A Campus of
Learning, Living, Doing
Avalon Organic Gardens & Ecovillage is one of the world's largest and longest sustaining EcoVillages, situated on 220-acres of historic & sacred agricultural land in Southern Arizona's fertile Santa Cruz River Valley. At Avalon Gardens, over 115 dedicated individuals practice farming using traditional permaculture principles and time-honored techniques of organic gardening, as well as new sustainable technologies. We have people from all over the world with a diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds.
We are a fully operational micro-society showcasing the success we have had incorporating a modern lifestyle within the sustainable context of a land-based society. In addition to pursuing the classical “off-grid” definition of sustainability, the EcoVillage also pursues 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.
For members of the EcoVillage, life here is an ongoing statement of disagreement with the predominant system of greed and extortion that rules Western, consumerist lifestyles… Read More >
Ways to Get Involved
Book an educational tour of the EcoVillage through Spirit Step Tours. Choose from an in-depth 2.5 hour tour, hosted by a full-time resident who will guide you through some of the systems that have made Avalon one of the largest functioning EcoVillags in the country, or a half-hour stroll around the grounds to see the gardens and buildings up close. Book a Tour
For those seeking to learn more about how to implement sustainability initiatives in their own communities, we provide the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar. Participation includes housing and meals provided by the EcoVillage during 3 or 5 days of educational seminar sessions.
Learn more about seminars
For those interested in a longer stay at the EcoVillage, check out our internship opportunities. Interns have the opportunity to choose an educational focus and are provided an educational program tailored to their specific interests.
Learn more about internships
We invite you to volunteer with us! Weekly opportunities to get your hands in the soil with us and contribute to the improvement and maintenance of our local, organic food system.
Learn more about volunteering
News & Events
Avalon Country Store is NOW OPEN!
Shop our EcoVillage-made products online!