Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage, sustainability demonstration project, and robust and growing intentional community in rural northeast Missouri.
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 >
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 >
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 >