Unforeseen Benefits: A Special Visitor Session Sept 3-17

Unforeseen Benefits: A Special Visitor Session Sept 3-17

You may recall us raving about how awesome our women’s visitor session was last year. It was such an amazing experience for all involved that we knew immediately we wanted to offer another one in 2017. There are still spots left for this year, and we want to encourage sustainability-minded women to consider joining this special session, happening Sept. 3-17. While we know some women are naturally interested in a women’s session, not every woman who wants to visit Dancing Rabbit feels immediately drawn to a women-only experience. So, especially if you’re in the latter category, we want to share…read more >
Workshops at the Mercantile: Fun and Informative!

Workshops at the Mercantile: Fun and Informative!

As a member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage I’m always surprised by the reactions from first-time visitors to our little town. The spirit of DIY is strong among our residents. It’s a lifestyle of creation instead of consumption and lots of folks are inspired by what we do. Folks come to the village to learn about our hand-built homes, our local currency, our system of governance, the composting systems we have in place, and much more. The village’s immersive visitor program lasts between one and three weeks, which not everyone can manage. Because of this the Milkweed Mercantile Eco Inn &…read more >
For Women: A Rare Opportunity!

For Women: A Rare Opportunity!

Are you a woman who: Feels excited about living a more sustainable life? Could use a break from mainstream culture? Is craving more authentic interactions with other people? Then this email is for you! (Pssst! If you’re not a woman, but you know a woman who might appreciate this opportunity, please do forward this to her!) This summer you have a rare opportunity to experience our life-changing visitor program in the company of other amazing women like you! September 3-17, 2017, the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC) at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is offering our second annual women-only visitor…read more >
Hope, Power, and Wisdom: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Hope, Power, and Wisdom: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Could you use a good dose of hope in these troubling times? How about mixing in a little power and wisdom to go with it? Charles Nowell experienced all that and more, in last year’s Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Dancing Rabbit. In his own words: “Taking this Permaculture Design Course has had a profound impact on me. I’m different now, in all ways for the better. I feel as though I have received a heavy download of hope, power, and wisdom… “First, let me emphasize how much hope I’ve gained from this process. I feel so hopeful because permaculture, as a body of…read more >
The Hidden Gem of Sustainable Living

The Hidden Gem of Sustainable Living

By Sharon Bagatell, CSCC Education Coordinator I’m really excited about the workshop we’re offering this fall called THRIVE: Inner Sustainability for Healers, Leaders, and Lovers of the Earth, with transformational coach Laura Wolf. Here’s a little bit about why... In talking with folks who visit Dancing Rabbit, I’ve taken to calling the work we do on inner sustainability “the hidden gem I didn’t know I was looking for.” For many years, I, like so many of the folks who visit here, focused on my ecological footprint,  what I could do to heal the wounds of the planet and make my…read more >
Strength in Vulnerability: A Dancing Rabbit Visit

Strength in Vulnerability: A Dancing Rabbit Visit

by Ash Sturm It’s strange to think that somewhere I feel so emotionally close to now was a complete stranger a year ago. I’d had several friends and colleagues recommend checking out Dancing Rabbit, but hadn’t done much follow up research. Dancing Rabbit was the first intentional community I visited, and I wasn't familiar with the concept I was unfamiliar with. My mind often associated “community” with the idea of a cult (i.e. where a husband chief has 10 wives, ranging from ages 13 to 21…). Happy to report I was way off! Regardless of my preconceptions, come last spring, I found…read more >
True Confession: Permaculture Course at DR

True Confession: Permaculture Course at DR

by Liz Hackney I have a confession to make before I tell you all about how wonderful the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Dancing Rabbit (DR) was. You see, all the DR visitor sessions for the year were full, and I felt urgent about seeing it all in person, so I signed up for the PDC course because there were open spots for me and my 27-year-old son. I didn't do the homework reading beforehand, I didn't watch any of the recommended videos. My son and I traveled together to St. Louis the day before the course started and on…read more >
I Love the Way I Live Here

I Love the Way I Live Here

Howdy, readers! My name is Kale and I was once just like you: a person interested in living more sustainably and following Dancing Rabbit (DR) as a means to get that inspiration for my own life. That was 2-5 years ago. Now I’m writing this blog post as a person who returned to Dancing Rabbit, after an immersive internship and more than a year back home in Canada. After years of reading about Dancing Rabbit, the lives of the folks who live here, and the amazing ways they contribute to the betterment of our world, I decided it was time…read more >