From Vision to Reality!
Our friend, Tony Sirna, one of several founders of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri, is in town again. Doors at 10:15, and we'll start right at 10:30 with the slideshow and talk. Plus: Learn about Bay Area ecovillage initiatives, and the upcoming Global Eco-village Network (GEN) Conference in Switzerland this July. Optional hands-on workshop and lunch to follow. Sign up separately here for that.
"Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage and intentional community of about 70 people set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle....[O]ur goal is to grow to be a self-reliant town of 500 to 1000 residents who are committed to radical environmental sustainability."
The members at Dancing Rabbit adhere to six ecological covenants including a commitment to living without a personal vehicle, organic gardening practices, producing electricity from sustainable sources, using reclaimed and bio-regional lumber, and adhering to waste disposal systems that reclaim organic and recyclable materials.
Tony will introduce DR and its companion communities in Scott County, Missouri. They are thriving examples of the worldwide eco-villages movement. Human scale, natural building, supporting individual and collective initiatives, private homes and communal households, entrepreneurial businesses, and income-sharing collectives, permaculture design and food-growing, car-sharing, and consensus-based governance.
(Tony Sirna (standing) with EBCOHO members at a gathering two years ago)