Land Culture Project

Indigenous land restoration

Sassafras Earth Education - Martha's Vin
An alternative and new approach for Summer Camp 2020

With a focus on Indigenous land restoration and what we call our ‘LandCulture Project (permaculture), Sassafras will be transformed into a highly productive ‘food forest’ and traditional Wampanoag agricultural landscape. Our second focus is on deepening community ties through shared leadership with real respect for First Peoples and on deepening our earth skills and regenerative practices. We create opportunities for volunteers and family units to join us, along with online content accessible to all. 


We envision a new way of working together, with more time for personal interactions, physical and inner work, to come to a renewed paradigm. Sassafras seeks to set an example in helping humankind to truly embark on a journey of deep change, as we begin to clear deep-rooted systems that are oppressive, dependant, consuming, and colonial. Our renewed vision is collaborative, independent, self-producing, and creative.

  • Traditional Wampanoag land and agriculture

  • Deepening community ties

  • Shared leadership

  • Real respect for First Peoples and all BIPOC

  • Deepening our earth skills and regenerative practices

  • More time for personal interactions, physical and inner work.


Our core team (aka ‘Acorn’)  meets 3 days a week (Tue-Wed-Thu) to work, learn and play for the original Summer Camp timeframe. A small number of people can join us as volunteers, teen helpers, or visiting family units. Our community will safeguard and honor each person participating, through creating safety and conduct agreements that respect different opinions and needs.

Summer 2020 Alternative Offerings

The Land Culture Project will be ongoing during our original Summer Camp dates:

From July 7 - Aug 13, 2020:

  • Tuesday's from 9 am - 3 pm

  • Wednesday's from 9 am - 3 pm

  • Thursday's from 9 am - 3 pm from July 7 - Aug 13, 2020


Keep in mind that we will only book a small number of people each day or daypart and that children will be the responsibility of the accompanying parents/adults. 


Reserve your family day or half-day to visit Sassafras on Tuesday and Thursday. Engage, play, learn, and contribute to our Indigenous LandCulture project while we keep our distance and your family is free to engage as a unit.

Families are asked to schedule on

  • Tuesday's & Thursdays from 9 am-noon

  • Tuesday's & Thursday from noon - 3 pm 

  • Or FULL day 


Book your days and weeks at Sassafras now, we take a limited amount of people. Learn and contribute, your chance to leave an epic and wholesome mark on the land that will change you forever.



Book your days and weeks at Sassafras now, we take a limited amount of people. Learn and contribute, your chance to leave an epic and wholesome mark on the land that will change you forever.



This summer we designed a special small scale program for adults called "Building Community with Equity & Nature". This 6-week series includes in-person training days at Sassafras, and weekly webinars, check it our "Adults & Families" page. 



Our team will provide you and your family with regular weekly updates this summer that include inspirational and instructional videos on Sassy topics. We like to stay in touch with you, and will create a way for you to send what you have been doing in your house, yard, park, or (community) garden!

If you are interested to join us, please contact Saskia (774 563 0628) or click the button below to email to discuss your role, responsibilities and dates in advance.


We continue to stand by our NO-ONE DENIED FOR LACK OF FUNDS policy. 

  • Costs are waived for all families that made a donation equivalent (but do not include forwarded funds to SC2021)

  • Otherwise, Family Days will be $95 per full day and $50 for a half-day.

  • Repair Fund and Financial Aid percentages remain in effect for all families that requested those.

  • Teacher/Parents Training details and costs still need to be determined.

  • Online sources will be offered at no cost.


We are doing a strong appeal to families to keep (some) funds at Sassafras, while at the same time offering FULL REFUNDS (minus the Paypal processing fee) if that is what you want/need. 

  • We ask you to consider camp payment - or a portion thereof - as a donation

  • We can also forward your 2020 payment to Summer 2021. This will assure Sassafras' financial-flow, and give us the time to apply for grants and tap into other funding sources.