What will your future home in community look like? Learn from an expert: Our friend, Tony Sirna, one of several founders of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, will join us for an in-depth workshop giving a taste of both the pioneering spirit of creating community and the everyday reality of living in it.
Join us for lunch and an afternoon of close-up and personal time with Tony, facilitated by Cohousing Coach Raines Cohen. Light lunch included. EBCOHO supporting members (and members of supporting groups) save $10. Note: price is per household, not per person -- so ignore the MeetUp calculated price after you RSVP.
Note: join us Wednesday night for a preview.
"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 Rutledge (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)