Gourd Lamps by Graham Ottoson

Livelihoods

Many residents operate businesses, farms, music and art studios, and professional practices, both on and off-site. Browse our listings and links to learn more, and consider doing business with us!

Meaningful work and making a living are vital aspects of residential life in EcoVillage at Ithaca. The energy, passion and creativity we bring to our community is also applied to our careers and vocations as educators, healers, growers, software engineers, legal and financial professionals, artists, writers, entrepreneurs and more.

Unlike some intentional communities, EcoVillage at Ithaca does not operate a shared commercial business enterprise in which residents work. Rather, our villagers have jobs, operate small businesses and professional practices, and do substantial work as volunteers. About 45% of us work from home, onsite on farms, or in offices built within the Common Houses.

Browse the business listings and links below. Share in our livelihoods, and consider your own, by visiting a bed & breakfast, taking music lessons, buying handcrafts, or consulting with a lawyer, financial advisor, healer, therapist, marketer, designer or other professional.

Resident-Owned Businesses (alphabetical order):

Alan Willett, Oxseeker Consulting   -  Organizational development and leadership training for the software industry

Beadwork  –  Suncatchers and off-loom woven jewelry, available at Handwork in Ithaca

Being Change  -  Weaving the Great Turning through circles, art and story

blink digital graphics  –  We work closely with our clients and co-create designs that are appropriate, effective and adaptable to change.

Carpenter  -  Otto Ottoson, 607-277-0589

Chris White -  jazz, improvisational and classical cellist, cello teacher, and founder-director of New Directions Cello Association and Festival

Consult-Design-Build – homes and whole communities – Rod Lambert, 607 275 3362

Clear Light Communication  -  For photos, videos and text with integrity, focus and clarity

Dr. Deanna Hope Berman  -  Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Midwife, Natural Health Store

Entos Press  -  Publisher of Wayne Gustafson’s novels, photographs, and original notecards

Frog’s Way Bed & Breakfast  -  B&B at EcoVillage (in SoNG)

Gourd Art - Hands on Gourds  -  Homegrown organic lamps and functional gourd art by Graham Ottoson

Home Green Home  -  environmentally appropriate furnishings and retailer in downtown Ithaca

Hayabusa Ithaca – Karate, ju-jutsu, aiki-jutsu and kobudo with Sensei James Entwood

Ithaca Piano  -  Piano lessons by Chieko Pipa

Jody Kessler  -  Singer/songwriter, interfaith minister

Jody Kessler Singing Heart Yoga  -  Yoga, chanting and meditation: an inspirational body/mind/spirit experience!

Jonna Climie  – Massage and certified Healing Touch energy work practitioner

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute  -  Education to connect people with the environment and each other

Kestrel Perch Berries  –  U-pick CSA berry farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

LingoSite  -  Language and translation services: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese

Lorraine Faehndrich, Radiant Life Design - Mind Body Coaching and Mentoring for women struggling with chronic pelvic and sexual pain

Muskrat Studio  -  Sculpture, mixed media, prints

Natural Investments, LLC - Sustainable/responsible investments and financial planning, formerly Ecolibrium Financial Planning

Port Bay Travel – custom, escorted tours, and specializing in scho ol trips

Rachael Shapiro - Therapist

SEED - permaculture design consultation services and educational events helping people build skills to co-create a regenerative future.

SOUNDSWELL - Audio and video production services

Sustena Life Club  - Japanese language eco-tours and EcoVillage Ithaca homestays 

Suzanne Kates, Sagework - Massage & Reiki, specializing in Elders

Swallow’s Nest Bed & Breakfast  - An organic B&B at EcoVillage Ithaca (in SoNG)

Sustainable Living Associates – Education, Facilitation, Consulting. Elan Shapiro, 607-592-8402

Tutoring in Writing, Reading, and the Humanities – Valorie Rockney, 607-272-4921

West Haven Farm - Organic vegetable CSA farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

The Wildflower Room Bed & Breakfast at EcoVillage – Julia Morgan, 607-275-3362

Yoku Dekimashita -  Japanese language summer day camp at EcoVillage Ithaca