Arts and Culture

Learn about Ghana’s rich culture through workshops in traditional drumming, dancing, batik making, and glass bead making from our faculty of internationally renowned artisans. Formal instruction is enhanced through participation in ceremonial occasions in the surrounding villages, featuring the traditional arts. These include life cycle events (naming ceremonies, funerals, etc), religious ceremonies, and festivals. For more information, including cost and scheduling, info@unityecovillage.org or call +233543023960

 

Sustainable Building Methods

Workshops in sustainable building methods explore the theory behind the design of Unity Ecovillage and teach practical skills in building with mud (adobe, cob, and hydraform), utilizing renewable energy sources, composting toilets, and more. Ongoing service learning projects give participants the opportunity to apply their newly-acquired knowledge.

 
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Sustainable Farming

Participants learn how to grow food using the principles and techniques of Conservation Agriculture (CA), a set of soil management practices that minimize the disruption of the soil’s structure, composition and natural biodiversity. CA has proven potential to improve crop yields, while improving the long-term environmental and financial sustainability of farming. For more information, including cost and scheduling, contact info@unityecovillage.org or call +233543023960

 

Research Opportunities

Unity Director, Isaac Hirt-Manheimer, works directly with individual scholars, trip leaders, and study abroad facilitators to design custom field-research projects. Areas of study have included international relations, sustainability, arts & culture, global health, and agriculture.