University of Earth ~ Feather River Campus

"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher."
~William Woodsworth

Located at the edge of the northern Sierra Nevada's Mohawk Valley along California's Scenic Hwy 70, University of Earth's campus is the perfect place for the "Great Work" of our times; the reinvention of self and society.

Nestled at the foot of an ancient sacred mountain landscape with nearly a mile of the National Wild and Scenic River, the Middle Fork of the Feather winding through its forty acres, students and visitors have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a fundamental concept of U of Earth; Nature as a primary teacher and healer.

  Our residential EcoHamlet and Retreat Center provides visitors and outside organizations a setting for rest, relaxation and transformation. Our EcoLiving & Learning Center offers a crucible to experiment with regenerative sustainable living practices for both residents and visitors. Promoting what we call the FEW Essentials, secure and sustainable Food, Energy and Water, U of Earth is currently developing courses and plans for modeling sustainable water use, as well as food and energy production for our region.  

U of Earth Medicine Food Gardens Project

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food."

The first phase of our Medicine Food Gardens Project is underway. U of Earth is continues to develop a general plan for experimental approaches to food production utilizing organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems. Additionally, we are investigating the potential for creating a permaculture food forest and an aquaponics project. Student internships are available.


Earth Skills & Nature Awareness

With our commitment to human development for all ages, U of Earth is looking for a partner to develop programing to provide nature awareness and primitive skills training for youth, adolescents and families. Research indicates that people, especially adolescents, that possess basic survival skills have more stable and higher levels of self-esteem. Our secluded Medicine River Primitive Camp offers the perfect setting for deep nature immersion and transformational experiences.

Nature Wandering

The campus sports trails for hiking and snowshoeing with striking views of the river and mountain peaks. Nature study, swimming, fishing and camping are favorite activities. With five beautiful sitting areas and campsites our Riverside Trail offer a wonderful opportunity for outdoor study and nature immersion. Perhaps you will meet our resident river otters, beavers and eagles.

The campus is surrounded on three sides by U. S. Forest Service land and the beautiful historic Plumas Eureka State Park is minutes away providing additional re-creational opportunities.To add a nostalgic reminder of our urban-industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river the length of the property.

Enchanting glacial carved mountain peaks, lakes and waterfalls adorn the backcountry offering hiking, biking, skiing and deep nature immersion.

Local Amenities

Sierra Hot Springs, considered a sacred healing place by indigenous peoples, is about twenty-five minutes away. A  U of Earth shuttle service is available during certain times of the year. A small country grocery store, bakery, lodging and several restaurants are five minutes away in nearby Blairsden-Greagle.