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 26 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.

See the full lineup below…

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

COVID-19 Plans

In response to the global COVID pandemic, we’re creatively adapting and continuing to grow our skills together. SOIL’s in-person classes take place safely outdoors, with appropriate shelter in inclement weather. 

Let’s stay healthy and keep learning!

For more information, see our COVID-19 Health and Safety Practices.

Upcoming Classes

Doug Elliott and ground hog

Wild Tales – Storytelling w/ Doug Elliott

June 18, 2021

Join us for dinner and an evening of storytelling with well-known naturalist and humorist Doug Elliott. Enjoy Doug’s strange but true adventures in the natural world with a few soulful harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.

Archery class at the Reaching Nature Connection Conference

Reaching Nature Connection

June 18-20, 2021

An annual outdoor conference for educators, parents, administrators, camp staff, and therapists. The program is based on forest schools, wilderness awareness, and early childhood education, and is a program of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers with CEUs available.

Compassion Camp at Earthaven Ecovillage

Compassion Camp

July 15-18, 2021

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.

Zev Friedman leading a Permaculture tour at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage Day Tours

Various Dates, Year Round

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.

Visit natural building Leela at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage Visitor Weekend

September 3-6, 2021

This service-learning program introduces participants in the community life of Earthaven Ecovillage. The class gives participants an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community over the past 25 years.

Seeds in many hands for deep ecology workshop

Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat

September 16-19, 2021

In this retreat, we will draw on the work of Deep Ecology and The Work That Reconnects to ground into our ecological identities, and the practice of yoga to integrate the work into our bodies. We will spiral through the 4 stages of The Work: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth.

Experiencing day lilies at Earthaven Experience Week

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

June 2022

Registration closed for 2021

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.

Workshop in Earthaven Council Hall

Cultivating Conscious Relationships: New Culture Intensive

Returning in 2022. Dates TBD.

Join us for a dynamic weekend of learning and growing in community! This experiential workshop, led by expert facilitator Sarah Taub and her team, will help you to develop skills and practices for cultivating healthy relationships, with a special emphasis on consent, courage, and compassion.

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