Archive for the 'community' Category

East Wind - First Impressions

Monday, August 21st, 2006

I wrote this for a newsletter they were putting together at East Wind. I’ll write a more detailed summary about the mechanics of the community for another post.

I’ve been at East Wind for four days now, and I’m amazed that it exists at all.
When I first got in, Quinn (my greeter on the membership team) […]

Dancing Rabbit Interview - Tony

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Tony Sirna, one of the founders of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, answered some questions about Dancing Rabbit and his experience. This is an abridged version of the interview. Click here for the complete interview.
BB: I know that you guys started thinking about the project when you were in school in California. What were some of the […]

pictures from Dancing Rabbit

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Since my camera was busted when we got to Dancing Rabbit, I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures of my own. Luckily, Richard, another visitor in our group, had a camera and shared some of his pictures with us.

Kids playing on the hammock swing. Skyhouse (L) and Common House (R) in the back

Skyhouse […]

Dancing Rabbit Interview - Tereza

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Tereza, a six-year resident at Dancing Rabbit, answered some questions for us about her experience at the Ecovillage.
This is an abridged version of the interview. Click here for the full interview.
B: What made you seek out Dancing Rabbit?
T: Before I lived in DC - and I lived there for a year or two - I […]

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

We spent three weeks at Dancing Rabbit as part of their visitor program. There were 10 visitors in our group, half of whom stayed for the full three weeks. While our experience at Dancing Rabbit was very different from that at Lost Valley, I believe that each community is well structured to achieve its individual […]

Ecovillage and Permaculture Certificate Program at Lost Valley

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Ecovillage and Permaculture Certificate Program 2006 at Lost Valley Educational Center (LVEC), Dexter Oregon
Summer program: June 26 - August 18, 2006; Fall program: October 2-27, 2006
This dynamic residential program provides a holistic introduction to ecovillages, in addition to a full permaculture design certificate course. Students may receive academic or internship credits.
Subjects: Ecological Landscape […]

Two weeks at Lost Valley

Monday, April 17th, 2006

It’s been three weeks, and I finally feel ready to post this. It’s been a long time in coming, but I hope the time and effort shows. About Lost Valley…
Wow. What can happen in the span of two weeks. Let’s start at the end, since it’s freshest in my mind. Lost Valley runs […]

Snapshot of Lost Valley

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

It’s been challenging to articulately compose my reaction to Lost Valley. There are too many things running around in my head about the land, the gracious sense of the place and the people who make it that way. I’ve made several attempts so far just to go silent with a smile. As pleasant (and maybe […]

notice: no cell service

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

While we’re here at Lost Valley, we do not have cell phone coverage. So we’re not ignoring your calls, we just aren’t getting them.

Interview with Dianne Brause, co-founder of Lost Valley Educational Center

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The Lost Valley Education Center and intentional community was conceived on Earth Day 1989. Since then, Dianne Brause, co-founder, has been helping to guide its development. She spoke with us after a community lunch on February 16, 2006.
Benjamin Bradley: I saw on the website you have, the mission statement and then the three goals for […]