Semester on Earth is a subversive Earth-centered, experiential-based program for adults. Combining contemporary and ancient wisdom, the curriculum integrates self, community, and the natural world. Through residential programs, intensives, and college partnerships, the UofWild is creating a viable alternative to conventional education. 


Students are mentored by veterans of the industry and the learning is self-directed in an intentional learning community. This empowers students to actualize their education and set forth on their paths to being not only sustainable but regenerative citizens of our global community.


UofWild Living & Learning COMPONENTS:

I.) Workshops, Classes, and Conferences

II.) College & University Day Programs

III.) 15 Credit Certificate Program in “Self Directed Learning”

IV.) Free University: Self Directed Initiatives

V.) The “Semester on Earth” residential program at Earthlands

The program cultivates the unity of personal and planetary well-being through the Path of Personal Transformation and the Path of Ecological Sustainable Living. UofWild offers a Two-Pronged Approach to its program, which guides members of the learning community down the following two paths:


The Path of Personal and Planetary Transformation

  • Personal Spiritual Work

  • Conscious Communication

  • Gender Work

  • Activism in Defense of the Earth

  • Living in Connected Awareness


The Path of Ecologically Regenerative Living

  • Ancient Wilderness Living Skills

  • Radical Simplicity and Ecological  Footprinting

  • Ecology & Natural History

  • "Sense of Place" & Cultural History

  • Intentional Eco-Community

  • Green Building & Alternative Energy

  • Permaculture & Organic Gardening




We are in the planning stages of the next semester on earth and are looking for group leaders, volunteers, and participants to build the community. 

To inquire contact:

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Address: 73 Glasheen Road, Petersham, MA 01366

Tel: (978) 724-3428   |  Email:

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