Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage

An Overview of Our Regenerative Systems

Recording of the January 2021 workshop

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.

This two-hour presentation looks at the actual lived experiences of the over 27 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.

This workshop is part of series of workshops about Earthaven infrastructure with Lee Warren. This workshop explores the permaculture ethic of earth care in the creation and life at Earthaven.

Green-built house with gardens and solar hot water

This course was a good overview of how Earthaven got started. Lee Warren led the course well. She clearly has a thorough grasp of all the layers of interrelationship between all the systems and people that make Earthaven successful. She is an excellent communicator. 

Gayle M, Asheville

Moving a chicken tractor on a permaculture farm



What’s Included
Lifetime access to the workshop recording starting when you register.


Engines in an off-grid micro-hydro power system


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

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.