Gourds by Graham Ottoson

Livelihoods

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.

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.


Accommodations at Ecovillage:

Amazing View: Jacuzzi, bright, spacious 2 BR home – sleeps 4, large yard in Song

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

Resident-Owned Businesses (alphabetical order):

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

Authentic Communication Group – Martha Lasley, 607-742-3841

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Whitaker, LMT – Specializing in trigger point therapy and pain relief; 607-201-4926

Jonna Climie  – Massage and certified Healing Touch energy work practitioner

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

SOUNDSWELL – Audio and video production services

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

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

True-Blue Editing – developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading; Christine Schmidt

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

West Haven Farm – Organic vegetable CSA farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

The Yoga Room – Yoga–right here at Ecovillage.  Marcy offers heart-centered, alignment based, safe, personalized, soul touching classes that will leave you feeling better than when you came. Come give it a try. Check the website for more details.

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