A Big Dose of Practical Hope: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

A Big Dose of Practical Hope: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

This summer marks a troubling anniversary for the planet. In June 1988, NASA climate scientist James Hansen told Congress that global warming wasn’t something far off in the future, it was already here. His testimony was the opening of what many now call “the Age of Climate Change.” Thirty years later, many of James Hansen’s predictions have come true: Earth is hotter, weather is more extreme, sea levels are rising, wildfires are burning. As I sit here at Dancing Rabbit dripping in sweat, a feeling of hopelessness sets in. I worry about the impact that reckoning with a chaotic planet…read more >
The Problem is the Solution

The Problem is the Solution

Greetings! Because you are a friend of Dancing Rabbit, I’m going to take a leap and guess that you are someone who’s interested in solutions—solutions to the ecological and cultural issues we face today. (Just a guess…) And because you’re aware of the issues, and excited by solutions, I’m also guessing that you could be a great match for the 4th Annual Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit, happening September 21-30! Why? Simply put, permaculture is a framework for creating sustainable and regenerative human habitat. The world-renowned Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course curriculum explores physical, social, economic, and inner personal…read more >
Hope, Power, and Wisdom: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Hope, Power, and Wisdom: Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Could you use a good dose of hope in these troubling times? How about mixing in a little power and wisdom to go with it? Charles Nowell experienced all that and more, in last year’s Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Dancing Rabbit. In his own words: “Taking this Permaculture Design Course has had a profound impact on me. I’m different now, in all ways for the better. I feel as though I have received a heavy download of hope, power, and wisdom… “First, let me emphasize how much hope I’ve gained from this process. I feel so hopeful because permaculture, as a body of…read more >
The Hidden Gem of Sustainable Living

The Hidden Gem of Sustainable Living

By Sharon Bagatell, CSCC Education Coordinator I’m really excited about the workshop we’re offering this fall called THRIVE: Inner Sustainability for Healers, Leaders, and Lovers of the Earth, with transformational coach Laura Wolf. Here’s a little bit about why... In talking with folks who visit Dancing Rabbit, I’ve taken to calling the work we do on inner sustainability “the hidden gem I didn’t know I was looking for.” For many years, I, like so many of the folks who visit here, focused on my ecological footprint,  what I could do to heal the wounds of the planet and make my…read more >