Village Economics at Earthaven Ecovillage

The Ins and Outs of Money and Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage

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A viable economy is a key component to the success of all ecovillage and residential community projects. Yet, in stark contrast to the predatory, industrial, and highly consumptive nature of our world economic systems, Earthaven looks towards a more elegant, fair-share design for economics that includes right livelihood, living wages, sustainability, cooperation, and village well-being.

Discover the economic structure in this rural Appalachian intentional community, including how Earthaven itself raises funds for capital and operating expenses, how the neighborhood co-ops structure ownership and fees, and how individual members survive financially. We’ll also discuss business structures, what we’ve gotten right and wrong, and the future we hope to create around money.

Join us as we envision a new story about time, money, and wealth.

LEAPs - Earthaven's alternative currency
Building a bridge in community


The workshop includes a slide show 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 50% 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

Useful Plants Nursery with permaculture plants at Earthaven Ecovillage



What’s Included

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


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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.