Something for Everyone, 1/4/13

Once again I begin with the weather. I can’t help it, it’s been so bizarre. Upper 50s (Fahrenheit) one day, barely into double digits the next. Forecast calls for sun, then it’s cloudy. Calls for snow, it’s sunny. I give up, Weather, you win! I have no idea what to wear or when to plan outdoor work or laundry anymore… Tereza here, with what she can recall of what happened this week at DR. The sun has been especially important to me this winter, as on sunny days my new little home (named The Haven), needs no other source of…read more >

Milkweed Mercantile Hosts Artist in Residence Program

Art has been a part of the Milkweed Mercatile ever since it opened in 2010, from the designs on the lime plaster interior walls, to artwork of local artists hanging on the halls and in the rooms, to the local art for sale in the store.  This season the Milkweed Mercantile will be hosting an Artist in Residence Program. Find out more about it on Alline's blog Ecovillage Musings. Or click here.  read more >

All Snug in Their Beds, 12/31/12

As we hit the first days of 2013, I'm full of memories from another year jam-packed with construction, friends new and old, meetings, events, celebrations, and so much more. How do we fit it all in? It takes a village. I certainly couldn't manage this much fun and fullness on my own, without a collection of friends to carry some of the load. read more >

Living Sustainably at DR-In Detail: Sustainable Building

You may wonder what it's like to live at DR, and in what ways we are living differently from the rest of America. This series of posts is intended to let you in on some of the practices and technologies we use here to reduce our impact on the planet.  This is my personal story, and although there are people here that live simpler lives than I do, and some that live with more amenities, this should give you some idea of an average person's lifestyle here.  Most of the ways of living I explain you could practice where you live…read more >