Contra Culture: April 27-29 2012
What is Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage?
Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage and intentional community of about 70 people set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle. We have built a village of natural buildings, powered by solar and wind, we grow our food organically, and share 3 cars for the whole village. We live cooperatively to varying degrees and govern ourselves using consensus.
How does dancing and Dancing Rabbit relate?
Despite the name, we have no official relationship to dancing. But dancing has been a growing part of our culture in recent years.
Where do we dance?
La Casa de Cultura was built with dancers in mind. With a quality sound system, excellent ventilation and a hardwood floor made from local hickory and walnut, you’ll be able to bring your nice shoes and have great slide. Or, just dance in your socks.
“La Casa is beautiful–floors are just stunning. Dancing is even more fun when you have a beautiful setting in which to do it.”
“The Casa has the nicest floor I’ve ever been on. So fast and clean!”
What will we do for toilets and showers?
Toilets at Dancing Rabbit are composting and the majority use a system called Humanure. Showers use collected rainwater and the water is heated with high tech wood-burning systems. While there will be plenty of hot water, there will not be that many showers available, so be prepared to shower less often then you are used to. You might consider a dip in the pond a refreshing alternative.
What will we do for food?
All meals will be provided as part of your registration fee. Food will be served community-style and will be primarily organic and local when possible. Food will be vegan/vegetarian and we can try to accommodate special diets. Everyone will be asked to participate in the dishes, snack preparation or other tasks. If you like to have something that is not locally grown, consider bringing it along. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale at the Milkweed Mercantile as well as in the local small town 3 miles away.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable but are transferable. We will have a waiting list and if you cannot make it, we will attempt to find someone to buy your ticket. If we can find someone to fill your spot, we will refund all but $25/person to cover processing time and paypal fees. Beginning 3 weeks before the event, we especially do not guarantee finding you a replacement, but you can try to find someone to purchase your ticket from you directly.
What about transportation?
Be prepared to be organized into carpools from your home city or major transportation points. This is an ecovillage, after all. We cannot provide transportation as the village of 70 is served by a car co-op of 3 vehicles. We also welcome bicyclists!
You will be asked to provide information that will facilitate carpooling when you register and we will help you get here.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
It is being organized by Rachel and Sharon at Dancing Rabbit. You can call Rachel at 510-621-7224 or email us.