Deep Dirt Institute

The nonprofit Deep Dirt Institute has dissolved and has shifted to its sister organization, Borderlands Restoration Network, with whom the institute has partnered with since its inception.

There is strength in coming together; the weaving grows a little tighter, the fabric stronger with time. With more hearts, more hands, more dreams guiding a workable vision that will deepen our engagement, our connection with this place and between our diverse communities will grow stronger. With this vision, engagement and work, we will cultivate the sense of belonging that will allow us to face the larger challenge ahead: the future of all life on Earth.

I offer a deep bow of gratitude to all of you who have been part of making Deep Dirt Institute and campus what it is. Your participation and generosity is our shared story. I see you in rainwater caught in structures you built to recharge groundwater, in the donated materials our gabions are built of, and in the dirt they have collected from runoff. I see you in fences, gates and kiosks, in the butterflies that drink nectar from flowers you planted and in grasses clutching soil in place, disguising all of the hidden deer but its vigilant ears. I also extend my thanks to our Board President, Executive Director and our board members for their extraordinary dedication, as they carried a full load and grew our work and thus our impact in the world. They, as you, have been a gift.

Continue to be a part of Deep Dirt Institute at Borderlands

  1. Join the Borderlands newsletter to stay in the loop about Deep Dirt 
  2. Switch your Amazon Smile to BRN (Borderlands Restoration Network in Patagonia
  3. Continue to support Deep Dirt Institute programs through BRN