An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems
January 30, 3-5pm Eastern Time
Visitors to Earthaven Ecovillage are often surprised to hear that we are not yet fully sustainable or 100% self-sufficient. This online workshop helps define the context and describe the journey of moving from a consumer culture to a land-based, place-based life.
We’ll look at the actual lived experiences of the past 25 years of village building through examining our homes, power, water, and waste systems, and especially our food and medicine. Compare and contrast the concepts of self-reliance, interdependence, permaculture, sustainability, resilience, regeneration when it comes to whole systems design.
An Overview of the Social, Emotional, and Relational Aspects of Village Life
February 23, 3-5pm Eastern Time
Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. Examine the invisible infrastructure that binds us to each other, to the land, and to the ecovillage project.
We’ll discuss how we surf our similarities and navigate our differences; the various tools we use to negotiate the joys and challenges of daily life; our diversity of stances on politics, spirituality, and conflict; how we dance with the stages and phases of life (birth, children, marriage, divorce, death); as well as our ongoing awakening regarding issues of race and gender equity.
Explore with us the ups and downs of these central aspects of village life.
The Ins and Outs of Money and Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage
Saturday, March 20
3-5pm Eastern Time
A viable economy is a key component to the success of all ecovillage and residential community projects. Yet, in stark contrast to the predatory, industrial, and highly consumptive nature of our world economic systems, Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics that includes right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being.
Discover the economic structure in this rural Appalachian intentional community, including how Earthaven itself raises funds for capital and operating expenses, how the neighborhood co-ops structure ownership and fees, and how individual members survive financially. We’ll also discuss business structures, what we’ve gotten right and wrong, and the future we hope to create around money.
Join us as we envision a new story about time, money, and wealth.