Heathcote is an intentional community located 30 miles north of Baltimore, MD and 20 miles south of York, PA. It is nestled in a narrow wooded stream valley on a 44 acre community land trust plus a 68 acre plot of woods that’s owned by some of our members. We are a community of friends and family who choose to live cooperatively and consciously create a better way of life. We strive to care for one another and for the natural systems that nurture us.

Since 1965 Heathcote has been an education center dedicated to promoting and sharing life-sustainable practices. We offer educational events focused on community processes, small-scale, intensive organic agriculture, and permaculture (sustainable design and practices).

Our Fusion Sponsored Project:

Heathcote’s 50th Anniversary Campaign

Every Inch an Eden:  Developing Heathcote Community as a Model Ecovillage and Permaculture Demonstration Site

We will implement a 2-year plan to improve Heathcote’s buildings and land in 2014 and 2015 in accordance with permaculture principles and practices.  Our goal is to develop Heathcote as a model ecovillage and permaculture demonstration site, which we have been working on for almost 50 years.  We want to finish the most important projects that are necessary so that Heathcote to function well as an educational center.  We have selected three areas to focus on:

  • Development of our Permaculture Farm
  • Improvement of our Educational Facilities
  • Historic Restoration of the Mill and the Barn (where we hold our educational programs)

In honor of our founder, Mildred Loomis, we are adopting one her favorite sayings as theme for this initiative:  “Every Inch an Eden”.  Mildred understood that beauty and order needed to be part and parcel of our lives together, and of both the face and content of what we offer to the wider audience of the world.

This 2-year project will culminate with a celebration of Heathcote’s 50th anniversary on October 10-11, 2015, where we will commemorate Heathcote’s accomplishments over the past half century and share our lessons learned.

We would like to invite you to visit Heathcote, join us in hands-on projects, and participate in our educational programs.  Information is posted on our website at www.heathcote.org.

You can make a tax-exempt monetary contribution to support our project. Click the “Donate Button” below to be taken to our secure online donation portal:


Website: http://www.heathcote.org/


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