Arts and Culture
Learn about Ghana’s rich culture through workshops in drumming, dancing, batik, and glass-bead making (left) 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.
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.
Participants learn how to grow food using Grow Biointensive methods. Workshops introduce the principles and techniques of composting, seed propagation, companion planting, and more. Critical issues such as food sovereignty, climate change, and international food aid are also addressed.
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.