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.
Babies, babies everywhere! Every time I step outside, I see baby bunnies, adorable little balls of fluff…
by Ma'ikwe You may recall that I went on the first part of a National Speaking Tour this spring, where I spread the word about Dancing Rabbit, cooperative culture, and climate change. (Part Two happens this fall. Click here to find out more!) Throughout my journey there were a thousand moments of laughter, awe, friendship, realness and passion, and dozens of new connections. This post highlights some of the connections I made with other organizations, the remarkable individuals within them, and even some social movements I hope you will appreciate discovering as much as I did. Enjoy! Locally-specific community organizing: A…read more >