March 2016

Welcoming the Songs of Spring Equinox

Community Equinox Celebration

:: Saturday :: March 19th ::

Join us as we welcome the songs of spring!

A schedule of the day’s flow:
10 am – Noon :: Community Garden Work Party
Noon :: Equinox Ritual in the Medicine Wheel
1 pm :: Pizza Party Lunch
Bring your favorite toppings and cheeses
 3 pm :: Afternoon forest walk
A chance to explore, tend to trails & add more stones to the Forest Labyrinth
7 pm :: Potluck Dinner at Kinnector Cabin
 To be followed by an evening in the Yurt
8 pm :: Song circle + night time collective dream space


If you plan to join us for pizza or an overnight stay to help our preparations, please RSVP in advance to Kids are welcome! Please leave pets at home. If you need directions or info for your stay, feel free to email.

Sowing Seeds + Joy in the Community Garden


February 13th, 2016 :: It was a clear, crisp morning and the garden was bustling with weed clearing, soil amending and the excitement of spring upon us. This day was the first work party of the season. Beds were prepped and it was the next week, where we found ourselves in the perfect astrological time to plant our first seeds. The Moon was in Cancer, with Venus giving her blessing. We not only turned in compost and rabbit manure, but we planted a plethora of seeds in our warming hot house.
It has been nearly a month, and we have been watching each seed slowly germinate with much anticipation.




Community Garden Work Parties :: Saturdays :: 10 am – Noon
All are welcome to join in the fun and get your hands dirty!
For more info email us :

Drum Circle and Potluck this Sunday! 

Hosted by CultureSeed…

Date: Sunday March 13th
Time: Noon – 2 pm
Location: The Artifactory

You are invited to our monthly drum circle. Spring is in the air! Come drum and playfully celebrate the season while building Community. Newcomers, wind instruments and dancers welcome.
Hope to see you there!



Permaculture Design Certification Course

Receive your
Permaculture Design Certificate
in the Columbia River Gorge!

July 25 – August 7, 2016
Location: Atlan Center
Instructors: Michael Becker . Kym Chi . Keala Young

Gaiacraft and CultureSeed invite you to join us for a creative and immersive learning adventure, while earning your PDC within a residential community program on an aspiring ecovillage.
For more details contact ::



Curious about Permaculture Design and what it’s all about?
Sign up for our free Intro to Permaculture Course today!
Saturday April 9th :: From 1 – 5pm *after the Garden Pod
RSVP to for more details.

CultureSeed :: New Website + Board Member!

 We are excited to introduce our new website, CultureSeed, to share upcoming programs, events and information.
We welcome Roxanne as our newest board member. Roxanne has been actively engaged in the local community in a variety of wonderful ways. She has an amazing spirit and a can do attitude that will be indispensable in helping Culture Seed grow. Roxanne comes to the board with many years of non-profit experience and we look forward to her insight in 2016 and beyond!
CultureSeed is looking to fill a couple more volunteer board positions with folks who have skills in accounting, web design, marketing, fundraising or legal work.Interested in getting involved with CultureSeed?




A sample of upcoming programs is below. For a full list check out our website
April 6 :: Coyote Connections Day Camp
June 3-5 :: Meditation, Nature & Community
June 25 :: The Meditation of Art – Creating your own Mandala

Moments in Time with Atlan

Atlan Photo Galleries

So much has happened since we joined together and decided to create the community that is Atlan. We’ve captured these moments throughout the last five years and we’re excited to share them with you.