About Us

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Barefoot Village is a permanent gathering of people who live in various homes in or near Duvall, Washington.

We meet in person throughout the seasons to celebrate connection, share our gifts, and belong to a supportive community.

 

Gatherings include:

  • Seasonal celebrations (with inspiration from Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lughnasadh, Mabon, Samhain, Yule)
  • Forum
  • Storytelling8celebrations
  • Gift Circles
  • Thanksgivings (inspired by traditional Wohpilas)
  • Potlucks
  • Songlucks
  • Community Council Circle
  • Circles of Trust
  • Annual Summer Campout
  • Planting/Harvesting and Work Parties
  • Primitive/Traditional and Homesteading Skills
  • Food Processing/Preparing
  • Wanders and/or Tracking
  • Grief Practice and Ritual
  • Additional events arranged by villagers

Values include:

  • Honor all beings and things
  • Listen without judgement or giving advice
  • Compassion brings more change than debate
  • Be in service
  • Speak from your heart
  • Listen from your heart
  • Operate as much as possible in a Gift Economy
  • Healthy food is important and comes in different forms for different people

We draw on many teachings, including those offered by:

  • Jon Young / 8 Shields
  • Charles Eisenstein
  • Bill Plotkin
  • Parker Palmer
  • Francis Weller
  • Tom Brown & Stalking Wolf
  • Paul Rezendes
  • Mark Elbroch
  • Daniel Quinn
  • Malidoma Somé

This page is not a final declaration, but rather a working draft of our hopes and intentions.  This website’s main purpose is to facilitate face-to-face gatherings by announcing events, providing a village calendar, and a link to our online chat & email system.

Would you like to know more? Are you interested in attending an event or joining our village? We’d love to hear from you.  You can reach us at contact2016@barefootvillage.org