About Us

Dave Hopkins: Formative experience: Lived and worked for some twelve years in India, mostly at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Education: BA in South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dave, born into a family of builders, has a good eye for construction details and structure, and for the features of a site. He has built his own house (as general contractor) and barn, with all kinds of green features, including photovoltaic panels, double walls, and composting toilets. He is a licensed real estate broker.


Dave lives on a small farm in Buckland with his partner Joanie, two Scottish terriers and a farm collie, four Coopworth sheep, and ten heritage-breed chickens.

EcoRealty was started by Dave in the summer of 1999.



  • NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association)
  • Grow Food Northampton
  • CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
  • Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley
  • Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Donations (2012)

  • Kestrel Land Trust (Amherst)
  • Grow Food Northampton
  • Franklin Land Trust
  • CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
  • Weston A. Price Foundation (for Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts)
  • Broad Brook Coalition (Florence)
  • NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Massachusetts chapter)
  • Red Gate Farm (educational farm in Buckland, MA)
  • Amherst Survival Center
  • Hilltown Churches Food Pantry

David Hopkins 2019