Summer Immersion | July 15 – August 19, 2017
1.) Simply click on the button below to fill out your application form – some questions to help us learn about you and your interest in the Summer Immersion.
2.) Our team will contact you within a week to schedule a time to talk. This is an opportunity for us to share program information and answer any questions you may have.
3.) Upon your acceptance into the program, you will need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure your place. Full tuition payment is due by June 20, 2017.
We have limited the program size of the Summer Immersion to 10 participants, in order to ensure the highest quality group experience. If you are interested in reserving a space, we encourage you to do so early. Your spot will be reserved after completing your application and follow up call, receiving approval from our team, and submitting a non-refundable deposit of $500.
Program Fee: $3,500 (including $500 deposit)
This fee includes:
- Program tuition to cover program staff and materials
- All meals (delicious organic, mostly from our own gardens!)
- Accommodations (several housing options available)
- Three 30 minute mentorship calls after the program concludes
Metta Earth is committed to making our program accessible to low-income individuals who normally would be unable to attend such a program. We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available based on need. We prioritize scholarships for those from minority groups and inner-city backgrounds.
After having submitted a general application, please fill out a scholarship application by clicking the button below. You will be notified of your scholarship award by June 20, 2017 or sooner. Don’t hesitate to contact us if would like to receive additional self-fundraising advice and coaching.
Metta Earth is nestled in the quietude of the mountains, the stunning headwaters of the New Haven river with abundant waterfalls and pools for swimming, wilderness trails to walk or bike, and 158 acres of Metta Earth land to explore. The nearest town is Lincoln, VT (see full directions).
Meals are vegetarian and lovingly prepared with seasonal, local and organic foods. Much of our food comes from our own organic garden and farmstead. Participants have the opportunity to learn about harvesting, cooking, food storage, and other aspects of organic local food.
Options for sleeping accommodations include peaceful rooms in the main Metta Earth house, shared space in one of the yurts, or space to set up your own tent. The Metta Earth main house provides bathrooms, laundry, phones, wireless internet, library, kitchen and dining facilities, and teaching, study, and practice space.
Gillian Kapteyn Comstock and Russell Comstock founded Metta Earth Institute nearly ten years ago. They have dedicated their lives to homesteading and community living, offering others the chance to explore the joys of this way of life. Experts in regenerative food systems, contemplative practices, and community processes – Gillian and Russell will be your hosts at Metta Earth.
Staff & Interns
Over the past decade Metta Earth has hosted hundreds of visitors and program participants, many of whom choose to stay on to support the operation of the farm and institute. Our fantastic team of farmers, teachers, chefs, and world reach is rooted in the philosophies of Metta Earth. We know you will enjoy spending time with these brilliant individuals who will care for your needs during your stay. Visit our biographies page to learn more!