HOW ARE WE RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS?

"To be good neighbors, we at Deep Dirt Institute have closed all public offerings and have placed ourselves in a strategic retreat... As we emerge from this time our desire is to serve you, to have a place where you can come and learn with us, to help shift the paradigm from one of destruction to one of regeneration. I invite you to help grow our community of resilience in as many small ways as you can; many small ways are stronger than one large action. As we midwife this new way of thinking and being, remember the birthing process: Breathe, pause, push. Repeat. Repeat again. Be well."

- Kate Tirion, founder and program director

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Deep Dirt Institute uses hands-on demonstration and inspirational education to empower individuals and their communities to restore the land, restore themselves, and reimagine the future
 

EXPERIENCE DEEP DIRT

Deep Dirt Farm is our 34-acre campus of rolling grasslands and mesquite bosques surrounded by mountains. The farm is bisected by an ephemeral stream, which is a wildlife corridor. Situated 1.5 miles from the charming, world-renowned birding community of Patagonia, AZ, the site is nestled into one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet: the Sky Islands region of the Southwest U.S. 

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EXPERIENCE DEEP DIRT

Deep Dirt Farm is our 34-acre campus of rolling grasslands and mesquite bosques surrounded by mountains. The farm is bisected by an ephemeral stream, which is a wildlife corridor. Situated 1.5 miles from the charming, world-renowned birding community of Patagonia, AZ, the site is nestled into one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet: the Sky Islands region of the Southwest U.S. 

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ABOUT

In 2019, Deep Dirt Institute began operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in order to support the transformative permaculture education work that had been going on at Deep Dirt Farm for years. Since 2005, founder Kate Tirion has led over 4,000 youth and volunteers in transforming Deep Dirt Farm, our 34-acre campus, into a permaculture oasis and teaching center. There, we teach people how to grow organic food in our unique climate zone, install rock structures for water harvesting, build adobe and straw bale houses, and many other skills for climate resilience.

 
 

SUPPORT

We need your help today! Your financial support will enable Deep Dirt Institute to enhance its curriculum and expand its educational programming to reach a broader audience.

Deep Dirt Institute is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization

 

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Guided walking tours of our campus, Deep Dirt Farm, are by appointment, last between 2-3 hours, and cost $150.

This fee covers up to 8 people and includes a walking tour of the watershed, a presentation of the restoration work, and an overview of permaculture techniques used on the farm.

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Deep Dirt Institute

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Campus Address:

#76 Stevens Canyon Road

Patagonia, AZ

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Phone:

520-604-7654

© 2019 Deep Dirt Institute

Deep Dirt Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit # 82-1550846 

Mailing Address (general): P.O. Box 765, Patagonia, AZ 85624

Mailing Address (donations): P.O. Box 121, Patagonia, AZ 85624