and the goods we consume.
Dancing Rabbit Executive Director Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig presented a TEDx talk at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, on October 12th, 2013.
“Living A Sustainable Life Doesn’t Suck. Really.”
In this video she shows how Dancing Rabbit residents use less than 10% of the resources of the average American, while living rich, full, fun lives!
Watch Dancing Rabbit TV
See what goes on at Dancing Rabbit and learn building techniques at our video web blog. About DRTV (on our March Hare blog)