SAHALE ECO VILLAGE
The EcoVillage at Sahale is a growing project and collaborative living experience where tested principles of permaculture, community growth and human development are being implemented.
Our EcoVillage is inspired by the sacred 68 acres of beauty,
infused with the devotion & creativity of an experienced community culture.
Dreams are being realized & resources preserved by this village of supporters.
Over 10 years in development, Sahale is a permaculture demonstration site and education center. It is also the home to a “village” of
experienced communitarians who share their wisdom and offer training in living an intentional life for self-improvement and social
creativity and governance. Leaders of all kinds are supported and encouraged here. Collaboration and organization is a feature of our
learning together. Our culture honors the arts of all kinds and enjoys seasonal celebrations and traditions, work parties, birthdays and a lifestyle infused with mindful practices.
To learn more about the permaculture movement see permacultureglobal.com, permacultureportal.com and permies.com.
Drawing on the values and tenets of the Global Ecovillage Network, Sahale offers a rich cultural foundation, a creative economic and business model for shared living focused on education and training. The vision for Sahale includes a strong dedication to stewardship for the environmental features of this place and a reverence for the spiritual sanctuary she offers all who visit and reside here.
68 acres woodland, meadows, old growth cedars, camping grounds, homes & retreat center with modern kitchen and shared living spaces
Orchards including apple, pear, walnuts, hazelnut, plum
12,000 sq. feet of available garden space
Beautiful lawns, ornamental gardens with benches, vistas and artwork
Workshop center for fiber and fine arts
Hiking and walking trails
Beautiful river access
Tranquil, quiet setting filled with birdsong and natural sounds
Irene, Land Steward
Tahuya State Forest
Our Right Hand
An Ongoing Journey
As a community we gather annually on
Memorial Day for a work party.
Men, women and children come to work on the land. It is a grand spring cleaning. We tend our forest, our paths, river needs, build new projects, focus gardens and growth. What a fun long weekend we have. At the end, we celebrate together with a excellent bonfire to address our slash pile. With respect to the Earth, a safety-first attitude and intentional wisdom... we gather for the blaze, rest, commune and witness. All the elements are present. Earth. Air. Water and Fire, as we sit under the stars and moon.
We use the ashes to feed our gardens and the land. We deeply honor the full circle nature of life, death, rebirth.
It is the beauty way.
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The Ecovillage at Sahale is looking for interns and potential residents for longer term engagement. We are looking for people with interest in learning and growing and in communitarian living. We both desire to pass on what we are learning and to have skilled friends join the village. Our emphasis on growing good people as well as caring for the land, means that as a visitor, a resident or an intern, learning experiments are going on and evolving.
DESIGN YOUR EXPERIENCE
Craft with us an internship or a visit that matches your desires for training, hands-on experience and experimentation, healing, friendship, social collaboration and creativityand learning opportunities. For more information see our Intern Flyer.
NEED FOLKS WITH SKILLS
Alternative energy systems maintenance/development
Permaculture and Biodynamic practitioners with some
experience and training
Small farm development and management experience
Business management and development, Marketing
Web development and management
Small farm animal husbandry
Organic integrated pest management
Orcharding and food forest development
Mushroom cultivation and mycology
Sustainable timber management
Natural bee keeping
Wetlands management and water security