I’m putting together an itinerary for my return trip to Israel in June. Last year, I focused on interviewing experts who could teach me more about the history of the kibbutz, especially the changes of the last 20 years. This trip, I’m hoping to visit many of the unique communities in Israel—not all of them kibbutzim—that have taken up the ideals, a century later, of the kibbutz movement’s founders, and are carrying them into the future. I’m hoping to blog about my impressions for the entire month of my trip.

I recently came across this fascinating enterprise—the Vertigo Dance Troupe’s “eco-art village”—that brings together two of my passions: the creative arts and ecological literacy. I’m hoping to connect with some of the principals and learn more about their plans… and maybe try my dance moves under the stars in their geodesic dome!