"Going to the wood is going home." -John Muir


Down To Earth is about  40 acres of magical land located  in Boone National Forest, on the Little South Fork River, near Big South Fork Recreation Area. We are forming a land trust and non profit organization  dedicated to  protection of this beautiful  land as nature sanctuary, creation of "back to the land" retreat area, campground and festival grounds and hands-on learning center for skills of sustainable living.

As an off-the-grid nature retreat, we offer primitive camping, BiB (bed in the barn),  a charming and fully equipped barn summer kitchen, spring water, bonfires, sweat lodge area, cave, nature walks, river fun, great hiking and neighborhood attractions (Lake Cumberland, Cumberland and Yahoo Falls, Picket State Park, natural bridges, horseback riding...)

We have two regular events a year: in spring- DowntoEarth Day Family Reunion (after Earth Day weekend-last weekend of April) and Log Daze Harvest Festival in fall (always 1st weekend of October.) The festival grounds are available for other events the rest of the year.

If you are interested in: *information about us

*volunteer or teach a workshops during  festivals,

*woud like to visit the land, use is as a base camp

*stay with us and do work exchange,

*rent the space for your own event,

*become a sponsor -

please click here for contact information.


DownToEarth Day Family Reunion 2014 was a wonderful festival as we came together as community to play int the woods, teach, learn, network, make music, art and magic and celebrate the Earth and the spirit of Family.

To all who came: GREAT THANKS for your presence and offerings. Special appreciations goes to those who helped with preparations and  food and bonfires during the festival.

We look forward to seeing you again in fall. Log Daze Harvest Festival scheduled for October 2-4.

For more info check the Events

Renata and Thom



Such a wonderful place to get grounded while being lifted up.


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  • Log Daze Festival

    6th Annual Log Daze Harvest Festival  is scheduled for October 3-5, 2014