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 Experience 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.
The Re-membering Retreat
October 19-22, 2023
Explore what it means to Belong. An intimate journey reconnecting to the deepest parts of ourselves, to ignite more authenticity, meaning, and pleasure in all our connections. Set aside the hustle and drop into a ritual space where we can re-collect what is most meaningful and tend to our grief, our longings and our relationships in ways that are nourishing, grounded, and life-giving.
Home Funerals, Home Burials
November 11, 2023
A half-day introduction to death care at Earthaven. After experiencing eight deaths in eight years, along with extensive study with our mentors, we are sharing our experiences with others who want to feel empowered to care for and honor their dead from their homes with their family and friends. Learn your rights and options.
Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend
May 23-26, 2024
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 27-31, 2024
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.
Doug Elliott Storytelling Concert
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.
Gardening in Harmony with Nature
Growing garden vegetables can be easy and fun. How can that be? Soil microbes and farm animals are employed to generate fertility for our growing plants. Wisdom from the peasant farmers of the world shows us appropriate technology at a human scale. Following the cycles of the earth and the sun brings rhythm to our actions.
Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week
July 21-27, 2024
Join the homesteads, farms, and businesses of Earthaven Ecovillage for a hands-on, skill-building program in sustainable and climate-resilient community life. A residential immersion into the interconnected physical and social systems of our unique off-grid intentional community.
Reaching Nature Connection Annual Conference
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Permaculture Design Certification Course
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.
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