• Spring blossoms at Emerald Earth

    Spring is Here

    The recent rain and warm weather have the trees all decked out in their spring finest.

  • oak tree reaches upward at Emerald Earth

    Living Gently

    This beautiful property is ours to care for and protect.

  • solar panels next to a straw bale well shed

    Reducing Impact

    Our buildings are green built and entirely off the grid.

  • Food Independence

    Food Independence

    We grow the majority of our food right here.

  • Our own milk

    It’s a lot of work to care for goats, but we sure like the rewards.

~Living the Sacred Story~

Dates: Friday April 6th 4pm – Sunday April 8th 5pm
Cost: $225 – $400 sliding scale, covers meals & lodging
$100 deposit by March 31st will hold your place, final payment due at arrival

Amidst ever-louder weeping for Men to again lead the powerful and embodied lives we are called towards, we are gathering to honor each other, our ancestors, and the work which brings meaning to our hands and fulfillment to our hearts.

Combining traditional men’s work, together with embodiment & restoration work, the focus of the gathering is to uncover and celebrate what our genuine masculine nature is. We will do this through Story, Somatic Practices, Amazing Food, Shared Prayer and using our senses to help shape ourselves & the land who sustains us.

The facilitators for the gathering are:

~Robert Usher offers an exploration of heart-awakening stories, aided by the rhythm of the ngoni.

~Pieter Van Winkle is a soul-centric facilitator and men’s leader living in Western Colorado. He is passionate about serving men undergoing major life transitions. In his private client practice he combines gestalt-based “parts” work, somatic awareness practice and land-based assignments to guide individuals with clarity and compassion as they move more fully into the ”one life they can call their own.” In groups, Pieter deploys deep curiosity and embodiment practice to facilitate encounters with shadow, sensation, flow, emotion and purpose. He is also a homesteader, pilot, naturalist and dog owner. See https://www.pietervw.com

~David Grefrath facilitates groups and individuals in remembering connection to sacred source through prayer & land work. He has a history of group organizing, in particular with an emphasis on emotional transformation through restoration work and community farming. He has lived in Mendocino County since 2014.

~If you have questions or would like to register, kindly call David @ 530-840-1840~

Friends and residents from Canticle Farm spent a few days during the last days of January assisting us with fruit tree pruning, raspberry bed clean up and various other tasks. It was the first visit for some and a return for others who had first visited us last summer during the Joanna Macy intensive. A meaningful and restorative time was had by all, deepening connections to each other and to the Earth. More work parties are planned in the spring. Come join us!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Come help perform an Inventory and Assessment of Plant Life covering the entire 189 acres of Emerald Earth Sanctuary.

Our goal is to demonstrate that humans can have a positive impact on biodiversity. We are initiating a series of events that bring people to the land in a fun way to gather baseline ecological information that will help us plan land management activities and monitor progress.

Our plan for the Plant Bioblitz is to form teams assigned to a section of the property that will identify all of the plant life occurring in their area, set up a permanent sampling plot, and assess the health of key elements.


Requested Donation:  $10 to $35 per person

RSVP by Friday, April 22 to get:

directions, gate code and list of things to bring

707-972-3096 or tom@emeraldearth.org

Future Bioblitzes at EES: Animal Sign and Habitat Assessment (May 22), Bird Count (TBD), Insects/Reptiles/Amphibians (TBD)