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 >
A Different Way of Living: Visiting Dancing Rabbit

A Different Way of Living: Visiting Dancing Rabbit

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 >
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 >