The recent rain and warm weather have the trees all decked out in their spring finest.
This beautiful property is ours to care for and protect.
Our buildings are green built and entirely off the grid.
We grow the majority of our food right here.
It’s a lot of work to care for goats, but we sure like the rewards.
Emerald Earth is an intentional community in the hills above Anderson Valley. With eight full time residents, we care for the land, grow a good portion of our own food, and sustain a community designed to benefit rather than deplete the planet. You are welcome to join us for a variety of workshops, internship positions, farm stays, work parties, scheduled tours, or even overnight visits. Our purpose is to honor the sacredness of the Earth and the interconnectedness of all things; to celebrate the rhythms and cycles of…
Dear Friends and Family of Emerald Earth Sanctuary,
Greetings from the bright green hills of Mendocino County where we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of intentional community this year! At a quarter of a century of working in community, we have much to be grateful for. Read More
If humanity is to weather the impending climate chaos, we must find a way to reverse our historically detrimental impact on the biosphere and move toward a global culture that is inherently supportive of the healthy functioning of the ecosystem. It will not be enough to be “sustainable” as currently defined – to satisfy our present needs without diminishing the prospects of future generations. It occurs to me that we must be “repletive” both as the opposite of depletive and also as the holding of an intention to enhance the abundant, thriving resilience of our landscape and community.
As we adapt the indigenous land stewardship practices and Holistic Resource Management techniques to our land we are learning how to give to our ecosystem more than we receive in return. In the process we are building the ecoliteracy we will need to propel us into a future that sees humans as a regenerative element of our local ecosystem. In this issue of The Dirt we include the recently composed philosophy of land management that will guide the refinement of our mission and the fleshing out of our master plan. We hope that you will see the value of this pioneering work and contribute to this effort by supporting Emerald Earth in some way this year.