Sassafras Earth Education

"being fully alive"

Who We Are

At Sassafras, nature is at the core of everything we do, we bring people of all ages in close relationship with the earth, themselves and each other. We see a deep connection with the natural world as our birthright, and as a vital basis for wholesome human development. Our goal is to build community around deep nature connection, that is truly diverse and regenerative.

What We Do

Sassafras offers nature-based programs and events, year-round on the beautiful island of  Martha’s Vineyard. Our mentoring programs follow the natural flow of life and cycle of learning,  and immerse you fully in a natural experience. From naturalist, earth skills, tracking, and learning the language of the birds, to creating space for creativity and personal growth, “Nature is always teaching, as long as we pay attention”.



We offer a variety of programs for all ages, including a multi-aged curriculum:

YOUTH Year-round and Summer Camp

WORKSHOPS for Adults, Families, Teens



COMMUNITY EVENTS Gatherings and Celebrations

DESIGNED FOR YOU for organizations, schools or businesses

Multi Media Bar

Summer Progam 2015 Registration Open!

Summer Program 2015 registration is open! Make sure to reserve a spot  in our small...

Nature Connection

Practicing routines of “Deep Nature Connection”


Bringing out the gift, in people of all ages


Creating diverse and regenerative community

Culture & Nature

Creating culture with nature at the center

Girls in the Woods at the Beach

Girls in the Woods after school program – girls team work on the beach on a late...

Jedi training

One of our favorites is a visit to the Jedi Training Center, where we play our official...