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.

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

Upcoming Programs

Tour group in front of Earthaven Ecovillage Council Hall

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

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.

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Playing chase at the Reaching Nature Connection Conference

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. 

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Visit natural building Leela at Earthaven Ecovillage

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.

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Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

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.

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Preparing vegetables for a healthy meal

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.

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Compassion Camp at Earthaven Ecovillage

Compassion Camp

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.

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Experiencing day lilies at Earthaven Experience Week

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.

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Boys holding chickens at Earthaven Ecovillage

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.

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Presenting a permaculture design project

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.

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The Re-membering Retreat

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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