Trainings at Small Footprint community are directed at the different aspects of sustainable lifestyle (economic, social, worldview and ecologic). In the everyday life of our young community we see how important the skill of cooperation of and between people is. As a result, we have placed our main focus on the social aspect of sustainable life.

Since June 2016 Small Footprint offers trainings on different subjects to groups of interested people. For more information see our training offerings page.

From time to time we organize community’s experiential weekends, that typically include a tour on our territory and community companies, a work party, talking circle, dance and sauna.

To keep up to date with our activities, please join our mailing list Jalajälgijad and follow our Facebook page.

A major training planned in 2018

  • Community building and leadership course “Rising Together” with Ronski Kosky (USA/Canada)

Previous trainings

  • 2018
    • Food and Community design“ with Steve Hart (New-Zealand). The event is supported by Swedish Institute’s project “Polyculture”
  • 2017
    • Dragon Dreaming“ intensive course with John Croft (AUS) and Lizandra Barbuto (BRA), see more here. The course was supported by the ministry of internal affairs and National Foundation of Civil Society
    • An international strategy week of Gaia Education in schools “The World We Want“ with experts from several countries
    • SCIPP/CLIPS international project meeting on mentoring communities
    • Women’s camp with Kristina Paškevicius
    • Men’s and women’s camp with Raivo Juhanson, Marek Koit, Kristina Paškevicius
    • Men’s camp with Raivo Juhanson and Marek Koit
    • Children’s native american camp
  • 2016
    • Community technique “Forum with Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker (from ZEGG community, Germany)
    • Children’s native american camp
  • 2015
    • Evening seminar of NGO Network of Estonian Eco-communities Off-grid energy solutions, with Maarja Õunaste and Jim Self from the organization ThePoosh.
    • International permaculture design certificate course (PDC) with Klaudia van Gool from the UK. The course was supported by the ministry of internal affairs and National Foundation of Civil Society.
    • community-based decision-making process “Sociocracy” with Fredjan Twight and Carien Huijzer from Holland. Fredjan Twight is also one of the founders of Ecodorp Bergen ecovillage.
    • We hosted the biggest ecovillage-related event, the summer gathering of Estonian eco-communities with 200 guests (august 2015). During the three days there were dozens of lectures and public discussions on sustainable economy. The lecturers included Charles Eisenstein, promoter of gift economy (USA), Thomas Heuser (ZEGG community, Germany), Reet Aus (ReUse, MTÜ Lilleoru), Priit Mikelsaar (Uuskasutuskeskus, La Muu, Biomarket), Henri Laupmaa (Fundwise, Hooandja). Arbo Tammiksaar presented his film “Christ Lives in Siberia“. There was also Indrek Tammoja’s concert.
  • 2014
    • Group processes course “Deep Democracy” with Robert Palusinski, Poland.

On summer solstices we have hosted wonderful dance camps with dance teacher Kristina Paškevicius.

Small Footprint has been one of the main learning bases for Gaia Academy, the Estonian equivalent of EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) course. 

You are welcome to our trainings to discover and learn how to make communities truly sustainable!