Online Workshops

Curious how your own community and backyard can become your living laboratory? 

SOIL’s place-based relational learning approach meets each student where they are. This student-centered form of learning heavily emphasizes inquiry into topics of importance to you and your community. SOIL faculty source from the connections they intimately have from their place as a starting point while supporting students to learn from the connections and knowledge they have from their respective places. This approach of meeting people where they are and leading them into deeper and more profound connections with their immediate environment has yielded powerful results and ultimately helps us become more native to our place in the world.

Workshops range from one to ten sessions, depending on the topic. With each workshop, you receive access to the recording and resources to review on your schedule.

 

 

Permaculture instructor Zev Friedman teaching college group

Upcoming Workshops

LEAPs - Earthaven's alternative currency

Village Economics at Earthaven

Saturday, May 8
3 – 5 pm

The ins and outs of money and wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage.

A viable economy is a key component to the success of all Ecovillage and residential community projects. Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics, which includes such things as right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being. Join Lee Warren and envision a new story about time, money, and wealth.

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Mollie, Kimchi, and Lee with Kimchi's end-of-life documents

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

Fridays, May 7 & 14
1-5 pm

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

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Amakiasu Turpin-Howze, Tyson Sampson, Lee Warren

Decolonizing Permaculture

Saturdays, May 22 – June 19
11 am – 1 pm

Join us on this exploration of the celebrations and challenges of permaculture as seen through the lens of three “marginalized” voices. Amakiasu Turpin-Howze, Tyson Sampson, and Lee Warren explore how the concepts of colonization, power-over, and dominator thinking have pervaded modern culture and offer suggestions about how to move towards a more holistic, equitable, integrated, and life-centered mindset.

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Green-built house with gardens and solar hot water

Place-Based Living at Earthaven

Saturday, June 26
3 – 5 pm

Visitors to Earthaven Ecovillage are often surprised that we are not yet fully sustainable or 100% self-sufficient. In this online workshop, sustainability expert and Earthaven member Lee Warren helps define the context and describe our journey of moving from a consumer culture to a land-based, place-based life.

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Group talking in a circle

Relational Leadership

Saturday, July 24
3 – 5 pm

Being a strong, powerful, and brave leader means pioneering new ways of building teams. Gone are the days of the purely hierarchical structure. In its place are emerging collaborative, equitable, inclusive, trust-based, and mutually beneficial models of relating. Join Lee Warren in this overview of a new paradigm approach to team building and organizational success.

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Two women caring for a baby

People Care at Earthaven 

Saturday, TBD
3 – 5 pm

An overview of the social, emotional, and relational aspects of village life.

Culture at Earthaven Ecovillage is both intentionally and organically created based on both the people who come together and the purpose they hold dear. Lee Warren exposes the invisible infrastructure that binds us to each other, to the land, and to the ecovillage project.

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Zev Friedman and Kimchi Rylander in the neighborhood garden

Cooperative Gardening and Permaculture Strategies

Sunday, TBD
3 – 5 pm

Cooperation has an ancient history and strong current tradition in supporting successful land-based living. We’ll explore real-life examples from Zev Friedman’s life, other U.S. communities and other cultures as a starting place for thinking about how you can organize your family and community.

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Green-built house with gardens and solar hot water

Place-Based Living at Earthaven

[Video recording]

Visitors to Earthaven Ecovillage are often surprised that we are not yet fully sustainable or 100% self-sufficient. This online workshop helps define the context and describe the journey of moving from a consumer culture to a land-based, place-based life.

This is a recording of a two-hour workshop presented by sustainability expert and Earthaven member Lee Warren in January 2021. 

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