Front Yard Gardens: Rules For Growing Food Out Front

So you want to turn your lawn into a front yard garden? Here’s how to stay friends with the neighbors.


Matavenero, the oldest ecocommunity in Spain, is located somewhere in Astorga, which is another 50km from León’s centre. In July heat with not much tree

Finding Permaculture In Iran

Despite what Western media commonly reports, there is permaculture in Iran.

Communities Magazine - Follow the Communities Movement

Communities magazine is the primary resource for information, stories, and ideas about intentional communities, ecovillages, co-ops, and cooperation.

- Earthaven Ecovillage -

Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. Visit in person or online!

Trees for Life | Rewilding the Scottish Highlands

Our vision is of a revitalised wild forest in the Highlands of Scotland, providing space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive.

The Fearless Heart

Inspiration and tools for creating the future we want. Courage to live it now.

Sadhana Forest Community  | Auroville

This is a community focused on water conservation and the indigenous reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded Auroville land located inland from Morattandi, off the Pondicherry-Tindivanam road. 

Landing Page - Ökodorf Sieben Linden

We share our experiences and knowledge with the public through a diverse range of educational offerings. If you have a few minutes see our videoclip (choose English subtitles!) For an overview please follow this link For the German program of Sieben Linden click here!

Findhorn Foundation - Spiritual community, Learning centre, Ecovillage

Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic we have decided to suspend our regular scheduled residential programming for 2021. We will continue to offer online programmes and to evaluate onsite opportunities as circumstances allow, so sign up for our latest news. If you have a residential booking for 2021, we will be in touch.

Tamera Peace Research & Education Center in Portugal

We work for global system change: from war to peace, from exploitation to cooperation, from fear to trust. Help to build a nonviolent human culture.

Ecovillage at Ithaca | Website for Ecovillage at Ithaca and its educational non-profit Learn@EcovillageIthaca

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.

Gaia Education Resources -

The Gaia Education resources offers some of the best articles, links and references available on ecovillage development and sustainable living.

Global Ecovillage Network - Community for a Regenerative World

The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of people designing regenerative futures, building bridges of hope, and forging international solidarity.

Transition Town Totnes - Taking positive action together in a changing world

Transition Town Totnes (TTT) is a community-led and run local charity that exists to strengthen the local economy, reduce our environmental impact, and build our resilience for a future with less cheap energy and a changing climate.

The Sustainable [R]evolution Project

Get your copy! Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide This beautiful and thoughtful book reminds us that forward thinking people have always appeared when humanity needed new, courageous, and outrageous responses to crisis. We're in a crisis now-one that sometimes seems impossible to surmount.

People's Manual: Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests : Via Campesina

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security are a new international instrument that can be used by peasant, fishing and pastoralist organisations, indigenous peoples, the landless, women and youth, and civil society as a whole, to assert their rights.

The Economics of Happiness - Local Futures

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Ecovillage Design Education Documentary Auroville | Youth Link | GEN | Auroras Eye Films

Recognised by UNESCO, Ecovillage Design Education was specifically designed to enable people and communities coming together to reclaim responsibility for their living situations – at local and regional levels. The EDE is a comprehensive course in the fundamentals of Sustainability Design. It is organised as a mandala that we call the sustainability wheel, encompassing what we perceive to be the four primary interweaving dimensions of human experience – Worldview, Ecological, Social and Economic aspects. This 5 week course was held at the forest of Pitchandikulam in Auroville India, and attended by 36 participants from all over the world. This documentary explores what an EDE is and feedback from the participants. Gaia Education was created by a group of educators called GEESE- Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth- who have been meeting over a series of workshops in order to formulate their transdisciplinary approach to education for sustainability. photos:


The Boston Globe recently published a story about an upcoming ecovillage in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This new project is an example of the growing trend of ecovillages popping up across the nati…

Transition Towns Movement

What is a Transition Town? Transition Sydney and Transition Bondi are active groups focused on community. Leith Alexander investigates.

The Global Ecovillage Network

The Global Ecovillage Network acts as the connective tissue between all of these communities. With all of the wisdom and experience in a global network to help transition to resilience on local and national levels. To learn more about the Ecovillage Development Program visit Client: The Global Ecovillage Network Production Company: LooseKeys Creative Director: Brad Chmielewski Illustration: Ethan Barnowsky & Jake Williams Animation: Ethan Barnowsky & Jake Williams Sound Design: Maeve Price Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro Looking to a create a video like this? Visit us at to learn more.

O.U.R. Ecovillage Permaculture Based Sustainable Community

Welcome to O.U.R. Ecovillage, a sustainable living demonstration and education center, based on permaculture principles and aiming to work with nature, not against it. People visit O.U.R. Ecovillage to learn how to live sustainably. They offer classes on sustainable food production, permaculture, natural building, and crafts such as basket making. O.U.R. Ecovillage is a place to learn through their successful example. They have nine acres in food production and natural off-the-grid buildings. It’s all based on living in community. Their vision is to create a model demonstration sustainable community. Share if you think we need more places like this! Special thanks to Cristina Terre, Gilmar Arellano, and Ann Gray for supporting me on Patreon. To learn more about O.U.R Ecovillage go to: — Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. He embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. 100% of his media income is donated to grassroots nonprofits. His YouTub

Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage

It's a utopian fantasy- discover a ghost town and rebuild it in line with your ideals-, but in Spain where there are nearly 3000 abandoned villages (most dating back to the Middle Ages), some big dreamers have spent the past 3 decades doing just that. There are now a few dozen ecoaldeas - ecovillages - in Spain, most build from the ashes of former Medieval towns. One of the first towns to be rediscovered was a tiny hamlet in the mountains of northern Navarra. Lakabe was rediscovered in 1980 by a group of people living nearby who had lost their goats and when they found their goats, they found Lakabe, explains Mauge Cañada, one of the early pioneers in the repopulation of the town. The new inhabitants were all urbanites with no knowledge of country life so no one expected them to stay long. When they first began to rebuild, there was no road up to the town so horses were used to carry construction materials up the mountain. There was no electricity either so they lived with candles and oil lamps. In the early years, they generated income by selling some of their harvest and working odd jobs like using their newfound construction experience to rebuild roofs outside town. Later

Maitreya EcoVillage

Robert Bolman's Maitreya EcoVillage is a place where green building, as well as green ideals, flourish in a small community found in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

My Life in the Dancing Rabbit Eco Village

Have you wondered if you really could ever ditch your current life, and start homesteading? Could you grow your own food? Build yourself a house? Meet Rae Machado, a young woman who is doing just that. Take a peek into her life in the “Dancing Rabbit” intentional community outside Memphis, MO. Originally from Hollywood, CA, Rae wasn't happy with her hurried, materialistic lifestyle - successful on one hand, but seeming to bring more debt and disenchantment than anything else on the other. She craved “real life”, whatever that meant. She visited the Dancing Rabbit Eco Village in northeastern Missouri, and it was love at first sight. For Rae, the learning curve was steep - working as a model really hadn't prepared her for growing her own food. But she learned quickly, even building her own straw bale house with her partner Elliott. She now acts as a spokesperson for the community, contributing her P.R. and media savviness to the cause of intentional living.

Ecovillage living - a new source of hope | Kosha Joubert | TEDxGeneva

In this largely illustrated talk, Kosha Joubert shares how community-led regeneration can become a source of solutions for today’s societal challenges. Kosha takes us on a journey around the globe to discover ecovillages, envisioning a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity. Kosha Joubert grew up in South Africa. She went on a pilgrimage through her own country in 1991, discovered a community of black and white South Africans living together, and has lived in intentional communities and researched intercultural communication ever since. Currently, she lives with her family in the Ecovillage of Findhorn, Scotland, and serves as President of the Global Ecovillage Network. She is fascinated by the phenomenon of Collective Wisdom: how can we transform our communities, organisations and societies into systems of cooperation, creativity and innovation for a planet at peace with itself. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

In community, On the road - Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage is a 25 year old intentional community near Asheville, NC. It's been through a lot of changes, but it's intention as a community has stayed strong.

Wana Duma Eco-Village

In 2013, Wana Duma Children's Project (WDCP) secured a 7-acre parcel of land in rural Kenya with the dream of creating a self-sustainable Eco-Village. In 2017, WDCP was awarded a matching grant from Rotary District 5080 with funds from clubs in Idaho, Washington and British. This grant enabled Wana Duma to install a complete solar water pump and storage system at the Eco-Village site.

LA ecovillage: self-reliance in car-free urban homestead

In urban Los Angeles, about 3 miles west of downtown, 500 people live on 11 acres where priority is given to bicycles, fruit trees, greywater, veggie gardens, clotheslines, compost, shared spaces (tool shop, art space, bike shop), micro-businesses, on-site natural food coop and chickens. The Los Angeles Ecovillage was launched over 2 decades when its founders looked to the neighborhood for inspiration. The way in which we think about making an urban ecovillage, we have to ask ourselves the questions, 'what are the problems in your neighborhood with air, soil and water', explains co-founder Lois Arkin. And for us, in the beginning, it was discovering that the children in our neighborhood had 20% less lung capacity than children in other neighborhoods. So what could we do, we could stop driving. * Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: LA Ecovillage: Original story: