bunny rabbit saying love drawing of dacha off-grid homestead trees and hills wood and axe strawbale cottage reading in a hammock off-grid diesel generator carpentry tools beds of vegetables and flowers in a garden cattails in a natural water treatment pond

A few of our non-human friends


Theater @ Ithaca Festival: The Pics

Well, despite the rain, we were able to try out our experimental, interactive bit of theater @ Ithaca Festival 2016. It was our first attempt at this type of performance art and we learned a lot. Our favorite part was collaborating with Art Club – amazing! There may be another round of I Sense a […]

Dacha Presents: Interactive Theater @ Ithaca Festival

Art Club & Dacha Presents… I SENSE A PRESENCE An interactive, promenade theater experience.* Sunday, June 5th @ the Ithaca Festival 12-8pm BACK-TO-BACK, ONE-OF-A-KIND 15 MINUTE FREE PERFORMANCES Step on in… For you, the audience, have a role to play! Wander curiously, investigate & devour. Respond adventurously or perch silently. EXPLORE AND ENGAGE   We can’t do […]

Mutant Corn Festival October 10th

How to lime plaster…

Here is a short tutorial on how to lime plaster a cement wall.

Green Building Tour 2014

Hey friends, Another year of Dacha-ing and now we have new things to show off at the Green Building Tour. New  pond, a lovely new garden area and much more. Join us on Sunday Oct 5 from 10am – 4pm and see for yourself. We’re looking forward to it. Find more information here. Thanks to […]

Homesteading Trail: Open House

Curious about Homesteading? IthaCan is partnering with Groundswell and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for their first annual Homesteading Open House Trail.  The Dacha is taking part! This outreach event will educate the public on the homesteading lifestyle via sites (homesteads) holding “open house” style tours. The sites will cover a range of homesteading […]

Adventure Utah and video short in the works: Le Intern, Julia Nelson

I will be leaving this week on quite the adventure. The Community Herbal Intensive is going across country to offer our services at the Rainbow Gathering. It is located in Utah this year. I can’t wait to be camping in deserts and mountains. 7song, our teacher, runs the first aid station at the festival, and […]

Documenting the Dacha Project: Sunday, June 15, 2014

This past sunday, Danila and his good friend John started to put up this handsome structure that will be used to house some plants that need extra protection. The holes that the posts are going into are about a foot and a half into the ground. They decided to use cement to secure the posts […]

Dacha Work Weekend

We’re doing some Spring cleaning and projects here at the Dacha. Join us at our place as we work on some landscaping, permaculture planning, organizing, gardening and working on our earth berm to keep the house dry and warm. We will be working from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday! We’ll cook […]

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