an intentional community, farm, and education center

cultivating a joyous ecosystem

for holistic self-care, cooperative economics, earth care, spirituality and magic

intentional community

7 people living and working together, within a broad community of friends

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44 acres of land with greenhouses, beds, fruit trees, and foraging areas

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education center

embodying stewardship and a light ecological footprint

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Heathcote has been based in northeastern Maryland (Piscataway lands) since the 1960’s as part of the School of Living movement.

Read more about the people of Heathcote, our rich history, and frequently-asked questions.

engage with us:


Come for an event or monthly Visitor Day, book a stay in our guest room, or arrange a visit.

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become a member

Heathcote has openings for both resident members and non-resident associate members.

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support us

Help us upgrade our historic education center for modern-day needs and continue our programs!

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Contact us with further inquiries.

our values in action

diversity, equity, and inclusion

Heathcote is one of the few US rural intentional communities that is majority people of color. Our community is designed by and for people of color, LGBTQ, other-abled people, and allies.

holistic self-care

creating a culture of wellness in daily life

cooperative economics

building interdependent relationships of abundance

earth care

embodying stewardship and a light ecological footprint

spirituality and magic

living with reverence for our beautiful world

Learn more about how we embody our values.

news from the ground (posts widget below)