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.
Place-Based Living at Earthaven
Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 – 5 pm
Recording available now
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.
People Care at Earthaven
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 – 4 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.
Village Economics at Earthaven
Friday, Dec. 3, 7 – 9 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.
Saturday, Dec. 11, 4 – 6 pm
The problems created by industrial agriculture are many fold and ever increasing. Join Lee Warren in exploring industrial vs. sustainable food system models, principles of ecologically based agriculture, current farming buzzwords (resilient, organic, sustainable, etc.), and tips for a more regenerative food future. Discover how we are implementing some of these systems at Earthaven.
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