Welcome to Ecovillage

EcoVillage at Ithaca is part of a global movement of people seeking to create positive solutions to the social, environmental and economic crises our planet faces. Since 1991 we have developed an award-winning ecovillage that invites you to live, learn and grow. Our mission is to promote experiential learning about ways of meeting human needs for shelter, food, energy, livelihood and social connectedness that are aligned with the long-term health and viability of Earth and all its inhabitants.

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Exciting New Direction for LEARN: Gap Program

Exciting New Direction for LEARN: Gap Year  Program By Liz Walker It was the last day of a very full, five-day immersion experience for the ten students from SUNY Potsdam. The diverse group had bonded over cooking meals, learning conflict resolution skills, working in the farm’s greenhouse, and building a shed door. That morning, during a […]

WATER: More Valuable than Gold

by Julia Nelson A new approach to land stewardship at EVI With one environmental disaster after another circulating in the news, it is easy to see the dire impact that too much, or too little water can have on the environment. In the Finger Lakes region, we have not suffered the extremes of California wildfires, […]

We are Wired to Raise Children in Community

A Medium article written by Frederic Laloux In the West, a grand experiment has been unfolding over the last one hundred years. For thousands of years, humans had been deeply embedded within a broader net of community life — fitted within the spheres of family, social class, faith, and work. But then we shed community and embraced the […]