Your Deep Dive into Community

Your Deep Dive into Community

If you’d like to come experience life at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, consider applying for our Sustainable Living Visitor Program! In one of six sessions happening between April and October this year, you can join us in a one- or two-week deep dive into community, and learn eco-friendly skills and systems to take home with you. The many aspects of living a more sustainable lifestyle that you’ll discover here could change your life. Take the plunge and apply for a visitor session now! Meet like-minded people while getting your hands dirty in the garden or working on a natural building. Stimulate…read more >
A Tree Ate My Tarp: A Dancing Rabbit Update

A Tree Ate My Tarp: A Dancing Rabbit Update

On the last day of February this past week, among the warmest we've experienced so far, Aurelia and I heard both peepers and woodcocks for the first time in the year, around dusk. The peepers were only active down in the bottom, distinct though pretty far off; but the woodcocks with their "peent!" calls and the twitchy, liquid chirp of their mating flights were all around us at the edges of the village in the lowering twilight. It is an evening I keep an ear out for every year around this time, and it seems to satisfy that part of…read more >
Help Us Spread the Word + Special Offer

Help Us Spread the Word + Special Offer

We know our visitor program has a profound impact on people who attend, because so many of them have told us so over the years. This year we're having a harder time getting the word out about it, though, due to Facebook’s algorithm changes and new Google Ads requirements. If you’re not sure what those words mean, it boils down to it being more difficult for small, non-corporate organizations like ours to be seen online. We really want people to be able to learn about and connect with Dancing Rabbit, so while we're working on ways to increase our visibility…read more >
Nourishment and Energy: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Nourishment and Energy: A Dancing Rabbit Update

One of the jokes that Californians often chuckle over is how much we talk about the weather even though it doesn’t change much. But here in northeastern Missouri the weather changes pretty much hourly. Liz here, with more of the latest from Dancing Rabbit. And so many kinds of weather! I feel as if I am becoming a connoisseur of weather. As an example, I hear raindrops on my metal roof and as soon as I get my coat on to go outside, the rain has changed to snow, or sleet, or freezing rain, or just an icy coat on…read more >
Timber Framing a Real Deal Barn: Join Us?

Timber Framing a Real Deal Barn: Join Us?

Sustainable growth and building a life without debt are two things that are important to me. This is Mae, and my family and I are embarking on our sixth year here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Along the way we've embraced the permaculture principle of small and slow solutions, spending more time focusing on design than getting everything done at once. It's more affordable that way, too. So we've gradually grown our flock of chickens, the goat herd, and our physical infrastructure. For example, to build our first shelter for the animals, we started with a $200 load of materials that…read more >
Seeds, Spirits, and Open Space Technology: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Seeds, Spirits, and Open Space Technology: A Dancing Rabbit Update

  It is often said that the first step toward a solution or significant change is admitting that you have a problem. When hints of spring start interrupting February's winter cold, I realize that I have a problem. A gardening problem. Collating the results of hours spent with seed catalogs, I realize there is absolutely no way to fit everything into my garden. Clearly this is a problem. Cob here, setting aside my internal dilemma over which varieties of what delicious fresh fruit or vegetable to let go of, to instead bring you up to date on the happenings from…read more >
Starting a New Chapter: My Dancing Rabbit Visit

Starting a New Chapter: My Dancing Rabbit Visit

by Ryan Morris It has been eight months since my Dancing Rabbit (DR) visitor session, and every step since then has been a step back toward DR. I still remember walking up the main path into the village and seeing Javi on the swing in front of the common house, with a big smile on his face. That day was spent meeting other visitors and the few Rabbits who had time in their hectic summer schedules to mingle with the new crop of visitors. Life in intentional community is busy. No, you don’t need a TV, as there is always…read more >
Tasks, Goals, and Values: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Tasks, Goals, and Values: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This column is usually a reflective narrative of what has happened over the past week or so here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.  So when I know that I’ll be writing, I try to be extra observant and reflective—I want to capture that nugget of philosophy in the mundane and beautiful details of everyday life. Except here’s the thing:  I've been sick all this week, and the only thing that I have contemplated is the underside of a warm blanket.  Christina here, writing about a week that I mostly spent in bed. Yup, the flu hit our house hard these past…read more >