• 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.

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    Our own milk

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

  • Spring blossoms at Emerald Earth

    Spring is Here

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

Dear Friends and Family of Emerald Earth Sanctuary,

Greetings from the bright green hills of Mendocino County where we are celebrating our 24th anniversary of intentional community this year! As we near a quarter of a century of working in community, we have much to be grateful for. Read More

by Tom

With the majority of the framing of the New Common Building completed 2 seasons ago, we concentrated this past year on some natural building infill projects. The Natural Building Intensive was instrumental in this progress. Read More

Approved by the Emerald Earth Land Council
March 2013

At Emerald Earth Sanctuary we are called upon to “heal the relationship between people and nature.” This is no small task, and one we approach with reverence and humility. We are exploring, through our discussions, our meditations, our studies and our actions, how to progressively weave ourselves into the integral role that humans have played in the healthy functioning of the planetary ecosystem. Read More