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Work, Play and Be @ Dancing Shiva Neighborhood/Earthav­en Ecovillage for a day.

I originally listed this meetup for the Creating Intentional Community group.
I am including the WNC Survival and Thrival Group in the invitation because this is a wonderful example of off the grid living.
Read the rest to see if you desire to play.

This Meetup promises to be an exciting, educational, and epicurean adventure of some unknown proportions.

We are going to gather and either work on the mud hut (with concrete and wire), or work in the garden, or dig some dirt or do some of the other everyday stuff that goes on at the Dancing Shiva neighborhood.

Also we will have a tour of the Permaculture neighborhood designed by Rudy Ballentine.

Solar power, solar hot water, passive solar building design, rainwater catchment and storage, greywater systems, and all the other things that make up comfortable "Off the Grid Living" are here.

I believe we should have a pot luck lunch. Bring some healthy food to share with others. Please bring food that is as local as possible and organic. Most of the people living here are allergic to "crap". Good food: Vegan, vegetarian, meat eatin or whatever, just healthy. No dimetheylbromidaline or other things that do not sound like carrot or po-ta-to.

For dinner, after the 4pm responsibilities are over, Rudy has promised an epicurean delight of organic local food.

And if enough people are interested we could continue on into a drum circle, fire pit, stand up comedy, singing, dancing and other cute things we humans do.

The Meetup will be some work in exchange for a tour, an experience, and an extravaganza (if you stay for dinner and/or drum circle).

Bring your boots, gloves, a change of clothes, your drums AND other musical instruments, some lunch pot luck food, and a little imagination and....

Believe me, some exciting things will happen.

Please visit the Earthaven website to familiarize yourself with the area.

The Dancing Shiva is a new neighborhood and not yet listed on the website as such.

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  • Arthur M.

    This was a well proportioned meetup. Plenty of time to meet and greet, then a wonderful casual tour of the Permaculture site, then a little work and another long meet and greet before Epic, Epicurean Feast.

    June 20, 2013

  • Starr

    I was there by 12:30 and waited at the Kiev until Michaeljon Drouin came over from his store to talk to me and ask me if he could help. We're now friends and I'll go back on my own when I can fit it into my schedule. I so wanted to meet all you guys. Hope you had fun. :)

    June 15, 2013

  • caroline

    Can longer make it. Very upset.

    June 15, 2013

  • E.J. C.

    Is anyone interested in carpooling? I'm in Swannanoa just off the 70, could meet at Ingles or something. I'm happy to drive and figure since I'm on the way out there it might be nice. Let me know!

    June 13, 2013

  • E.J. C.

    Hi! Can't wait. Sound like we'll be meeting there?

    June 13, 2013

  • Furbish

    I'm all about it!

    June 10, 2013

  • Arthur M.

    This event is being "produced" to give us all an opportunity to meet new friends and family. And play in the dirt. And eat good food. And experience how Intentional Community works to promote friendships and collaboration and co-conspirators in life.
    I organized Creating Intentional Community and WNC Survival and Thrival Group to find the rest of my family and community.
    If you are here to find your "Tribe" or some friends/associates/family then "events" like this one are where you should be.
    We are simply getting together and doing things. If you would like to see how community can make work into play then "come on".
    If you would like to stand in the Garden of Eden (my opinion) for a few moments then "come on".

    June 1, 2013

  • caroline

    Wow, this sounds like so much fun! Cant wait to get dirty and hang with some good folks.

    May 12, 2013

    • Arthur M.

      You've got the picture girl.

      May 12, 2013

  • Arthur M.

    Go to Photos in the menu bar Above and look at the pictures of Dancing Shiva Neighborhood at Earthaven to see where you are going to be visiting.

    1 · May 12, 2013

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