by Liz Hackney Why did I decide to come to a visitor session at DR? To step off the merry-go-round of my life, to think about what was important to me, to try on a different way of living. And I longed to meet others who were living in community and living sustainably. I came to DR with a heavy heart. I was leaving my partner of 34 years and my adult children were not thriving. Nothing was certain. I didn't know where I was going to live and what my life going forward would look like. My instinct was…read more >
by sambucus holleraway* [Editor's Note: Most years the Village's Oversight Team offers an in-person State of the Village report to Rabbits, and this year they presented it at the annual on-farm meeting of our Board of Directors. They very kindly agreed to write up the following to share the info with you, our readers, as well...] Dancing Rabbit's human population is around 36 adults and nine children. These numbers are down from previous years, but that's just how this roller-coaster rolls.We are so glad for the many new folks who arrived in 2016 to help us build our dream! In…read more >
Dear Readers, My name is Lucas. I am a veteran, and the newest member (after a two-year residency) here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I am writing today in remembrance of Veterans Day, and as a personal act of service to my community and my country. It is my hope that you’ll read this, and pass it along to others to read as well. I’ve often found that listing some of my personal experience tends to open ears that would otherwise stay closed, so first, a quick introduction: I served four years in the Marine Corps as a Military Policeman, the…read more >
'Tis the time of year for self-reflection and resolutions, and as usual, we've been ahead of the curve. Self-reflection is something we’ve built into our culture at Dancing Rabbit, both within the Ecovillage as well as within our nonprofit. And 2015 held an especially exciting and intense version of self-reflection, as we’ve finally taken the plunge and renamed our nonprofit. As it's Executive Director, may I be the first to introduce you to the brand new Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage! We love how the new name reflects the most important things we’ve been doing…read more >
Christina visited Dancing Rabbit in July 2015 to check us out. Apparently she liked it, since she then brought her family along for the October visitor session, and they have been accepted for residency. Here she shares about her first visitor session... Some highlights from my 2015 visitor session at Dancing Rabbit: getting covered in a sand and mud and straw mixture that would soon make the walls of a new home floating and swimming and cooling off and relaxing and watching birds and thinking in the swimming pond talking to people whose life stories and realizations sound a lot…read more >
In just a few weeks it will be Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage's 18th birthday, and we want to celebrate with you. So we decided to give you a birthday gift: the chance to win a prize!
The future here is looking bright. Metaphorically, of course, since we know that winter is around the corner. But I’m feeling more and more prepared everyday.
Despite the rain and because of it, Sam and Kody installed a turtle saver at the swimming pond. Now, the indigenous testudines no longer have to fear getting stuck in the bowels of an outlet pipe designed simply to alleviate the pressure of heavy rains.