Eco-village life: Dancing with the rabbits; Kate Lovelady, Leader

This past July, Bill and I spent a week at Dancing Rabbit, an “eco-village” in northeast Missouri. We were curious to find out what exactly an eco-village is, who eco-villagers are, and what Missouri eco-village life is like. Many of us are looking for new ways of living that are more ecologically sustainable and energy-independent; many are looking to have closer ties with our neighbors and a deeper sense of community; many are trying to get away from the processed American diet that’s making us fat and sick; many are asking, What is the “good life” really? Dancing Rabbit is one example of a community of people experimenting with new answers to such questions – and experimenting with some updated old answers.