EcoCamp Coyote began by restoring the land they live on. Previously a sod farm, they worked hard to bring fertility back to the soil. In their greenhouse, they are growing fruit trees from seedlings and planting them around their property. These efforts have expanded to the surrounding area after they adopted the roadside to prevent pesticides from being used. Inspired by what a community can accomplish together, they host educational events, where people at all levels can learn how to be active members in the restoration of our local ecosystems. These events include tree planting and our larger event Restoring Fire Safe Communities, a three-day camping event where the community works together to learn the practice of fire mimicry on indigenously held land.
EcoCamp Coyote is located on one acre of a former sod farm in Morgan Hill, California, on extremely degraded soil, in a semi-rural area facing development due to its proximity to major highways and urban areas. Together, as a small community living off-grid, they are regenerating the former sod farm with manure, woodchips, and vegetation and utilizing the waste stream to build structures and restore the land. EcoCamp Coyote envisions being a community fixture for distribution and education of post-petroleum energy, food forestry, appropriate infrastructure and building materials, as well as ecosystem restoration and permaculture.
Ecocamp Coyote has enjoyed campouts, project days and even a virtual camp! Together, they have established a native hedgerow, food forest, no till gardens, rainwater catchment, off grid energy systems, biodigesting toilets, and much more. Over 60 trees have been planted, with 100’s more being raised in their nursery.
Educational courses and experiences
Inner restoration for personal healing
Off grid technologies
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