Hard Play and Fun Work: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Hard Play and Fun Work: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This has been a week of hard play, hard work, fun work, challenging work, and finally some rain (which lessened the workload considerably). Christina, here, bringing news of what’s been happening in this corner of NeMo. In my past life, I often heard people use the expression “work hard, play hard.” What I imagined when I heard that was someone who worked 50 or 60 hours at a corporate job all week, and then became a weekend warrior, running up mountains or playing hours of tennis with the same amount of intensity that they maintained all week at their jobs.…read more >
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 >
Abundance in All This: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Abundance in All This: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with another report from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, which is pretty much where I intend to always be, regardless of the heat, cold, dryness, dampness, or whatever. This current extended heatwave and accompanying dry weather isn’t quite pleasant enough to describe as sultry. I’m pretty ok with sultry. This heat is soul-scouring, at least for myself, and pretty much anything sentient or non- that I’ve come across lately. Except the snakes, the snakes seem to love it. There is abundance in all this, and we have not reached epic drought status quite yet, though with another week…read more >
Warm Days, New Folks, and Workshops: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Warm Days, New Folks, and Workshops: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Hello, and welcome to the latest installment in "This week at Dancing Rabbit"! Tereza here, feeling quite warm as I write, in my still-cool house with all the shades drawn... It is beautifully sunny outdoors, and as soon as I finish the first draft of this, I'm heading out for some pond time. (Later: Aaaahhh, very refreshing!) I've been enjoying the weather of late, especially the warm temperatures, and all the colors of green everywhere, not to mention strawberries and mulberries galore, ‘though I do feel sympathy for those who are spending much time and energy watering gardens. I hope…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 Theme of Plenty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

The Theme of Plenty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I found myself awake at dawn one morning this past week (our cat Gromit gets wired at about 4 am and we don't have a cat door), and seeing the blooming pink of the sky, I decided to go out for a short walk around the village at a time I don't usually do so. Mist hovered a few feet above the ground, giving all the land a hazy obscurity as though it had not quite taken shape. It might just be my longing to know the world as it was before humans occupied and influenced most of the earth,…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 >
Letting Go: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Letting Go: A Dancing Rabbit Update

If you are like me, you probably struggle with finding the time to accomplish everything that you've tasked yourself with. I don't really understand why it's so hard to let go of the things that I obviously won't get to, or to simply accept that my notions of what I *think* I can get done are delusional and that I'm bound to trip over reality sooner or later. Cob here, writing to you after a week of regular collisions between what I WANT to do, and the realities of what I CAN do. Many of these reality-checks were time-based, and…read more >