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 27 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.

We also offer in-person and virtual tours of Earthaven Ecovillage.

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Permaculture expert Zev Friedman leading a fire circle at a Permaculture Design Certificate course

Health Considerations

To meet our needs for connection and learning as well as health and safety, we’re creatively adapting our programs. SOIL’s in-person classes take place primarily outdoors, with appropriate shelter in inclement weather.

Let’s connect with each other and the natural world to stay healthy!

For more information, see SOIL’s Health and Safety Practices.

Upcoming Classes

Zev Friedman leading a Permaculture tour at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage Day Tours

Most Saturdays

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.

Doug Elliott and ground hog

Storytelling Concert and Dinner with Doug Elliott

May 21, 2022

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.

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Visit natural building Leela at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

May 27-30, 2022

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 27 years.

Note: This program is full. Contact us to join the waiting list.

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Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

May 30 – June 3, 2022

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.

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Experiencing day lilies at Earthaven Experience Week

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

July 31 – August 6, 2022

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.

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Boys holding chickens at Earthaven Ecovillage

Eco-Explorers Adventure Week

August 1-5, 2022

Bring your 6-12 year-old kids to Eco-Explorers Adventure Week for an age-appropriate ecovillage experience while you participate in Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week. This day camp is designed to develop ecological literacy, gain practical life skills, and build meaningful friendships, and is also open to commuters.

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Compassion Camp at Earthaven Ecovillage

Compassion Camp

August 18-21, 2022

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.

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Visit natural building Leela at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

October 7-10, 2022

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 27 years.

Learn More

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

October 10-14, 2022

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.

Learn More

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