Are you looking to take your skills and experience to the next level?

Heartwood institute is proud to have amongst it's community, a team of wonderful individuals who contribute greatly to our culture and programs.   Each season we welcome a diverse group of participants who want to share and expand their skills in a community of like-minded peers. 


At Heartwood Institute we choose to support the very things that make our lives more enjoyable.  By working and playing mindfully, we create a community that supports us in our endeavors, and we could not do this without the help of our additional participants.  If you are interested in experiencing what it is like to live and work in an environment that strives for living by sustainable and meaningful methods, consider spending some time with us in a community that supports you to realize your full potential.

Upcoming programs



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John came to Heartwood last fall to pursue his love of mushroom cultivation. Since then, he has hosted hands-on workshops, grown all of the gourmet mushrooms sold at our farmer’s markets, and even got a feature in Permaculture Magazine North America! We have a lot to be thankful for with John around 🙂 Here’s what he had to say about his Heartwood experience:

“I came to Heartwood because I was seeking a greater connection to nature and fellow humans. The northern California mountain scape, with its lush woods and high meadows, did not let me down. Nor did Heartwoods strong community of life long learners, travelers, and friends.”

Recent projects


Smiley faceDevin brought us knowledge of Biochar from her previous experience at the University of Kansas. The biochar accumulated from her burn demonstration…Read more...


Smiley faceIn May, Sam brought the hive to Heartwood. After his proposal to increase natural pollinators was approved, he was granted a bee box, electric fenc…Read more...


Smiley faceWith a small budget and a knack for wild harvesting, Nori was able to create an apothecary space that yielded teas and salves. The all-organic, med…Read more...