Place-Based Living at Earthaven

An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems

Saturday, June 26, 3 – 5 pm Eastern Time
Friday, October 1, 3 – 5 pm Eastern Time


Visitors to Earthaven Ecovillage are often surprised to hear 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.

We’ll look at the actual lived experiences of the over 26 years of village building through examining our homes, power, water, and waste systems, and especially our food and medicine. Compare and contrast the concepts of self-reliance, interdependence, permaculture, sustainability, resilience, regeneration when it comes to whole systems design.

Green-built house with gardens and solar hot water
Moving a chicken tractor on a permaculture farm


The workshop is based on a slide presentation with time for questions and discussion.

The workshop will be held over Zoom. The workshop will be recorded and participants will have lifetime access to the recording.


We offer partial scholarships to black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend. We understand that BIPOC experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and this is one way we are able to create more access. If you identify as BIPOC and would like to receive a scholarship, please contact us at

Engines in an off-grid micro-hydro power system




Saturday, June 26, 3 – 5 pm Eastern Time

Friday, October 1, 3 – 5 pm Eastern Time

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What’s Included

Tuition includes instruction, the workshop recording, and reference information.

About the Instructor

Lee Warren

Lee Warren

Faculty and SOIL Co-Founder

Lee is a sustainability professional with twenty five years of experience envisioning, designing, and living innovative solutions to organic food systems, intentional community, and sustainability education. She’s been living in rural, land-based community since 1995 and at Earthaven Ecovillage since 2000.