What changes are YOU longing for?

What changes are YOU longing for?

Dear Change Agent, Because you’re on this mailing list, you’re likely to be a “change agent” of some kind—a healer, a leader, a concerned citizen, a teacher, a cultural explorer, a lover of the earth. At some level, you’re seeking change in the world. And as you seek change in the outer world, you may find something similar going on in your own inner world. Can you create a sustainable outer world if your inner world isn’t sustainable? What changes are YOU deeply longing for in your life?   Maybe it’s your career, your stress or energy levels, your eating…read more >
Dancing Rabbit: A Perfect Place to Start

Dancing Rabbit: A Perfect Place to Start

My Time at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.. by Alex Johnson As I rumbled down the dirt road, leaving a trail of Missouri dust in my wake, the GPS declared with complete and total apathy “Turn right onto Dancing Rabbit Lane in half a mile.” I was almost offended that my phone could remain so calm in this moment, as a potluck of excitement with a side of debilitating anxiety churned in my stomach. I had fantasized about visiting an ecovillage since I had discovered them 4 years prior, knowing deep in my heart there was a better way of living for the…read more >
PDC Registration Closes Midnight Saturday – Only Two Spots Left!

PDC Registration Closes Midnight Saturday – Only Two Spots Left!

If you want to take the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Dancing Rabbit, this year, now is your last chance. Registration closes at midnight this Saturday, and there are only two spots left! Wondering what you might expect? Here’s what long-time Dancing Rabbit member Bear had to say about his experience taking last year’s course: “Ever since I began paying attention, I have been deeply concerned about the state of the Earth and the direction we seem to be heading as a civilization. That was in part what led me to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in 2005. Over the last decade living here,…read more >
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

Editor’s Note: We’re changing our posting schedule a bit this week, due to many Rabbits being away eclipsing. We hope you enjoy this post today, and the regular Weekly Update in a few days. We’ll be back on our regular schedule next week. This September, Dancing Rabbit is hosting a rare opportunity for women to experience life in our ecovillage in a special women-only visitor session. (If you’re not a woman, consider joining our October visitor session, and/or please forward this to a woman who might be interested.)   If you’re ready to jump right in, click here to find…read more >
My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

by Deena Dawn Larsen Editor’s Note: Deena wrote the following just after leaving her Dancing Rabbit visitor session last month. Since then she has applied to become a resident, and returned for a weekend writing workshop at the Milkweed Mercantile. Six days have passed since I left Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (DR). I continue to struggle with trying to explain my experience to people. What usually emanates from my mouth is a semi-coherent rambling of all of the intriguing things I experienced while there as a visitor. I have been told that there is a gleam in my eye and I am more animated…read more >
Give Yourself a Gift!

Give Yourself a Gift!

Give Yourself the Gift of a THRIVE Weekend Workshop with Laura Wolf at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage You’re active, you’re eco-conscious, you’re doing what you can to make the world a better place. What do you do to keep yourself going, to sustain yourself as you seek to create a more sustainable world? Here’s an invitation to give yourself a well-deserved gift—to not just keep on going, but to grow and thrive! Long-time friend of Dancing Rabbit, Frank Cicela, puts it this way: “Over the past three years, I have been blessed to participate in several retreats that Laura Wolf has facilitated.…read more >
What’s so special about…

What’s so special about…

What’s So Special About… a Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit? Permaculture is growing by leaps and bounds as an international movement, and Permaculture Design Certificate courses (PDC) are held in many places all over the world. But there is something unique—and very special—about experiencing a PDC at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. We’ll let Brad Williams, 2016 DR PDC participant from Columbus, Ohio, tell you what sets our permaculture course apart from others: “The course was led by Midwest Permaculture's Bill Wilson and Dancing Rabbit's Sharon Bagatell, two diverse and wonderful teachers that taught us about earthworks, swales, and soil building,…read more >
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 >