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The Eco-Institute


Pickards Mountain
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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The Eco-Institute


Pickards Mountain
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Healing the Human-Earth Relationship

The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is dedicated to healing the Human-Earth relationship. Our educational farm and sustainability learning center reside on 38 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina, eight miles west of Chapel Hill.


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As the world grows more and more out of balance, we urgently need to regain a relationship with the planet based upon the understanding of the world as a sacred and living whole, and to reclaim a consciousness that is centered in that understanding. Only if we redeem the problem at the root can we hope to heal and come back into balance with our environment.
— Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

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Odyssey Fellowship Program


a 10-week residential immersion Sept 5 - Nov 14

Odyssey Fellowship Program


a 10-week residential immersion Sept 5 - Nov 14

Something new is happening, a new vision, a new energy, a new sacred story is coming into being in the transition from one era to another.
— Thomas Berry

Explore this life-changing, 10-week  residential program dedicated to healing the human-Earth relationship.  Created for 18 to 28-year-olds who long for purposeful community, we are working together toward the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible!

Please consider this for yourself and other young adults in your life. Pass the word far and wide, as their applications are being accepted NOW for the Fall 2017 session. Scholarships are available and tuition/room & board is on a sliding scale.  Age exceptions are always considered if someone outside the age range is interested. 

 

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Upcoming Events


Learn about what's coming up at the Eco-Institute

Upcoming Events


Learn about what's coming up at the Eco-Institute

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VISIT our events page TO LEARN ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS & HOW TO REGISTER!

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Now Offering Scholarships


ASSISTING PROMISING YOUNG ADULTS IN THE TUITION COSTS OF THE ODYSSEY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM & Odyssey intensive

Now Offering Scholarships


ASSISTING PROMISING YOUNG ADULTS IN THE TUITION COSTS OF THE ODYSSEY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM & Odyssey intensive

The Eco-Institute is now offering scholarship opportunities to assist promising young adults in the tuition costs of the Odyssey Fellowship Program and the condensed Odyssey Intensive. Thank you to our donors and supporters who have given of their time, their gifts, and their dollars in service to our shared work and who are committed to making this program accessible for young adult changemakers.

 

We are living in a time of great change, when creating a new story for our world is crucial. 
People all over the world are reclaiming their power and responding to the cry of Mother Earth.

Every day we help define the direction of our collective course. 


 

Are there young adults in your community who you feel would thrive in the Odyssey Fellowship Program?

Help transform our culture, one heart at a time by nominating a young adult who is helping to redefine our culture!

 

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Dancing with Despair


To rediscover hope

Dancing with Despair


To rediscover hope

returning as a weekend retreat this Fall

Join us for a deeply nature-connected weekend honoring our love for the world in ways that transform despair into creative energy. This program is based on the work of Joanna Macy, which blends theory and practice drawn from Deep Ecology, Systems Theory, and Spiritual Traditions. These engaging practices encourage profound truth-telling, allowing us to access our collective courage and creative potential.

Dates are to be determined. Email us at info@eco-institute.org to be added to the interest list!