Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Open House - Saturday, September 24th


Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is hosting its 

Annual Open House 
Saturday, September 24, 2011
from 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

and we really want you to be here!!!

Come enjoy free tours, a peek inside several of the private homes, an insider's guide to life off the grid, info on renewable energy, building with alternative and sustainable materials, a village fair, live music, and much much more! We hope to see you there!

Our children are slow but cute. Please don't run over them.

If you get lost we'll be in the Milkweed Mercantile most of the day and can help talk you in. Our phone number is 660-883-5522. Please note that AT&T does NOT have cell phone reception in this area (maybe they're not so smart after all...)

Wear comfortable shoes, bring a jacket and maybe an umbrella, and your friends!

 The Rabbits demonstrate car-sharing.

A google map is available here:  http://tinyurl.com/mmdirections

Our GPS Coordinates are:
40 degrees 19.953' N
92 degrees 5.766' W

Driving directions from just about everywhere:


From the NORTH (Minneapolis, Des Moines):
  • Follow 35 South from Minneapolis.
  • In Des Moines, take the exit onto I-80 E toward Davenport 3.4 mi
  • Take exit 141 to merge onto US-65 S toward Altoona/Des Moines 4.5 mi
  • Take exit 79 for IA-163/E University Ave toward Pleasant Hill 0.4 mi
  • Turn left at IA-163 E/E University Ave
  • Continue to follow IA-163 E
  • Continue onto US-63 S
  • After going through the town of Bloomfield, turn left on Iowa Route 2.
  • Head east to Iowa Route 15 and head south (a right turn onto 15). NOTE: If you are driving by during business hours, Milton Creamery has AMAZING cheese. They are on Route 2 on the right just before you turn onto Highway 15. Absolutely worth the stop. We highly recommend Prairie Breeze and Prairie Rose.
  • As you cross the state line it will turn to Missouri Route 15.
  • Continue on Route 15 all the way through Memphis.
  • Several miles south of town at the bottom of the hill, take a left turn to head east on 136.
  • Continue on 136 for a couple of miles. After the Pizza Hut and J’s Grocery store, turn right at Ridge Road/Highway MM.
  • Ridge Road//Highway MM.will take you along the ridge, down into the river bottom, over the creek and back up the other side.
  • At the T intersection, turn LEFT on Highway M.
  • M will twist and turn, and eventually come to another T intersection. M goes left, W goes right. Turn LEFT, continuing on Highway M.
  • When you see the sign where you take a right turn to stay on M and go into Rutledge, go straight instead, continuing on Route A. Take your first left turn in about 100 yards. THERE IS NO ROAD SIGN HERE BUT TURN LEFT ANYWAY. If you reach the railroad bridge (or the town of Gorin) you have gone too far.
  • Go one mile and take a SHARP left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled "Woehrle" but sadly no longer labeled THERE IS NO ROAD SIGN HERE BUT TURN LEFT ANYWAY (we're working on putting up our own signs, but we haven't gotten to it quite yet!).
  • Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you'll see the Dancing Rabbit sign on the right.
  • Turn in at the next entrance, where visitor parking is located on your left.


From the EAST and SOUTH (Quincy, St. Louis):

  • From US 61 near Quincy IL, head west on Missouri 6.
  • Go 32 miles to Knox City and take a right on V (there is a route V after just a few miles on Hwy 6 - DONT TAKE IT, it is the WRONG V. Each county has its own highway V – go figure).
  • When you come to a tee intersection, take a left on K.
  • Go a few miles and take a right (north) on M--you'll see a sign that says "Rutledge 5 miles."
  • Cross the line into Scotland County and go through Rutledge on M.
  • Just north of the town, M comes to a tee intersection--go right (east) on A.
  • Take your first left turn in about 100 yards. This road does not have a sign. If you cross the railroad overpass/bridge you have gone too far.
  • Go one mile and take a sharp left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled "Woehrle" but sadly no longer labeled (we're working on putting up our own signs, but we haven't gotten to it quite yet!).
  • Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles. You'll see the Dancing Rabbit sign on the right.
  • Pull into the second driveway and park in the lot on your left
  • The Mercantile is the big white building with the porch.
 For an internet map follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/4xlfa7


From the SOUTH and WEST (Kirksville, Columbia, Kansas City):
  • Take US 63 north to Kirksville, where it will turn into North Baltimore Street.
  • Take a right on Missouri 11 (the Hyvee store is a good landmark).
  • After 20 or so miles, you'll come to a stop sign--go straight, crossing over Missouri 15. At this point, 11 will turn into highway K.
  • Go through Baring on K, and after a 6.5 miles on K, take a left (now heading north) onto M. You'll see a sign saying "Rutledge 5 miles"
  • Follow M all the way through the town of Rutledge until in stops at a tee intersection. Just north of the town, M comes to a tee intersection--go right (east) on A.
  • Take your first left turn in about 100 yards. This road does not have a sign. If you cross the railroad overpass/bridge or reach the town of Gorin, you have gone too far.
  • Go one mile and take a sharp left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled "Woehrle" but sadly no longer labeled (we're working on putting up our own signs, but we haven't gotten to it quite yet!).
  • Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you'll see our sign on the right.
  • Pull into the second driveway and park in the lot on your left
  • The Mercantile is the big white building with the porch.

For an internet map follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/6yf7as



From Chicago
  • 80 West towards Iowa (approximately 116 miles)
  • Merge onto I-74 E/IL-110 W/CHICAGO-KANSAS CITY EXPY toward PEORIA. 31 miles
  • Merge onto US-34 W/IL-110 W/CHICAGO-KANSAS CITY EXPY via EXIT 46A toward MONMOUTH. 21.7 miles
  • Merge onto US-34 W toward BURLINGTON (Crossing into IOWA). 28 miles
  • Take the US-61/ROOSEVELT AVE exit, EXIT 261, toward FT MADISON. Continue to follow US-61 South  18 miles
  • In Ft. Madison Turn RIGHT onto US-61/AVENUE L/IA-2. Continue to follow US-61/IA-2. 3.3 miles
  • Turn slight right onto IA-2W 0.2 mi
  • Turn slight right onto IA-2W  8.7 miles
  • Turn LEFT to take the US-218 S/IA-27 S ramp.  0.3
  • Merge onto AVENUE OF THE SAINTS (Crossing into MISSOURI).
  • Take the US-136 ramp toward WAYLAND/KAHOKA. Turn RIGHT onto US-136.  26 miles
  • After going 26 miles, turn LEFT onto MO-A. DO NOT TURN ON THE FIRST MO-A THAT YOU SEE – IT IS THE WRONG ROAD (each county has its own highway A – go figure). 6.5 miles
  • In south Gorin cross over the railroad tracks and continue south on MO-A. Watch the mileage – approximately 6.8 miles
  • When you have covered approximately 8-7 miles you will cross a small overpass bridge that goes over the railroad tracks. Immediately after this is a paved road on your right. This is Old Highway Y. There is not a road sign here. Turn right. (If you get to MO-M you’ve gone about .2 miles too far).
  • Go one mile and take a sharp left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled "Woehrle" but sadly no longer labeled (we're working on putting up our own signs, but we haven't gotten to it quite yet!).
  • Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you'll see our sign on the right.
  • Pull into the second driveway and park in the lot on your left