We are continually reviewing the groups and individuals we can support in various ways. We wholeheartedly recommend the following organizations and programs:
Rainbow Tree School This school is the long-held vision of Greta and Richard Kraft, on the north shore of Kaua’i. Their goal is to support children, and adults, in exploring, embodying and expressing their true soul essence. They have completed the first phase of the school campus and classes have commenced.
Based in the US, the organization is developing a community on the banks of the Tambopatata River in Peru's Amazonian Madre de Dios region. Called Sipapu, this is to be an educational residential center focused on the conservation and sustainability of the rainforest, her people and indigenous wisdom.
Camino Verde The founder of this organization, Robin Van Loon, is a stellar example of walking one's talk. Started in 2007, his organization truly upholds the strictest standards of sustainability through protecting and expanding biodiversity, performing substantial reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, and supporting and encouraging ecological, sustainable development and livelihoods.
Within this time, Camino Verde has planted over 10,000 trees representing 250 species, including many important, endangered and over-exploited Amazonian trees. These reforestation efforts embody a "living seed bank" protecting the Amazon´s biodiversity and ever-more threatened trees.
Along with the very successful conservation of primary forests and landscape reclamation, they perform research and education and are very effectively supporting and preserving indigenous wisdom.
The Pachamama Alliance Dedicated to protecting the Earth's rain forests and the indigenous peoples who live within them. Offering trips into the rainforest of Ecuador visiting the Achuar people and, perhaps a bit closer to home, their Awakening the Dreamer program.
Rowe Camp & Conference Center Offering a great line up of exceptional workshops in a beautiful forested location in Rowe Massachusetts. Fostering a strong sense of community, there are opportunities for personal retreats and work study internships.
Pam has written: "The Green Nations are communities of people who love Earth, respect all her beings and honor the interdependent diversity needed for peaceful, sustainable life. We…gather to learn, inspire each other, network for the planet, play and renew our commitment to live in beauty and walk in harmony on Earth, our partner. Ours is a revolution of the heart, taking action to make the world a better place to live.”
Healing Spirits Herb Farm Matthias and Andrea Reisen truly are healing spirits. They offer internships on their rural herb farm in Avoca New York. This is a great introduction to or re-immersion into the world of organic medicinal herb farming and as well as an opportunity to share a lifestyle in touch with the land.
Woodland Essences Classes and journeys organized and led by the wonderful and extremely knowledgeable Kate Gilday and Don Babineau in the southern Adirondack Park of New York State.
Mount Madonna Center An intentional community filled with heartfelt people offering a variety of classes throughout the year. Their three month residential program “Yoga, Service, and Community” offers an opportunity to step back from and re-evaluate one’s life routines.
The Duncan Center This “ministry of hospitality” offers accommodations and classes, an excellent place for a peaceful retreat in the midst of bustling Boca Raton Florida.