We enjoy having people visit our community. Heathcote is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. Our permaculture demonstration site features three high tunnels, several gardens, a lined catch basin, a strawbale house, a historic mill building, and more. There are lots of woods for hiking, a hammock for resting, a stream for wading, and many secluded areas where you can be alone to connect with nature. Some people visit with the intention of participating in our community life and talking with community members, often because they are interested in applying for membership. Some come to learn about permaculture and ecovillages. Others simply want a place to spend some time alone resting and relaxing in the country. Please be clear with us about your reason for visiting and what you hope to accomplish on your visit.
We have found that the best way for people to get a taste of our community life is to join us for a community work day. This works well because most of us are here and we are able to talk and share while working together. We have community work days during our regularly scheduled visitor days on the second Saturday of each month.
TO SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT, PLEASE CALL JULIE AT 410-343-3478 OR REGISTER ONLINE.
Visitor Day Agenda
The typical schedule for Visitor Days is as follows:
|10-10:45 AM||Music at the Farmhouse with Charles|
|11 AM - 1 PM||Community work day -- help us accomplish hands-on projects!|
|1:15 - 2:30 PM||Lunch and clean-up|
|2:30 - 4:30 PM||Community tour|
|4:30 - 5 PM||Break|
|5 - 6 PM||Dinner prep or more work projects (optional)|
|6 - 7 PM||Dinner and clean-up|
|7 - 10 PM||Evening activity, such as a sing-along, bon-fire, game night, concert, DanceFree, etc.|
Fees and Work Exchange
The fees for attending Visitor Day are as follow:
- Community tour - $5 per person
- Lodging - please let us know if you're coming from a distance and need arrangements. The suggested donation for staying in our rustic bunk room is $20/person/night.
- Food - $10 per day per person
You may do work exchange at the rate of $5 per hour for the tour. You may bring vegetarian food to share instead of paying for food.
What to Bring
A list of things to bring to Visitor Day includes:
Here are a few important policies to keep in mind when you visit:
- Do not bring dogs or cats with you on your visit.
- We prefer that you not use tobacco products at Heathcote. If you do, please do not smoke in or around any of the buildings. Ask a member where the designated smoking areas are.
- Do not use drugs or alcohol on Heathcote land.
We also request that you review our complete list of policies before you come. Thanks!