Petersham, Massachusetts, United States

  • Last updated: February 23, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Earth Education

Community Description

Earthlands is a center for sustainable living, offering programs and services that support living and learning in harmony with the earth and all life.

We are a small community that lives onsite, exploring various elements of sustainable culture such as permaculture gardening, wild-crafting, alternative energy, community building, emotional healing, spiritual practice, and connection to the land.

Check out our website for our calendar of events and ways to get involved.

Earthlands offers seasonal internship opportunities, from April to October—check out our website for details.

Earthlands is also home to University of the Wild, whose mission is to provide earth-based education programs that empower young adults to become leaders in growing sustainable cultures.

Check out for details on our current programs.

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1992
  • Start Living Together: 1993
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Earthlands
  • Phone: 978-724-3428
  • Community Address:
    39 Glasheen Rd
    Petersham, Massachusetts, 1366
    United States
  • Location

  • This Community is Re-forming


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 170 acres


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please check out our website——first to get a better sense of who we are, and then contact us in advance to check on availability.

  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We grow all our vegetables in season.