Want to Feel Better About the World?

Want to Feel Better About the World?

With so much happening in the world around us, have you been thinking this might be the year you take an even bigger step towards sustainable living? If so, it might be just the right time for you to join us at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage for one of our six Sustainable Living Visitor Program sessions this spring, summer or fall! With almost twenty years as a thriving ecovillage, we have lots to share about virtually every aspect of sustainable living. Natural building? We’ve done it! Green building? That too! Grow food organically? We’ve done it! Use solar and wind power?…read more >
New 2017 Workshop Schedule!

New 2017 Workshop Schedule!

Will you join us for a workshop or visitor program at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in 2017? We took your feedback from last fall’s program survey, and designed this year’s program menu with YOU in mind! Here are ways you can learn with us this year: •  Natural Building Workshop - Come experience the exhilaration of learning how to build with natural materials! This 3-day workshop will cover a variety of wall infill techniques, including cob, cordwood, wattle & daub, and light clay straw. You’ll tour many of DR’s natural buildings, learn from seasoned Dancing Rabbit builders, and come away knowing…read more >
What a Year! CSCC Looks Back at 2016

What a Year! CSCC Looks Back at 2016

Editor’s Note: Not too long ago we shared on our blog a “State of the Village, 2016” piece from Thomas, who serves the village on the Oversight Team. Now we offer a similar retrospective from the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit’s non-profit branch. Enjoy! First things first: Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC) at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage wants to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our work in 2016. You helped us exceed our fundraising goal for the year, with a final total of over $32,000! Your contributions allow us…read more >
State of the Village 2016

State of the Village 2016

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 >
There’s still time!

There’s still time!

Your help is still needed! By supporting our work, you’ll combat environmental destruction in a very real way by sharing with the world our proven results, like how we’ve reduced consumption of unsustainable grid power and damaging daily commuting miles by an amazing 90% compared to the average American. When you give today, you offer crucial resources to some of the most revolutionary training on sustainable lifestyles available in the western world. We need $27,000 this year to meet our fundraising goal, so we can continue slashing carbon footprints across the country.  Will you chip in today to help plant…read more >
Stand With Us Against Big Oil

Stand With Us Against Big Oil

Are you feeling heartbroken about the cultural and environmental destruction caused by big oil? Do you dream of a world where the atrocities witnessed at Standing Rock are truly a thing of the past? Now is the time to use your power to push back against these kinds of unbelievable acts. If you’re fed up, you can create a better way! You can support vibrant, sustainable communities that are fueled by renewable energy, built around sustainable transportation, and focused on meeting the needs of everyone, not just the rich and powerful. Seems hard to believe, right? But as the premier…read more >
Want to keep hope alive?

Want to keep hope alive?

Dear friends, The climate we all depend on continues to change at an unprecedented rate. Given the recent election results, it’s clear we can’t count on our elected officials to create the change our planet needs. No matter how we all might feel right now, it seems wise to remember that together we can make a difference, and keep hope alive for a more sustainable future. Will you help us move toward that future?  With your support we can continue to reach new audiences, like the young people from Ferguson and Florissant, MO who attended our first Ecovillage Immersion Study…read more >
Veterans Day: A Rabbit’s Personal Perspective

Veterans Day: A Rabbit’s Personal Perspective

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 >