After leading our character and confidence building nature immersion programs for 15 years on borrowed and leased land, the time has come for Wild Earth to enter a deeper relationship of reciprocity with the land.
With generous funding from the NoVo Foundation and Propel Capital and short-term loans from three generous donors, Wild Earth has secured a beautiful piece of the Hudson Valley encompassing over 135 acres of flowing streams, rock outcroppings, and hardwood forest.
Wild Earth will make a permanent home on this land, allowing stability for deepened programming, community development and integration, and generational continuity for years to come.
We see this new land as a “commons,” a resource for all, that will benefit, inspire, and bring a deeper sense of “home” to our entire Wild Earth community.
In the words of Robin Wall Kimmerer, in Braiding Sweetgrass:
This is the land we have been dreaming of. In the coming months and years, you will be hearing much more about Wild Earth’s new home and how you can help make this dream a reality.
In 2004, David co-founded and, today, is the Executive Director of Wild Earth, where he seeks to help regenerate healthy community culture and create opportunities for people to connect with themselves, each other and the Earth. Prior to founding Wild Earth, David worked as a wealth advisor on Wall Street for twelve years before realizing a life dream – fully sharing in the care and parenting of his three children, and creating a small family farm. Today, the Brownsteins raise dairy cows, goats, chickens, bees and vegetables in season. David also maintains an active counseling practice called Root Connections, where he focuses on helping individuals, couples, groups and business leaders identify and manifest their unique vision. More about David's work.