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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Planting Chestnuts for the Future

By Pat Evans On a frigid November morning, 31 adults and 9 children joined together on EcoVillage land to plant 51 chestnut trees, provide them with protection from hungry critters, and mulch the trees for winter.  Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm was our guide. The work was complete in less than an hour – […]

A Dynamic New Approach

by Liz Walker There was a distinct sense of anticipation as 43 people gathered at the FROG Common House on a cold Friday night in November. Half of the participants were from EcoVillage Ithaca, and half were from six other cohousing groups, some as far away as Ohio and Maine. There was even a delegation […]

Enriching the Soil: a Biochar Workshop

By Kurt Pipa “You call this soil?” This, about the soil in my garden. In my defense I explained to my critic that its condition was much worse when we started gardening this land four years ago and that we had done lots to build it up. And I pointed out that we have some […]