A Center for Contemplative Ecology

802. 453. 8111

Metta Earth is a cultural renewal project integrating holistic education, contemplative practice, deep ecology, and regenerative food systems to create resilient community.



Metta Earth Institute is a small non-profit, tax exempt, 501c3 educational center for retreats, trainings, and other programs.



Metta Earth Farm is the farm and retreat hosting business, which hosts the non-profit programs, as well as other farm enterprises.



Metta Earth Community is a contemplative, eco-community in the early stages of development.



We recognize we are living on unceded Abenaki land, whose ancestral presence is to be honored. We are dedicated to reconnection with indigenous people and beings in co-creative synergy for cultural renewal.

Metta Retreats

Enjoy A Retreat. Make It Your Own.

A Metta Retreat promises a peaceful space and hearty nourishment for connection and communication with the self and others. We delight in collaborating with you to create a retreat that meets your needs, interests, and intentions..

Earth Responders

A New Farmer Training For Food & Plant Medicine Gifting

Resilience Activism at Work

Earth Responders empowers activists in finding pathways for social justice and ecologically restorative land stewardship, regenerative community, and resilient cultural renewal. With richly experiential earth centered learning, community service, support for innovation, this project is an emergent and emergency response to the immense challenges now present on the Earth.

Organic Beekeeping Class For Beginners

Saturday & Sunday, May 18-19, 2024 9:00 am- 5:00 pm both days

Learn about the current state of the honeybee and the beekeeping industry, as well as alternatives to the failing status quo. Designed for the rank beginner, but beneficial for those with several years experience, we cover honey bee biology, resources for sourcing bees, choosing an apiary site, and the tools and equipment you will need.

Metta Earth’s 10 Year Vision

We welcome activists, educators, farmers, permaculturists, donors, investors, future residents, and others to co-create in the next phases of Metta Earth to respond to the global challenges of our time.

Sustainability education & contemplative practice
Worker-owned farm cooperative
Residential co-housing cooperative
A thriving ecovillage in the making

To help actualize this vision, Metta Earth Institute has just completed a two-year long renovation and upgrade process! This has been an amazing journey beginning with permit applications, consulting, designing, fundraising, and building. Wow…we are overwhelmed with gratitude for so many who have been part of this intensive project! We want to thank and celebrate all of you. And, we want to celebrate all of you who are friends, participants, team, residents, guests, and others who enjoy being here.

Metta Earth now has a new, big, beautiful kitchen with ash and cherry counters from the local land, handicap access with a new bathroom & bedroom, greater fire safety, and fuller water and septic capacity. We’ve also enhanced the main house with big, bright windows; doors; hardwood flooring; a pantry with foods to offer friends and neighbors; a new porch; an edible landscape with new fruit trees and berries; and big stone steps to welcome you!

We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.

~Earth Charter Preamble

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