REGENERATIVE LEARNING CENTER
We are an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside eco-learning and regenerative living center.
Heartland exists where the wilderness of off-grid life meets an artistic collective extravagance that sings possibility to the fringe dwellers of the Regenerative Eco Village movement. Heartland offers people a break from the craziness of what so many call "life" and a view of what can be co-created with each other for each other. As in permaculture, the Heartland model is about doing more with less, it's about allowing our individual and diverse natural Flow states to merge forging new pathways of co-creation that are the true answer to our collective purpose.
We invite teams & individuals to come to join us through our "Grow, Learn, Share" program or join retreats or workshops focused on one of our 4 Heartland Pillars; OuterWork, InnerWork, Transformation, or Celebration. Participate in our ecovillage building micro festival CoLab, learn how to grow food with our Food Growing 101 workshop, or learn permaculture in our Permaculture Design Courses.
We hold creativity, innovation, connection, and shared leadership as core building blocks of our vision.
The Heartland Collective is a prototype for a larger collective of regenerative communities where members can own shared equity in land.
Grow, Learn, Share
- We start with growing soil to activate and feed beneficial microorganisms
- We grow organic nutrient rich food
- We grow our minds and bodies to come into alignment with a regenerative life
- We learn how to maintain our soil & food garden
- We learn how to live regeneratively
- We learn how to communicate and live compassionately with others
- We share our abundance of food with our visitors
- We share the abundance of our food with the local Food Insecure population
- We share our knowledge with others
The Heartland Experience
Escape the hectic city life to an adventure at Heartland. A one hour drive from Sacramento airport or a 3.5 hour drive from the bay area brings visitors to Heartland’s offgrid lakefront location in the Wheatland, CA area.
If your timing is right, our farm fresh food will nurture your body, mind, & soul. Heartland has designated 1 acre area with a southern facing location providing optimal sun. In 2018 we removed a large portion of our growing pots due to natural wear and tear of fabric pots. We have begun to rebuild and are excited to share our limited bounty of food in the harvest months of 2019. Along with the massive amount of love we give our food, this perfect growing combination offers the most amazing fresh farm to table experience! Stay tuned for farm news and work parties to complete our long term rebuild efforts in 2019 & 2020!
As a Guest or Philanthropist (paid members) you can come and learn about the regenerative lifestyle - off grid renewable energy, c permaculture gardening, greywater systems, composting systems, farm to table food, ecosystem awareness, and eco-village life. You can come here and let your body rest or do the opposite in one of the adventurous opportunities we offer like; paddle boarding, hiking, or flow state activation through our new sensory activation chamber.
Various membership options are available ranging from daily to weekly visitor passes, events & retreats.
For volunteers on the path to becoming a Heartlander
While in service at Heartland, you have the opportunity to explore various activities including land management, event production, farming & permaculture, building, and art. Dozens of people have found us through our WWOOF or WorldPackers profiles and we are blessed to have the support :)
Some people come for a weekend, and others stay for much longer. The Heartlander Cultural Exchange program involves onsite support with a 1-2 month long personal growth program based on 2 different books; The Four Agreements & Braving the Wilderness. Each book establishes various opportunities for Heartlanders to grow as a person, and to better understand the Heartland Collective culture. Woven into the living experience is also an introduction to Non-Violent Communication. As a package these books and communication tools provide a spectacular foundation for regenerative living.
Heartland is an opportunity for people to begin exploring a redefinition of their lives and as a pathway to explore if a regenerative offgrid lifestyle is something the person would like to be a part of.