A Year in the Life of Dancing Rabbit: a 2013 Update from Tony

This year was a special one for me, as it marked 20 years since I joined Dancing Rabbit. So much has changed in these 20 years, in the 16 years since we bought our land, and even in just the last 12 months. It’s inspiring to see how much of our vision from years ago has come true and how much we have accomplished, even beyond our dreams.read more >

Last of the Harvest

Despite having put the garden beds to "sleep" recently, there have been wild harvests on the land that I have been taking advantage of. Autumn olives are a fantastic fruit that grow on small shrubs, are rich in vitamin C, and can contain up to 18 times the lycopene of tomatoes. This nitrogen fixer is technically invasive, but I feel that the benefits of it outweigh my immediate concerns, as it also supplies food to wildlife otherwise displaced by mono-cultures of corn and soybeans.read more >

Dancing Rabbit in New York City – November 2013

You are invited to our upcoming Dancing Rabbit events in New York City and we hope you will invite your friends too. Dancing Rabbit founder, Tony Sirna, will be in New York City in November giving his Making Sustainability a Reality slideshow at various locations around the city. You can get information on this event and other upcoming Dancing Rabbit events on our website November 9th, 2013 - Saturday at 3 pm – Staten Island, New York, NY at the Every Thing Goes Book Cafe. The ETG Book Cafe is located on 208 Bay Street on Staten Island. November 13th,…read more >

Fall, Friends and Firewood 10/14/2013

One of the biggest moments for the village this past week was watching our executive director (and member) Ma'ikwe give a TEDx talk about Dancing Rabbit at her alma mater Carleton College on Saturday (the 'x' denotes an independently organized TED event). A big crowd gathered at the Mercantile to watch it live via internet, which made it somehow all the more poignant. One of the more-quoted lines I've heard since goes something like, "At Dancing Rabbit, we import optimists and export hope." We do a few other things besides, of course, but it definitely caught some of the spirit of our home for me. If you missed the talk and want to check it out, we'll be posting the YouTube version on our website as soon as it's available: https://www.dancingrabbit.org/tedx-talk-about-dr. read more >

All Together Now 10/7/2013

I have really exciting news to share with you this week: Our very own Ma'ikwe will be presenting a TEDx talk called "Sustainable is Possible," celebrating the very real achievements of Dancing Rabbit and the power of community as a significant part of what makes sustainability possible. She'll go on stage at Carleton College at about 5pm central time (tune in early just in case it's earlier so you don't miss anything) and you can watch it live here: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/carletonadmin.portal. I'm excited for even more of the world to get turned on to the idea that working together and sharing resources is an important step toward living within our Earthly means.read more >