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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

Join a life-changing, 10-week residential program. We share tangible skills in permaculture, animal husbandry, sustainable living skills, and community design principles. This is also a transformational experience for each person.

Do you long for heart-felt community?
Do you want to have a strong connection with yourself, community, and the wild environment?
Join us as we learn how to create a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible!

 

Applications are now open for Fall 2017
Deadline: July 31st

Our age range has expanded to 18 and up!

What I have learned here is vastly diverse, encompassing practical skills in agriculture, interpersonal skills, philosophical ideas, and spiritual practice. Most importantly however, I have begun to learn nature’s language and how to directly communicate with the magnificent spiritual essence of what we call the Earth.
— Jimi Eisenstein, Spring Fellowship 2016
 

 
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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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Upcoming Events


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

Upcoming Events


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

events

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