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Groundswell Institute

18500 Highway 128
Yorkville,  CA 95494

Phone: (707) 901-7059

Groundswell Institute

Groundswell is an emerging ecovillage and retreat center located in the southern tip of the Anderson Valley. Just two hours north of San Francisco, our goals are to develop both a vibrant and sustainable intentional community as well as a thriving center for environmental and cultural education and transformation. We took possession of a 185-acre former youth camp in early Fall of 2014 and are now working a metamorphosis on the land towards these goals.

Our Vision: We embody a culture where queer is valued as integral to a deeply conscious world in which creativity thrives in harmony with nature.

Informed by our vision and core values, Groundswell seeks to create a new culture based in cooperation, compassion and our varied, queer perspectives. We cultivate and propagate this culture through Groundswell Institute’s programs held at our rustic but well-equipped camp facilities. The camp and community are located on both sides of our year-round creek and occupy only a small portion of the land – the majority remains beautiful redwood and cedar forests alongside oak-studded meadows.

Groundswell is a Northern California ecovillage and retreat center with a focus on queer consciousness and environmental education.

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Categories: Non-Profit Organization


Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • MUSE: Revolution
    12:00 PM - 03/03/2017

    At Groundswell Institute

    Now, more than ever, the world needs the perspective of queer artists. To quote Nina Simone, “an artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the...

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