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 >
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 >