Help Build the Dream!

Heartland Collective welcomes you to explore a regenerative lifestyle. 

Programs are focused on 4 Pillars


Most of the attention that we give our work goes to things that are external to who we are as indidivudals. The OuterWork we do is about developing building skills, is designed to challenge your abilities, and provides great opportunities to collaborate with others.


InnerWork is the  attention to and cultivation of one's inner life. To do our InnerWork is to become familiar with the world within. It is to continue to grow and and develop emotionally, psychologically, interpersonally, spirtually, and creatively.


As participants enter into the various OuterWork & InnerWork opportunities - Transformation naturally begins to take shape. The quality of our imagination determines the quality of whatever we produce. This truth has important social and cultural implications. As we journey together to create, we transform ourselves and the possibility of what we think we can do alone.


OuterWork, InnerWork and Transformation is work well done. As we develop these, we take time to celebrate this process and thus provide the motivation for continued growth. Celebration builds energy, and provides a time for reflection.

Cultural Exchange

We are currently open to volunteers that would like to support Heartland Collective and learn how to live off-grid and explore a regenerative lifestyle. We receive volunteer application directly, and through WWOOF or WorldPackers.

We continue to be in a “build” phase. In addition to garden and growing related projects, we are building all sorts of things, co-creating various elements, and doing a lot of beautification and site design around Heartland. If this phase interests you, we’d love to explore having you with us. Further, we also may be in need of various skills such as media, graphic design, operations and hospitality. Please specify what you can bring in your application.

We have a very popular volunteer program. It's important you fill out the form below. We will do our best to get back with you soon. Sometimes we have general needs, and sometimes we have specific needs. As we identify what we require we will reach out to individuals that fit these needs.

Note: For all new people that have had exposure to large groups or international travel we have a COVID-19 5 Day Self-Quarantine process. Please read this for more information.


What we are doing is unique on many levels, and our Cultural Exchange program is very special. Personal growth and human potential are themes we explore daily here.

Our Level 1 Cultural Exchange program is one month long, and it entails 5 hours per day 5 days a week. During this time we will feed you 3 meals per day 7 days a week. We relax and take weekends off.

While deeply involved in all aspects of Heartland, you will also journey through Miguel Ruiz’s “4 Agreements” book. We have found this to be the best foundation for long-term relationship building. After your first month, you will have invested 100 hours and that is when you will be crowned an official Heartlander.

Does this sound interesting? If so, please invest 30 minutes to explore the following documents:

Vision: Heartland Charter

Relationships: Member Commitments

Legal: Liability Release

Cultural Exchange: Description

Cultural Exchange: Program Level 1

Cultural Exchange: Agreement

After reviewing the above documents, please fill this form.

Experience Heartland with a short-term stay through airbnb >> or Hip Camp >>.


Contact us directly if you're interested in organizing your own retreat or event. 


CoLab Campout

CoLab Campout is back!

After taking a few years off due to COVID, Heartland Collective is more excited than ever to co-create an epic micro festival and village-building immersive experience 

Earth lovers, impact leaders, change-makers, artists, musicians, community organizers, and beautiful souls are invited to come together to dive deep (personally and collectively), to learn permaculture and natural building skills, and to celebrate our accomplishments and growth. 

Participants will be guided through the 4 pillars of InnerWork, OuterWork, Transformation, and Celebration - experienced through yoga, movement, regenerative action, leadership education, voice activation, ecstatic dance, healthy food, blindfolded trance dance, electronic music, and more! 

The goal of this experiment in collaboration is to leave feeling nourished, transformed, and ready to take action on co-creating the regenerative future that our hearts know is possible. 

Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience offgrid intentional living, and to feel the power of aligned hearts, community, and relationships.

Check out to learn more >>

Permaculture Design Course

Once a year we invite some of the most inspiring permaculture and regenerative life teachers to Heartland to offer their wisdom through a Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Heartland PDC will be back soon. Please fill out the form below to subscribe and get the latest updates.




About the Program

Engage in the only California lakeside PDC in the rolling oak covered hills in the low foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. While diving deep in the educational content you'll be sure to learn profound lessons from teachers with decades of collective permaculture experience, make powerful connections, and set your future up with a teaching certificate loaded with knowledge the world truly requires to thrive.

There is an integral and reciprocal relationship between the health of the environment and human health. We cultivate our wellness simultaneously with the regeneration of the biological life systems that support our planet earth. Through the lens and practical application of herbalism as a modality for ecosystem and human regeneration we will expand our understanding of the core permaculture ethic of People Care by laying a foundational review of the ways in which we can integrate holistic wellness into our land and community design.