Located at Eathlands at 73 Glasheen Road in Petersham Massachusetts.


The open land is endowed with rich soil and geological formations where organic permaculture gardens and wildlife flourish. Just beyond the open land, a healthy northern hardwood forest shelters Cardinal Brook meanders through the property to the massive Quabbin Reservoir, Boston’s water supply. The land is complete with off-grid facilities, including small cottages and yurts, where community members reside and work.


Located on approximately 400 acres of land in the Quabbin-to-Wachusetts Corridor for wildlife protection, recreation, and environmental education. Currently, the land is surrounded by over 4,000 acres of protected open land and farmscapes. Coyotes, raccoon, fox, rabbit, porcupine, bobcat, deer, and moose also inhabit the land.






The University of the Wild is located at Earthlands, a secluded oasis located in Petersham, in central Massachusetts. With over 400 acres of mixed forest and fields, this inspiring landscape is endowed with a deep history.


For 8,000 years, Nipmucs inhabited this land, and across the forest is plentiful archeological evidence of their ancient culture - including wells, stonework, home sites, and the Equinox Underground Chamber. As Europeans settled the land, the Nipmucs were fragmented and the forest was removed. To facilitate deep healing in the present day, Nipmuc elders have routinely visited the land to facilitate healing for their culture and the Earth. Now, the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc. (NCP) is planning the creation of a transformative cultural center for Nipmuc people to return to their indigenous land. Alongside the NCP and in collaboration with Planet Earth, the UofWild is creating a vital, regenerative culture on this diverse and vast landscape.


For over 40 years, Earthlands has been a home for the intentional community, education, and healing.



"Nonprofit acquires land for Nipmuc cultural site in Petersham"



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Address: 73 Glasheen Road, Petersham, MA 01366

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