About Garth's Land







Garth's desert wilderness is nestled in the foothills of              Pioneertown California, 20 miles from Joshua Tree.

The 640 acres is at 4,800 feet in elevation, Pipes Canyon facing,

surrounded by conservancy-owned volcanic mesas,

the Sawtooth Mountains, and the

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve -

part of the Mojave High Desert in California, USA.


The landscape is an important wildlife area recovering little by

little from a fire in 2006. The land features petroglyphs, huge

granite boulders, open-air caves, Joshua trees, Pinion pines, cacti, frogs, fish, birds, and many other species.

This special place set amid huge boulders with a view

that stretches forever holds a big goal, and an even bigger heart.

Garth has worked tirelessly for the past 41 years on his 640 acre

estate in the California desert to achieve a goal; cultivate a

place in nature to embody the harmonic co-existence

between man and the natural world.                                                                 

Within which to build sustainable agriculture, plantings, and animal husbandry, bringing about a transformation

to what was perceived as wasteland.


Garth says:

" I want my place to be an example of how to live with the land

without destroying it; To create a place where people could

come and share their brilliance, their ideas, and their love."


Nature and people are continuously nurtured in this wonderful

sacred garden oasis amongst the boulders. One can find many

areas that are secluded from the makings of city life, which

include cement roads, concrete walkways, telephone poles,

houses, apartment complexes, drainage ditches, power lines, etc.


Garth's example provides teachings on how to live in

harmonic resonance with nature. 

Following designated trails and pathways could take one to 

new heights of growth and education. 

There are hundreds of plants that are easily hundreds of

years old.

So we protect the land.

We water elements that nature has forgot to. And we help all

living creatures here to thrive.

We are a no kill community that makes it our pleasure to

help all living creatures on the property and everywhere else.

We have designated trails for walking and one biking trail. 

There are signs of ancient people here;

pottery chard, grinding stones, baskets, and rock carvings.

Garth's generous spirit and humble graciousness

welcome anyone passing through with open arms a warm smile.

This has created a powerful network of friends who have been

influenced and inspired by Garth.

Today Garth mostly hangs out around his tepee greeting visitors,

telling stories, and playing dice with his friends.

 Everyone is welcome!