The Earthaven Ecovillage Podcast features audio interviews about all aspects of ecovillage living. Each podcast is approximately 30 minutes. You can find podcasts here or subscribe wherever you get podcasts. (This podcast was formerly called the Integrated Living Podcast.)
If you enjoy listening to this, please donate to support the podcast and our education programs. This podcast is produced by the Earthaven Ecovillage's School of Integrated Living.
What Earthaven Ecovillage is All About... For Me with Paul Caron
Earthaven Ecovillage co-founder and village philosopher Paul Caron shares how he got involved with the other Earthaven founders, innovations in round-pole timber framing that enabled building Earthaven's iconic Council Hall, and what the Earthaven Ecovillage project is all about... for him.
Nature connection with Lia Grippo, Kelly Virrarruel, and Erin Boehme
Academy of Forest Kindergarten directors Erin Boehme, Kelly Villarruel, and Lia Grippo discuss nature connection and young child development. They also talk about the annual Reaching Nature Connection weekend conference at Earthaven Ecovillage.
From Permaculture to Regional Mutual Aid with Zev Friedman, Season 1, Episode 5
In this podcast, Zev Friedman shares how he started living and teaching permaculture at Earthaven Ecovillage, and then how that led to forming Co-operate Western North Carolina (Co-operate WNC). Along the way, Zev shares examples of different types of permaculture and the work that Co-operate WNC is doing. Diana Leafe Christian is host.
Compassionate Communication in Community Settings with Steve Torma
Earthaven member and SOIL Faculty member Steve Torma discusses how nonviolent or compassionate communication (NVC) has been helpful in his life, neighborhood, and at Earthaven, along with how he discovered and started teaching NVC.
Steve has been an Earthaven member since 1994, helped build the village and was a co-founder of two neighborhoods.
Finding Community with Diana Leafe Christian
International communities expert Diana Leafe Christian shares what she learned from interviewing people from successful and failed communities, and the questions people who are looking for a community should ask. She tells about how she ended up living at Earthaven and why it’s her forever home. She also tells the story of a woman and her snarling German Shepherd who drove into Earthaven without calling ahead – displaying all of the things not to do when seeking a community.
Lee Warren's Lessons from a Life in Community, Season 1, Episode 2
Lee Warren shares what she has learned living in community for 27 years. She has lived at Earthaven for over 20 years, co-founded the Village Terraces neighborhood and also the School of Integrated Living. She has many years of experience with farming, both with Imani farm at Earthaven and as Executive Director at a sustainable agriculture non-profit in Asheville.