Last updated: February 21, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
EcoVillage at Ithaca
(Ithaca, New York, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 1992 Established: 1996
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us/
- Contact Name: EcoVillage at Ithaca
- Phone: 607-272-5149
115 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, New York, 14850
Visitors accepted: Yes
People are welcome to come to our free public tour at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. If that doesn’t work for your schedule, you can arrange a private tour by contacting our visit coordinator at least one week in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org). We ask that people who take a private tour join our nonprofit educational organization as members ($35/single, $50/household) in exchange for our time. We have some overnight accommodations available; check with the visit coordinator regarding availability.
Open to new Members: Yes
TREE (Third Neighborhood)
Ecological Cohousing Village
The pedestrian village is surrounded by woods and open meadows. We have a 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm on site that provides produce for residents as well as the wider Ithaca area, and a 5-acre CSA berry farm that has delicious organic u-pick berries.
Our goal is to build a replicable model of a cooperative, environmentally sensitive village that can also serve as a demonstration site for teaching principles of sustainability and permaculture.
Our nonprofit educational organization is affiliated with both Cornell and Ithaca College. Our developing educational program provides hands-on training in community life and on building sustainable communities. We have helped to initiate and contribute to a sustainability movement in our locality that is bringing about profound changes in the region.
EcoVillage is located on 175 acres, two miles from downtown Ithaca, and three miles from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ninety percent of the land is preserved as green space for organic agriculture and wildlife habitat. For more information about EVI, read Liz Walker’s book, “EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture,” New Society Publishers, 2005. It is available from our website.