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Spend a long weekend with us at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage and gather ideas, concepts, and skills for living lightly wherever you live. This unique program blends the “eco” with the “village” of our community life. You’ll have hands-on opportunities with natural building, low-carbon gardens and kitchens, alternative energy systems, and organic resource recycling. You’ll also interact with alternative economic systems, skills for human connection and cooperation, and creative fun – all part of life at Dancing Rabbit! And, most importantly, the course will guide you to take what you’ve learned and create an action plan for bringing it home with you.
Just some of what you’ll experience during the weekend:
- tour of Dancing Rabbit
- natural and energy-efficient building
- food systems: growing, cooking, and preserving local food
- recycling resources: compost, humanure, and greywater
- alternative energy: solar, wind, and human power
- economics: cooperatives and Dancing Rabbit’s alternative currency system
- communication and conflict resolution for cooperative culture
- cooperative decision-making
- opportunities for physical and spiritual practices
- simple, creative fun
What will you gain by taking this course?
Simply experiencing life at Dancing Rabbit can shed light on what’s possible for living lightly on the planet. And, if you’re like the hundreds of people who’ve visited, you’re sure to be uplifted and inspired. But this course takes you a step farther! This 3-day experience is all about what YOU can actually do within the context of your home and your lifestyle. Who knows, you might become an inspiration to others where you live!
Located in Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, nestled in the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri, is one of the most well-known and successful ecovillages in the country, and one of the few in the Midwest. Founded in 1997, DR is home to many excellent examples of sustainable and eco-living. Plus the stars at night are amazing. You can check out the rest of our website to learn more about our ecovillage.
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Ecovillage Experience Weekend 1: May 27-30
Ecovillage Experience Weekend 2: September 22-25
Arrive first day, between 12-3pm & depart after 3pm on last day.
Meals provided from first day dinner through last day lunch.