Upcoming In-Person Classes
SOIL’s In-Person Classes offer experiential learning in the unique living laboratory of Earthaven Ecovillage. Classes at Earthaven are informed by over 28 years of experience with village life in an intentional community dedicated to sustainability, education and activism.
You’ll have the chance to learn, live, work and laugh alongside our pioneering residents in a biologically diverse forested mountain setting.
Join us for Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week and really get to know the village and residents with a service learning component as we continue to build infrastructure and realize the Earthaven permaculture vision. A shorter Visitor Weekend is also available.
See the full lineup below…
Earthaven Ecovillage Day Tours
Tours are a great entry point into learning the history, purpose, and development of Earthaven Ecovillage. These tours are designed to provide a deeper understanding about living in community as well as the strategies and solutions possible for doing things another way.
Buzzard Wrestling, Turtle Chasing, and Other Wild Tales — Doug Elliott Storytelling Concert
March 31, 2023
Enjoy dinner and an evening of stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs.
Reaching Nature Connection Annual Conference: Fields of Play
April 1-2, 2023
With this year’s theme, Fields of Play, presenters Lia Grippo and Sharon Buczaczer will immerse participants in joyful singing and the freedom of play, all in the spirit of the young child.
Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend
May 25-28, 2023
Do you want to learn skills, gain insights and get to know the Earthaven community? Get an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community for over 28 years.
Ecovillage Action Week
May 29 – June 2, 2023
Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.
Healthy Living and Yoga Retreat
June 21-25, 2023
Facilitated by Naturopathic Physician Monique Mazza, this four-day retreat invites participants to experience and embody the basic pillars of a healthy lifestyle, including connection, nourishment, movement, and rest.
July 13-16, 2023
Our annual event focused on Nonviolent Communication, featuring classes and experiential learning. An experience designed to foster compassion and connection in our hearts, communities and world, and to spread the seeds of justice and love.
Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week
July 30 – August 5, 2023
Join the homesteads, farms, and businesses of Earthaven Ecovillage for a hands-on, skill-building immersion in sustainable and climate-resilient community life. A residential service learning immersion in our unique community laboratory.
Eco-Explorers Adventure Camp
July 31 – August 4, 2023
Day camp for 6-12 year-old kids designed for commuting day campers and as an age-appropriate ecovillage experience while parents participate in Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week. This day camp is designed to develop ecological literacy, gain practical life skills, and build meaningful friendships.
Permaculture Design Certification Course
September 10-23, 2023
Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate while nurturing connection in this 14-day course grounded in the integrated life of Earthaven Ecovillage. In addition to the core PDC curricula, this special course will include a unique layer of how to approach bringing permaculture alive in your community.
The Re-membering Retreat
October 19-22, 2023
Explore what it means to Belong — to Belong to Oneself, to Each Other, to a Lineage, to a Place, to this Life — within the arms of the forest and a dynamic facilitation team. Explore the competencies of belonging so that we can journey further into our understanding of community and belonging… regardless of where we call home.
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