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Earthlands is For Sale

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  • arlen baden
    EARTHLANDS has been a VEGAN community in Mass. for decades.Perhaps you/someone(s) in your part of the country might be interested. Please pass this along.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14 4:42 AM
      EARTHLANDS has been a VEGAN community in Mass. for decades.Perhaps you/someone(s) in your part of the country might be interested.
      Please pass this along.
      Thank You

      Subject: Earthlands is For Sale
      From: larrybuell@...
      To: nyvegan@...
      Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 14:32:37 +0000

      Earthlands is For Sale
      Earthlands is For Sale
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      Dear Arlen,

      I am pleased to announce that I, and the Board of Directors of the Institute for Environmental Awareness, Inc., have decided to open the channels for a healthy new vision to emerge at Earthlands. We are excited about the possibility for other inspired and empowered people to steward the land and guide some form of Earthlands into the future. We are offering the property For Sale to an organization or collective that shares our commitment to mission-driven educational or spiritual work. For more about the type of buyer we seek, please read on. If this sounds like a group or organization you know, please share this letter with them.

      This is an exciting time on the Planet and we trust and believe that the right people, resources, and programs will come forth to fulfill the dream of the land.

      For the Earth and All Life,
      Dr. Larry Buell, Founder, Earthlands & University of the Wild

      Manifest Your Vision on Sacred Land

      FOR SALE

      to an Educational, Spiritual, or Earth-centered Organization or Collective:


      North Quabbin bio-region
      Petersham, MA

      Transformation happens here. People travel from around the globe to experience the healing energies of this land. The Earth-based education and personal transformation programs and retreats hosted by Earthlands change lives.

      What’s Your Vision?
      Earthlands’ Main Lodge and surrounding acreage is available for purchase to an inspired and empowered organization or community of people who can guide the property into a sustainable future.

      The Right Buyer for Earthlands:
      • Is connected to the sacred & healing qualities of the land;
      • Possesses the financial resources & organizational skills to appropriately manage the property;
      • Will participate in the new paradigm of the shifting consciousness evolving on Planet Earth; and
      • Will put part of the property into a land trust to be enjoyed, sustained & preserved in perpetuity
      Sale Price…………………………………….$440,000.

      Contact: Dr. Larry Buell (978) 724-0412  larrybuell@...

      Components of the Sale:

      30-bed, 12-Room Main Lodge with spacious living/dining room & certified kitchen

      Off-Grid 12-Volt Solar System

      47.8 Acres of Field, Forest, & Meadow

      2 Retreat Cabins

      Wood heated Sauna

      Primitive Campsite & Program Space

      Plus the Retreat & Program Center Business, which includes contracts with inspirational leaders in the Great Turning: Sparrow Heart, Alisa Starkweather, Paul Rezendes and others
      Additional Benefits:

      Right of first refusal for abutting 95 acres

      Surrounded by 4000+ acres of state land 

      61A Tax Reduction Program in effect

       Components of the Earthlands Property       

      Wood Frame House………3,769 Sq. Ft.
      12 room house built in 1987
      2 kitchens
      4 bathrooms and two showers
      4 outdoor composting toilets
      spacious living room / dining room
      book & video library
      6 bedrooms with 30 Beds,
      3 meeting and activity spaces
      Panoramic views from wrap-around deck

      Grounds -  47.8 acres, including:
      16 acres of open field and meadow
      Organic vegetable gardens & forest garden
      Woodland Trails
      Preserved Wildlife Habitat
      Wetlands and Cardinal Brook 
      Historic & Sacred Sites: Medicine Circle & Labyrinth
      Ecological & Land-Use Teaching Stations
      Multi-Camper Campsite with campfires & council rings
      Utilities & Property Systems
      5 state-of-the-art wood stoves
      Back-up Propane Empire Heater
      2 Propane Kitchen Stoves
      12-Volt Solar System with back-up Honda Generator
      360’ deep well with 10 Gal. per minute capacity 
      Solar well pump
      Double Solar Shower 
      2 campfire sites
      2 large capacity Parking Lots

      Tool shed and woodshed; 
      Basement workshop
      16’ Wood Yurt (Bill Cooperthwaith, Builder)
      20’ x 24’ Wooden one-story Sheep & Horse Barn
      12’ x 14’ Retreat Cabin - “Orchard Cabin”
      20’ x 16’ Caretaker’s Cabin - “Heart Space”
      16’ x 24’ Summer Pavilion & Meeting Space

      “The Ancestors hold Earthlands as a sanctuary for healing.  I’m grateful to be part of a place like this. May the blessings here rise and prosper with endless healing abundance for all that live here and for any person who walks into the premises.”
                                                                   ~Malidoma Some.  June 2, 2012

      About Earthlands:
      Located near the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts, and surrounded by 4,000 acres of state-protected forest, Earthlands’ private setting is ideal for a broad range of gatherings. Far away from the hum of vehicles and the business of modern life, Earthlands lends itself to deep personal reflection, group development, and self-directed learning with the Earth.

      Earthlands has served as an Earth-based education facility and a retreat center for personal transformation programs for over 25 years. With its wide range of accommodations and amenities, the property has supported college and university courses; retreats for organizations and individuals; festive seasonal gatherings; conferences, trainings, and workshops. The Lodge is also home to the University of the Wild

      The Land:
      Earthlands is located on Nipmuk land of the First Nations People. It was relatively peaceful territory for over 8,000 years. Evidence of this Earth-connected culture still stands, at the Equinox Underground Chambers*. The blend of ancient stonework and recent installations of a Medicine Circle, Seven-Circuit Cretan Labyrinth, cairns, and standing stones add to the sacredness of the property. Early European settlers removed the primitive forest around 1730. Many Colonial-era trees remain. 


      The pastures in front of the main lodge are endowed with rich soil and geological formations, where gardens and wildlife flourish. Just beyond the open land, a healthy northern hardwood forest shelters coyotes, raccoon, fox, rabbit, porcupine, bobcat, deer, and moose. Cardinal Brook meanders through the property to the Quabbin Reservoir.
      *The abutting Equinox Underground Chambers are part of the 30-acre John Seed Woods and Nipmuck Meadow parcel, which are open to the public but separate from the property up for sale.
      The large off-grid, passive solar Main Lodge was built in 1987 with local lumber & labor to provide facilities for program participants. 
      Learn more about the organization and see images of the land at:
      Contact: Dr. Larry Buell to arrange a personal visit to Earthlands.  
      (978) 724-0412  larrybuell@...
      Earthlands is a special project of the Institute for Environmental Awareness, Inc., a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization established in 1973.

      Our mailing address is:
      Earthlands Program and Retreat Center
      39 Glasheen Rd
      Petersham, MA 01366

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