Welcome to The Living Earth School

The Living Earth School is a nature-based educational organization, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia in the Charlottesville area.  Our programs draw from both ancient and modern wisdom to help empower students to become better caretakers, mentors, and leaders. We are part of a larger national movement to help people reconnect with the natural world, creating meaningful relationships and experiences. Read more…


LEAF (Living Earth Adult Foundations) – Empowering 9 Month Program Sept 2017-May 2018, once a month

Wild Edible Plants – Foraging and Feasting – Sep 17, 2017

Building A Wooden Long Bow -OR- Quiver and Arrows Workshop – Sep 23-24, 2017

Felt Vest & Boot Making – Oct 14-15, 2017

Knife or Hatchet Making Class – Nov 11-12, 2017

Fire it Up!  Make your own friction bow drill fire – Nov 5, 2017

Campfire Cooking and Shelter Building for Fathers and Kids – Nov 26, 2017



Passage Rituals recognize and celebrate the various transitions, and ages/stages of our lives. Rites of Passages have been rooted in pre-industrial traditions and cultures from around the world.  In todays modern, go-go lifestyle, something is lost when we do not move through these life transitions in a held and supported way.  Living Earth seeks to bridge the void of these rituals in our modern day lives and bring them back to our people. Click here to see our 2017 rites of passage programs.



Living Earth School Virginia
Summer Day & Overnight Camps

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deep nature connection at its finest!