Building the Dream: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Building the Dream: A Dancing Rabbit Update

“We’re building Dancing Rabbit because we love the Earth, and to help all people recognize it’s worth… and you know that this is true, we couldn’t do it without you!” For 20 years we have been in construction of cob dwellings and alternative culture, and this weekend we are celebrating all that hard work with new and old friends alike! Katherine here with a look back on where we’ve been. In 1997, a group of California college students decided to take a more firm grip on their realities and leave the mainstream society which we all know heavily subsists in…read more >
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 >
Full Circle Memories: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Full Circle Memories: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This fall I’m experiencing some pleasant full-circle memories that I’d like to share with you. Liz here, one of the newer residents of Dancing Rabbit. You see, this time last year I was a student of the nine-day Permaculture Design Course that has taken place at Dancing Rabbit the last several falls. I had a hidden agenda for taking the course: to spend nine days at Dancing Rabbit, to see if it was the right place for me to begin a new life. I stayed another two weeks after the course was over, one week as a guest and one…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 >
Moments of Beauty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Moments of Beauty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Since I’ve moved here to Dancing Rabbit, I have definitely had more time to stop and smell the roses. Except, since we don’t really grow roses around here, the smells that I have enjoyed here are more of the woodsmoke, prairie grass, sawdust, manure-pile-for-my-garden variety. I think one of the fears people often have about moving to an intentional community is the giving up of “nice things.” But I’ve seen a lot of beauty in the past days, as I have since we moved here. Christina here, writing about all of the ways that I have stopped to smell 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 >
An Intentional Thicket: A Dancing Rabbit Update

An Intentional Thicket: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Howdy y’all. It’s me, Ben, writing to you from amidst the evening cricketsong here in the rolling hills and brambly hollers of Dancing Rabbit, Northeast Missouri. I don’t usually write at night, because I’m asleep then, but as the days shorten and I struggle to keep up with the demands of my so-called “simple life”, I am without the daylight hours to spend on writing these communiqués to you, dear reader. As I age, somewhat gracelessly, I’ve become a lousy night owl. I cannot see very well in the dark, which can be difficult at times in our rustic ecovillage…read more >
Eclipse Adventures (Pt. 2): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Eclipse Adventures (Pt. 2): A Dancing Rabbit Update

I'm sitting outdoors just under the tall overhang outside our kitchen's west door. Thunder rumbles in the west, suggesting perhaps a third round of thunderstorms for the day. Tall, rangy sunflowers in bloom and the surrounding oak trees all drip quietly with the remainder of the most recent deluge. Lest I forget, my rooster Rodrigo just came to stand five feet away in the chicken yard and start crowing the presence of his flock just to one side. Boy, can he project. Ted here with this week's news from Dancing Rabbit. I'm still landing back at home here, having just…read more >