One of the world’s largest and longest-sustaining EcoVillages, situated on 220-acres of historic and sacred agricultural land in Southern Arizona’s fertile Santa Cruz River Valley. More than 100 dedicated individuals from around the world have been drawn together by a common vision for the future – creating a regenerative culture of sustainability living in harmony with humanity and nature under the guiding principle of “one God, one planetary family.” We believe true sustainability is founded in spiritual unity without uniformity. It is the gathering of a union of souls putting hands and hearts together that is building this ever-expanding community that is a prototype for the lifestyle of the near future.
We are a fully operational micro-society showcasing more than 30 years of continuing success incorporating a modern lifestyle within the sustainable context of a land-based society. We use traditional permaculture principles and time-honored techniques of organic gardening, as well as new sustainable technologies. In addition to pursuing the classic “off-grid” definition of sustainability, we also pursue self-sufficiency by providing meaningful vocational work, ongoing education, spiritual exploration, and dynamic cultural experiences to each of the committed, residential members of the EcoVillage. We seek to create regenerative and nourishing systems that wholly capture the multifaceted meanings of permaculture and sustainability.
For more than 30 years we have built both physical infrastructure in the form of our buildings, gardens, and tools, as well as spiritual infrastructure in the form of healing practices, strategies, diversion, and counseling to promote conflict-resolution, cooperative work skills, and honest communication. By consciously merging the physical and spiritual worlds in this way, we work to create a reality within the EcoVillage that demonstrates “spiritual physicality” – the realization of spiritual ideals through tangible progress.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 100
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
An admissions process leads to a live-in initiate phase before full membership. To arrange your visit, please contact us by email, phone, or US mail. To book a tour: https://avalongardens.org/tour