Our Vision and Mission

sun on the land oct 20 2012
sun on the land oct 20 2012
Group of Visitors on Land Tour
Group of Visitors on Land Tour
Group Tour on Hilltop side

We have come together to cultivate and nourish a diverse, community-driven foodshed that honors the sacred sun, soil & water by growing a vibrant farm-village and inspiring the propagation of symbiotic, sustainable living solutions.

Two of our thirteen acres in El Sobrante, California will serve as the site for a rental-based EcoVillage community of approximately 40 community members and a community education center. We will build a self-governing cooperative housing community to raise families & share resources. These beautiful green homes will demonstrate the most energy-efficient, non-toxic, natural building practices while generating the revenue needed to pay off construction and development loans.

Three acres will be restored with native species and preserved as a wilderness refuge to honor and nourish the freshwater spring and creek that runs through the land.

Eight acres will support two extraordinarily diverse farms: Planting Justice operates a four-acre farm with over 2,000 fruit trees and an abundant understory of edible plants, berries, flowers, and herbs. MESA will operate another four acres to develop a series of interconnected land-based projects that will create an opportunity for beginning farmers to collaborate with immigrant and indigenous communities.

 

Together, our growing practices will regenerate the local watershed and engender self-reliance. We will support a local, artisanal economy to harvest & alchemize the abundance of the land and its people. By propagating and preserving locally habituated & heirloom crops, we will serve as a refuge for species diversity. It will be a place to help others replicate this work through educational programs and strategic support. Innovation and modeling true sustainability will be an ongoing intention of community action.