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

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, 607-272-7390

Elizabeth Salon – Family Nurse Practitioner, Integrative Health; elizabethsalon-np.com, elizasalon.np@gmail.com, 607-277-2201

Entos Press  –  Publisher of Wayne Gustafson’s novels, photographs, and original notecards; http://entospress.com

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

Gourdlandia –  Homegrown organic lamps and functional gourd art by Graham Ottoson

Zanshin Dojo Ithaca – Martial arts school for karate, ju-jitsu and kobudo with  Sensei James Entwood

Hendel Acupuncture – Shaul Hendel, a practitioner of acupuncture with 25 years experience; hendelacupuncture@gmail.com; www.hendelacupuncture.com, 607-252-6702

Ithaca Piano  –  Piano lessons by Chieko Pipa

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

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

Moving Through It – Yoga & dance/movement psychotherapy for moving with life; Cheryl Delaney, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, www.movingthroughitny.com, 607-288-3366

Muskrat Studio  –  Framed photographic prints and digital art

Port Bay Travel – custom, escorted tours, and specializing in school 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 

Sagework – Suzanne Kates – 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

123 Thrive Yoga Studio – Through asana movement based in deep alignment, come and relax your soul – Marcy Little, marcyslittle@gmail.com, 607-351-5179

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

West Haven Farm – Organic vegetable CSA farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

The Wildflower Bed & Breakfast – Julia Morgan, 607-275-3362, juliam59.wix.com/54321