Introduction to Ecovillage Education

Introduction to Ecovillage Education

Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, 2014 (9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day)

Location:  Heathcote Community, Freeland, MD

Cost:  Sliding Scale $250 - $500

Early Bird Discount:  Register by May 13 to get a $25 discount!

Registration:  Click here to register

Note:  Ma'ike will be teaching Introduction to Consensus & Facilitation on June 13.  You can take both workshops and stay at Heathcote for the whole weekend!

Workshop Description

What do we actually need to do-- and who do we actually need to be-- in order to be "sustainable"? The Ecovillage Education curriculum is a distillation of the lessons learned by sustainable community pioneers from all 5 continents. Join us for a two day overview of the curriculum using food systems as a focus point for our conversations. We'll look at food through all four lenses the curriculum engages: ecological, economic, social and world view, as a demonstration for how the curriculum plays out on one real issue. Expect this workshop to be a fast paced, enlightening and full weekend.

Workshop Instructor:  Ma'ikwe Ludwig

Ma'ikwe Ludwig's work blends her three main passions: community, sustainability and the kind of personal growth that helps us be better humans. She is the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage's nonprofit wing, and the Director of Ecovillage Education US. As a regular writer for Communities magazine, she helps give people glimpses into consciously lived life in intentional communities, and supports new groups getting off the ground. Ma'ikwe teaches consensus, facilitation and general group dynamics, often with her husband, Laird Schaub. She is the author of Passion as Big as a Planet, and recently gave her first TEDx talk: Sustainable is Possible! Website:

Food and Lodging

Bring your own vegetarian bag lunch both days.  You are welcome to join us for an optional vegetarian potluck Saturday evening, followed by informal socializing.  If you wish, you can sleep in our rustic bunk room Friday and/or Saturday night.  The suggested donation is $20/night.