New and Old Friends of Earthlands – Time to come together again!


       *Return to the land  *Meet & Greet Friends  *Enjoy good food & community




We Welcome you to Earthlands!

2016 Annual Earthlands Thanksgiving Day

Potluck & Gathering


      Sunday, November 27th  3:00 PM Meal at Earthlands

Noon – 7:00 PM – Activities, Music, & Community
39 Glasheen Road, Petersham, MA 01366


Friends & Neighbors of Earthlands,

     As in the past twenty-three years, you are invited to Earthland’s

Annual Thanksgiving Gathering & Potluck Meal 


Noon – 2:00 PM Walk the land, Play games, and visit with new and old friends
3:00 PM……………Vegan/Vegetarian Potluck Meal at the Lodge.

4:00 – 7:00 PM…….Music, conversation, and “meet & greet friends,


“…small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos have the capacity to shift the entire system to a higher order”.  Noble Laureate, Ilya Prigogine


     You are welcome to join us at Earthlands for good food, wonderful music, great conversation, and inspired community.

      Questions? – (978) 724-0412

Welcome to the Earthlands Fall Newsletter.


With the climate crisis upon us and the deep separation from all life, Earthlands continues its Earth-based work within the Path of Personal Transformation and the Path of Sustainable and Regenerative Ecological Living. At Earthlands we continue to adapt to the present ecological and societal situations as we move into the Great Turning where sustainable lifestyles override the present consumer and disconnected paradigm.

Please join our work! Come for a visit or a program to the Sacred Land, and/or book your own event at the Lodge.

For the Earth and All Life,

Larry Buell, Founder and Senior Advisor, the Earthlands “Core Group”, and the Institute’s Board of Directors.

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Nipmucs Receive Deeded Land from Earthlands as The NEW North Medicine Circle Stone is Placed. from Dylan Howard on Vimeo.

On Wednesday evening, August 17th, just hours before the Full Moon, Larry Buell, founder and steward of Earthlands, stood near the new North Standing Stone of Earthlands huddled under an off-grid light with Fred Freeman, Chairperson of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc. where they exchanged gifts and acknowledged to the public, the transfer of land back to the Nipmuc People. Buell has worked with David “Tall Pine” White, Nipmuc Language Keeper and Tribal Council Member for over a decade to secure the land so that a Nipmuc Cultural Site can be established where, according to Freeman, “…people of Nipmuc heritage could rediscover and reconnect with their natural surroundings in order to offer a balance to the ever increasing distractions of Modern Life…”. Fred Freeman, Kuttabotomish Netomp, his Nipmuc name, accepted the deeded land for the Nipmucs or “people of the inland fresh water” whose ancestors have live on the land from Ancient times to Colonial Times.

Freeman expressed his sincere gratitude to Buell and the Earthlands Community for the gift of the property. In addition, Freeman noted, “…that Nipmuc people and their families still exist forming an unbroken line of continued residence in their traditional homeland of central Massachusetts….”. He went on to state, “…that today, through this event we mark the first time since the early 1700’s that the Nipmuc People have had a collective community presence in the “Nichewaug” area in Petersham”.


Kuttabotomish Netomp Aquene…


Friends & Supporters of Earthlands,

There is a wonderful newspaper article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette today.
The article, Nonprofit Acquires Land for Nipmuc Cultural Site, states very clearly the intention and the logistics of transferring selected parcels from Earthlands to the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc. organization.

Thank you for your on-going support of Earthlands and its intention to protect the land and offer Earth-based programs and services.

In Gratitude, Larry Buell and Earthlands Board of Directors.

PETERSHAM – A 2.5-acre tract of mixed hardwoods, pine and hemlock on Glasheen Road, a sliver of what was once the homeland of the indigenous Nipmuc people, again belongs collectively to their descendants…