Educational Opportunities in the Community
Dancing Rabbit Eco-village: Dancing Rabbit is an eco-village/intentional community located 40 minutes outside of Kirksville at 1 Dancing Rabbit Ln in Rutledge, MO 63563. The community offers a number of different workshops throughout the year, including a natural building workshop, a permaculture design course, a soap-making and herbal medicine course, and a women’s building workshop. The community also offers an online webinar series on how to live a high quality, low carbon life. Tours are offered the second and fourth Saturday of each month, with no reservation required. For more information or driving directions, click here. For other any other questions, call (660)-883-5511.
The Possibilities Alliance Eco-village: The Possibilities Alliance is an eco-village/superhero headquarters located 11 minutes outside of Kirksville at 28408 Frontier Ln. in La Plata, MO 63549. The village offers a number of different workshops throughout the year, including a wild edibles workshop, a food preservation workshop, a natural dyeing workshop, and a bow-making workshop. The community also offers tours, but requests that you do call ahead to set up a time to visit. For a list of workshops offered each year, click here. For any other questions or to set up a tour, call (660)-332-4094.
White Rose Catholic Worker Farm: White Rose Catholic Worker Farm is a intentional community organized around ecology, sustainability, and spirituality located at 31167 Ferrier Lane In La Plata, Missouri 63549. The community offers site visits, but requests that you call ahead to set up a time to visit. For more information, call (660)-332-4026.
Take Root Cafe: Take Root is a pay-what-you can local foods cafe that offers delicious, healthy meals Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00-8:00 pm at 114 W Harrison St, in downtown Kirksville. The Cafe also hosts documentary film screenings, yoga classes, and bi-weekly workshops on sustainability related skills on the weekends. Workshops are advertised on their website or Facebook page and usually vary depending upon the week. Past examples of workshops have included compost pile building, kombucha-making, how to raise chickens, and how to start backyard gardens.