Happenings Coming Up

The lodge

Earthlands 30th Anniversary Reunion

1993 – 2023


Sunday, August 27th, 3:00 PM

UofWild, Petersham, MA

Listen to the Heart, Act for the Earth

On a cold January day in 1993, a group of committed educators, activists, and community oriented individuals gathered at the main lodge of North Quabbin Farm & Environmental Center to found the Earthlands community and establish a living and learning educational center.

The original vision came from founder Larry Buell while on a Quest for Vision retreat in 1964. Earthlands was founded on the principles of intentional Earth-base community, animal rights, and social and environmental justice initiatives.

To honor and acknowledge the important work of Earthlands, founding members, supporters, and program participants will come together on Sunday, August 27th in Petersham.

Sunday, August 27th  Highlights of the  afternoon schedule include:

  • Opening Reception at 3 o’clock hosted by the present owners of Earthlands, UofWild, the Nipmucs, and the residents of the Whitney Place (formerly a community house of Earthlands);
  • A sharing circle of acknowledgment, memories, and stories facilitated by original founding members;
  • Keynote address “The Earthlands Adventure” by founding member Sky Otter Pfeiffer;
  • Catered Dinner; and a
  • Sacred fire circle of stories, drumming, music, and dancing.

Monday, August 28th

  • Symposium on “Sacred Landscapes & Underground Chambers” with special guest Peter Champoux, author of Gaia Matrix

Earthlands Reunion and Earth Alive Retreat

You’re welcome to attend both events; on Sunday, Aug. 27th, Earth Alive ends at 3:00pm and the Earthlands reunion begins at 4:00pm. The symposium on Monday, Aug. 28 is open to the public; both Earth Alive and Earthlands Reunion folks are welcome to attend.

Note that you must register separately for Earth Alive and the Earthlands reunion.

Earthlands Reunion: register on this page

Earth Alive: register at http://bradleygrovehyson.com/earth-alive/


Bring your own tent and camp at the UofWild’ Gaia’s Meadow. No charge.

Larry has information about B&B’s and inns in and around Petersham that are offering a discount for reunion attendees. Contact Larry at Larry@UofWild.org or  (978) 855-1420 (Cell)


There is no charge for attending the reunion because we want everyone to come, meet old friends, and have a great time!

Contributions to help with the expenses

If you would like to help with the expenses of the catered dinner, reunion booklet, portable toilets, etc., please use the donation section of the registration form. The suggested donation is $25 or more; every dollar counts and we’ll be grateful for whatever you can donate. Thank you.

More Information

More information will be added to this web page shortly, so bookmark it and check back in early July!

CONTACT: Larry Buell at <Larry@UofWild.org   (978) 855-1420 (Cell)

Earth Story 1993 group in front of teepee

Click the button below to register for the reunion.

Earth Alive Retreat

EV-111 Earth Alive 2023 Retreat

Friday, August 25th – Sunday, August 27th

UofWild, Petersham, MA

This summer’s Earth Alive weekend retreat includes rituals, sharing circles, healing processes, workshops, and time for exploration, connection, and play. VISIT  bradleygrovehyson.com/earth-alive for details and to register.

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