Village Fires and Singing Rabbits

Village Fires and Singing Rabbits

by Alyson Ewald “You went where?” My brother's voice on the phone sounds confused. “Village Fire. It's a kind of song camp. We're hosting one at Dancing Rabbit, too, in September.” “What's a song camp?” I pause. What is a song camp? It's waking up gently at sunrise to a few people singing a morning round as they walk through the campground. It's drifting to sleep in my tent with the sound of faraway voices melding and lifting. It's leaning closer to the person next to me during a song, to hear exactly how our different parts create something tangy…read more >
Collaboration Is the Key: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Collaboration Is the Key: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This week brought the sweet relief of cooler temperatures and less humidity, although still not enough rain to keep my cucumbers happy without supplemental watering. In truth, I don’t really mind watering the garden, as it gives me some precious moments to contemplate the progress of the plants and to think about where and how I will expand the garden next year. Melany here, noting the juxtaposition of wishing for more rain and enjoying the meditative practice of watering and watching plants grow. The truth is, I have done something this year that I don’t usually do when it comes…read more >

Ecovillages Around the US

Building sustainable communities that demonstrate a different way to live and thrive is essential to our collective future on this planet. To further this goal, the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is partnering with other eco-communities to show there are models of sustainability all around the US that can provide a beacon of hope for you in your life. Two such communities are Lost Valley in Dexter, Oregon, and Ecovillage Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire. Lost Valley Educational Center is an intentional community and ecovillage near Eugene, Oregon.  Founded in 1989, Lost Valley is one…read more >

7 Important Ways You Are …

...Already Like a Rabbit! By the time you read this, tears have fallen and hugs have been shared as the first visitor group of the season departs. Our Sustainable Living Visitor Program showcases all that Dancing Rabbit has to offer, provides a place for you to be vulnerable, and an environment to learn and experiment with how to live lightly in our day and age. There are many ways in which you may already be doing your part to make the world a better place, and we would like to celebrate with you on your success, whether big or small.…read more >
Connection Within and Without: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Connection Within and Without: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Dancing Rabbit is a very busy place. There is work and there is play, a plenitude of regular weekly events on the calendar, as well as numerous spontaneous or seasonal occasions. Then there are the people you would love to stop and chat with on the path or in the hall, the glimmers of natural beauty to stop and take in around every corner, that distant laughter you hear and are curious to investigate, as well as maintaining quality connection with partners, kids, cooking co-op mates, distant family, and WOW! This introvert is spent! As a new resident and a…read more >
Singing Rabbit 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Singing Rabbit 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is happy to announce that registration for Singing Rabbit 2018 is now open! Singing Rabbit is a 4-day community singing event in Northeast Missouri that celebrates our voices, friendships, and community. Singing Rabbit will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 3 (Friday afternoon - Monday afternoon). We'll open our doors and our voices to welcome old friends and new friends to join us for community singing. Whether you think of yourself as a “singer” or not, whether you’re confident about your vocal abilities or not—if you'd love to sing with others in an eco-community…read more >
It’s almost time! Are you in?

It’s almost time! Are you in?

Spring has arrived, and soon our first visitors of the season will too. We hope you’ll be among them! As the frog songs and bird chirps delightfully begin to fill the air here in the rolling hills of northeast Missouri, excitement over meeting new visitors and potential community mates is budding in the village. Activity is on the rise as we anticipate your arrival, including spring cleaning and planning where to put the new solar farm. There are only two weeks left before the first session of our 2018 Sustainable Living Visitor Program starts, so if you want to be…read more >
It Could Hold Two Rhinos!

It Could Hold Two Rhinos!

Thomas here, with a wee-little update about a project you can come be part of. This June we’ll be timber-framing a very stout barn on a site overlooking the beauty of the Long Branch Creek and some of the best sunsets this world has to offer. In hopes that you’ll realize how incredibly fun and educational this will all be, I’d like to share more details about the design of the structure itself and our plans for hosting an awesome workshop experience. Sorry if there is too much timber frame jargon… it’s all simple, sensible stuff really. The “work” of the workshop…read more >