Becoming the Change We Wish To See: A Dancing Rabbit

Becoming the Change We Wish To See: A Dancing Rabbit

When I tell people I live in an ecovillage, I often hear, “Like a commune?” as a response. “Commune” is often times the only concept people have to place it on their mental map, and that term frequently connotes free love, drug usage, artsyness, and a general shirking of responsibility. Danielle working in the lush garden beside her home. Avi here, attempting to shed some light on the ways in which discipline, structure, and responsibility are essential components in the life of a thriving community member at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. As the calendar turns to June, and the soil finally…read more >
Using the Land Well and Lovingly: A Dancing Rabbit Experience

Using the Land Well and Lovingly: A Dancing Rabbit Experience

By Avi Maistri Greetings from Dancing Rabbit, which is frost-free now that spring is in full swing. Avi here, no longer worrying about whether my frost-vulnerable crops will be unexpectedly exposed to a late chill. I’m learning to navigate the natural rhythms of Northeast Missouri, and I’m grateful for my more experienced neighbors, who are often available to offer me sage wisdom on how to better inhabit this land in a mutually restorative way.   Avi, in the permaculture gardens, outside of Ironweed Kitchen where he does cheese making. Like the vast majority of us making our lives here at Dancing Rabbit,…read more >