the common house as seen from the sunny garden


Welcome to Emerald Earth!

Emerald Earth is an intentional community in Mendocino County, California. We are located on 189 beautiful acres of mixed forest and meadows that is owned by our non-profit corporation, Emerald Earth Sanctuary. We make decisions by consensus, and value direct, open communication and conflict resolution. We are currently looking for new members.

On our somewhat remote rural site, we practice sustainable living skills such as organic gardening, permaculture, herbal medicine, natural building, and home power generation. We teach workshops on these topics and our members have written books on natural building and green spirituality. We also have occasional work parties and are sometimes open to short term visitors and longer term interns.

For more information on any aspect of our community and activities, select one of the buttons at left. You can also contact us directly by mail or phone:

Emerald Earth
PO Box 764
Boonville, CA 95415

Our email address is Please do not place us on any mailing lists, send unsolicited advertising of any kind, or email us large documents, images, or attachments of any kind without first calling us to discuss what you would like to send us. Thank you.