2016 Education, Seminars, Training and Workshops

Photo of Cob Oven BuildingSo much to learn, so little time! Make the most of your year by participating in an educational experience at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.

Dancing Rabbit members are passionate about sharing the skills we gain while crafting our homes and our lives here. Our nonprofit also hosts educational experiences. This page lists events held at DR, presented by members of the Ecovillage and nonprofit staff. (For events held elsewhere, check out our Upcoming Events and Presentations page.)

Check back for updates as information becomes available. See also our calendar of events. We look forward to seeing you soon!


June 15-20, 2016, Women’s Empowerment-Through-Community Retreat

sponsored by the Milkweed Mercantile at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

This retreat offers women a chance to connect more deeply with themselves, one another, and earth-conscious ways of living.  When we are rooted in the knowledge of ourselves and witnessed lovingly by one another, we can show up with more authentic power and grace as we revivify the planet. The Women’s Empowerment-Through-Community retreat will weave together a variety of elements from the 3 interdependent realms of sustainability: physical sustainability (building, permaculture), inner sustainability (natural healing & health, intuitive collage, self-awareness activities), & inter-sustainability (sharing circles, ceremony, showing up powerfully in the context of a group).

We invite you to join us for this event that is sure to nourish you on all levels: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Come explore how community can bring you into contact with a more expanded sense of who you are meant to be. For questions or to register, E-mail Alline  (allineatmilkweedmercantiledotcom)   or call the Mercantile at 660-883-5522.

July 2-4, 2016 Midwest Sustainable Communities Conference

Join us for a weekend of community building, sustainability learning and climate change activism, hosted by the midwest’s premier ecovillage, Dancing Rabbit. The weekend will feature talks, workshops, networking opportunities and hundreds of small moments of connection and inspiration. See here for or more information.

July 9-14, 2016 Ecovillage Experience: Skills for Living Lightly

Spend five days with us at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage gathering ideas, concepts, and skills for living lightly wherever you live. The course includes hands-on interactive opportunities with natural building, low-carbon gardens and kitchens, alternative energy systems, organic resource recycling, as well as permaculture design, alternative economic systems, skills for human connection and cooperation, and creative fun – all part of life at Dancing Rabbit!  The course will guide you to create a plan for bringing your learning home with you. To learn more or sign up, just Click here.

Sept 17-25, 2016 Permaculture Design Course

We are teaming up with Midwest Permaculture to offer our second Permaculture Design Course (PDC) right here at Dancing Rabbit!  The course will cover the full PDC curriculum, with creative and practical techniques for designing abundant food, water, energy and housing systems, with more in-depth info on what it takes to create authentic and long-lasting community.