Come to Dancing Rabbit’s Open House!

Come to Dancing Rabbit’s Open House!

Come celebrate and experience Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage's Annual Open House Saturday, September 9, 2017 FREE tours begin every half hour between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Dancing Rabbit was founded in 1997 to find out how people can live rich, vibrant lives while leaving an ecological footprint that our planet can sustain.  Come learn about sustainable living and see all that we have created. There will be loads of friendly Dancing Rabbit members to answer your questions, a Village Fair selling unique crafts and goods and some complimentary refreshments. What's not to like? This is your opportunity to: See alternative building methods such…read more >
Happenings & Eclipse adventures (Pt. 1): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Happenings & Eclipse adventures (Pt. 1): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Howdy folks, Tereza here, wanting to quickly note our switched-up email schedule: this update is coming to you today, rather than earlier in the week as usual. A number of the folks who work on bringing the weekly update to you (including yours truly) were traveling to see the eclipse, so this is coming to your inbox on a different day. Have no fear, we’ll be back to our usual schedule of mailings next week. Of course you’re wondering about the weather (ha!), so I’ll get that out of the way first: it continued very dry, then a few light-but-refreshing…read more >
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

Editor’s Note: We’re changing our posting schedule a bit this week, due to many Rabbits being away eclipsing. We hope you enjoy this post today, and the regular Weekly Update in a few days. We’ll be back on our regular schedule next week. This September, Dancing Rabbit is hosting a rare opportunity for women to experience life in our ecovillage in a special women-only visitor session. (If you’re not a woman, consider joining our October visitor session, and/or please forward this to a woman who might be interested.)   If you’re ready to jump right in, click here to find…read more >
My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

by Deena Dawn Larsen Editor’s Note: Deena wrote the following just after leaving her Dancing Rabbit visitor session last month. Since then she has applied to become a resident, and returned for a weekend writing workshop at the Milkweed Mercantile. Six days have passed since I left Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (DR). I continue to struggle with trying to explain my experience to people. What usually emanates from my mouth is a semi-coherent rambling of all of the intriguing things I experienced while there as a visitor. I have been told that there is a gleam in my eye and I am more animated…read more >
Abundance of Summer: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Abundance of Summer: A Dancing Rabbit Update

New resident Liz here, writing to you after living at Dancing Rabbit for four months. I’ve had a great first summer in Missouri after moving here from Berkeley, California. When I told people that I was moving to Missouri, the first thing both people from Berkeley and midwesterners alike said was, “you know it gets really hot and humid there in the summer?” And yet here I am. Two things surprise me this summer: how much cooking and processing of food I’m doing and how much the warm humid air amplifies the senses: the feel of warm steamy air on…read more >
Give Yourself a Gift!

Give Yourself a Gift!

Give Yourself the Gift of a THRIVE Weekend Workshop with Laura Wolf at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage You’re active, you’re eco-conscious, you’re doing what you can to make the world a better place. What do you do to keep yourself going, to sustain yourself as you seek to create a more sustainable world? Here’s an invitation to give yourself a well-deserved gift—to not just keep on going, but to grow and thrive! Long-time friend of Dancing Rabbit, Frank Cicela, puts it this way: “Over the past three years, I have been blessed to participate in several retreats that Laura Wolf has facilitated.…read more >
Birthday “Tape” and Other Antics: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Birthday “Tape” and Other Antics: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Greetings friends! Katherine here to regale you with our ecovillage antics of the week. The weather has been absolutely amazing, with cool nights and windy days. The August tempers are a bit cooler than in recent years and people are often heard during group check-ins to be enjoying the sun-showers and frequent rainbows. The rain could not have come soon enough as our gardens have been thirsty and the cisterns running low. Last Sunday saw the end of the Milkweed Mercantile’s Preserving the Harvest workshop. About 9 folks came from all over the country to learn about canning, fermenting, and…read more >
Proud to Be a Muse

Proud to Be a Muse

by Brooke Jones I’ve got some exciting news to share with all of you! First, a bit of background... Research has always been an important part of our mission at the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC), the nonprofit arm of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and for the last six years we’ve been working with a team of social scientists to collect data on our resource use and carbon footprint. The results of these years of research have not only enlightened our perspective as to where we currently are (environmentally speaking), but have also pushed us to work harder (and…read more >