July 2015


Interested in participating at Atlan this Summer?….
Atlan Center
Join us for upcoming Gatherings…
  • Community Work PartySaturday July 19th.  Join us in Planting for Fall
  • Family Campout: July 25-27th.  Fun family forest adventure time.  PleaseRSVP
  • Beloved: Open Air Sacred Art and Music Festival: Aug 7-11th
  • Community Work Party: Saturday August 23rd
  • Atlan Village Building Convergence. Aug 29-31st  Join us with Mark Lakeman and friends to build community connections, share skills and resources and celebrate the harvest from our Community Garden.  Among other activities we will focus around Northwestern Park at the KinNectar cabin creating another community kioskRSVP for more info
  • Cocrea: Communication in MotionSept 5-7th. Join Atlan Community members with Wren and Antje of Nomad Dance (more on Nomad Dance Here) in this emergent form of fusion partner dance learning skills for leading, following and communication. Applications to all aspects of community life will be explored through this fun and playful leading edge workshop! RSVP for more info
  • Nature’s Nest: Sept 17-22nd. The co-creation and building of visionary permaculture art installations and sacred spaces on the land out of found, natural, and recycled materials. ClickHere to register and reserve your spot and learn more.
  • Balinese Temple raisingon Sur Surita (date TBA)
  • Community Garden HoursSaturdays early am(depending on the heat of the day) (please contact us if you’ll be stopping in and would like orientation)
  •  visit www.atlancenter.org for more information.
An update from our educational non-profit CultureSeed:

CultureSeed supports and inspires thriving global communities through experiential learning opportunities and transformational events.The CultureSeed Board met on July 1st for a one day mini Board Retreat where we projected ahead toward upcoming events and learning programs ~ stay tuned for more!Culture Seed Learning Opportunities:

We see work and play as places for learning.  Programs, events, internships and artist in residence opportunities are on their way.
Contact keala@atlancenter.org about volunteer opportunities and event inquiries.
Thank you to all who have been contributing time, energy and love to our emergence!

click HERE to RSVP to this Workparty
You’ll get an email with directions, what to bring, rideshare connections, and other info.

..::What we’ve been up to::..

  • Summer Solstice: is a time of joy, celebration and illuminature when our world is fully drenched in light. Our Atlan Solstice Celebration started at the Sur Sarita Greenhouse where we all gardened together followed by a beautiful potluck brunch under the shade of the big fir tree. Later in the afternoon, we all assembled up at the Sky Temple to feel the warmth of the summer sun and share our prayers and gratitudes, watching as the sun eventually slipped behind the hills….a full embrace of the longest day of 2014
  • Artifactory Open House: Last weekend, we had a fun celebration of the completion of our multi-use shop space inviting our local community.  There was a big push in the last weeks to get it ready and movement forward for opportunities for folks to use the space for creative projects and programs is in full swing. RSVP for more info!
  • Garden: Compost tea is brewing and veggies are growing.  We are learning a lot in this first summer season of growing in the greenhouse and the open air.  The deer are navigating through our fence and enjoying the spread. Time for pickling this weekend:)  Thank you to Oma and the garden community for your love and green thumbs.
  • Yoga Platforms: An outdoor amphitheater is in the works in forest camp with individual platforms for educational offerings and yoga.
  •  White Salmon Riverfest: Several of us got out for this annual event celebrating our river with a community whitewater float, bbq, and watching a great documentary film, DamNation which featured the Condit Dam removal.  After the film a Symposium created a great opportunity for diverse perspectives of river user groups to share information and discussion for how to move forward together shaping the course of the lower White Salmon River. Click Here to learn more!
Atlan Vision: 
Atlan is a living and learning ecovillage* dedicated to the artful co-creation of healthy living systems celebrating the connectedness
and diversity of all Life.Atlan Mission:
Atlan provides sanctuary for the creation of sustainable culture through the holistic integration of healing, art and design.  Our ecovillage* demonstrates permaculture and regenerative principles while engaging a
network of resonant communities.* Q: What is an ecovillage?
A: An ecovillage aspires to be a human scale, fully-featured settlement, with multiple centers of initiative, in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development that can be continued successfully and indefinitely into the future.
More historic context on ecovillages Here!

 ::How to Get Involved at Atlan::
*Garden Service Day*: Saturday July 19th
– Time for harvest and planting the garden for Fall crops. As it gets hot! we’ll start early by 8:30am and return later afternoon.  Midday may be spent in the forest.
–  If you are driving from Portland, please allow an 80 min commute.

– Nourishing lunch provided
– If you plan to camp overnight for this work party or any event, please let us know in advance.
– Children are Welcome! …please let us know if they will be joining us.    No Pets Please.
Please RSVP (CLICK HERE) for work parties and upcoming events.

Come spend time on the Land
and get to know the Community.
If you’d like to plan a visit, you may contactatlandesign@gmail.com to be hosted for personal retreat or for one of the upcoming events on the Calendar.  Stay tuned for monthly Community meetings and more Pod activity.

Mars on the new climbing wall within the Artifactory
The Kin of Atlan…is an invitation to be involved with us, this land, and this vision. It’s a very real opportunity to Learn and Live with Atlan. It’s happening. The Kin is gathering. We want you to gather with us. Click here to Connect.
With much excitement and Love,
the Atlan Community