One Earth Collaborative

One Earth Collaborative seeks to deepen our spiritual connection to the Earth

through programs for all ages that strength our bonds to the web of the Universe.



The Open Spirit Sugar Bush is up and the sap is running, though may be nearing the end. Click here to find out how to collect sap to take home and make into maple syrup.

Upcoming Events

  Maple Syrup Extravaganza!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2:30-4:30 PM

2:00 Fire-starting program begins

Outdoors and Edwards Hall, Open Spirit

39 Edwards Street, Framingham

Suggested donation: Adults $10, Children $5

Family maximum $30

Enjoy a maple tree extravaganza! We will tap maple trees on the grounds of Open Spirit and boil down sap into maple syrup. Depending on the weather and snow, the program will vary in details.


Join in the "Tree Yoga" led by Rev. Debbie Clark. Try your hand at a Community Tree Art  facilitated by Patrick and Samela St. Pierre. Weather permitting, Michael Corthall will teach fire building at 2:00 pm before the main program begins.  We'll boil down the sap over the open fire (or on the stove), roast some marshmallows, maybe have sugar-on-snow, build snow people, take a walk on the nature trail, play games, or write tree poems. Other leaders include Rabbi Katy Allen and Nancy and Danny Gaulin. All ages are welcome!

Garlic Mustard Foraging and Tasting

Tuesday, May 8,  6:30-8:30 pm

Outdoors and Edwards Hall, Open Spirit

39 Edwards Street, Framingham

Co-sponsored by Sudbury Valley Trustees

Registration link TK.


Garlic Mustard is a local invasive species that damages ecosystems and overtakes native plants. It is also very tasty and nutritious! Learn to forage for this nuisance weed, and how to prepare it for a delicious meal. Participants will get their hands dirty foraging and then come together to prepare a light repast of simple and flavorful recipes and to discuss the spirituality of eating invasive plants.  Led by Rabbi Katy Allen of One Earth and Paige Dolci of SVT.



Full Moon Walk

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00-8:00 PM

Greenways Conservation Area, Green Way, Wayland

Meet in the parking lot at the bottom of the hill.

(75 Green Way for GPS)

Co-sponsored by Subury Valley Trustees

Registration link TK.


Enjoy a summer evening walk through the woods and fields and along the Sudbury River as twilight falls and the moon rises. We'll pause to share readings, songs, and reflections about rivers, full moons, and summer evenings, so feel free to bring something along. All ages are welcome. This walk is co-sponsored by the One Earth Collaborative, and will be led by Katy Allen, One Earth Facilitator.


Sense of Wonder Forest Camp

Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 9 AM-1:00 PM

For children entering grades 2-5 or 6 years old by May 1

Cost: $200 

Early-bird special before May 1: $190

After July 1: $220

Full and partial scholarships available.

For more information contact 

Click here to register.


The Sense of Wonder Forest Camp (formerly the Interfaith Woodland and Wetland Adventure Week) gives children the opportunity to explore the wonders of woods and fields and streams in an informal way. Children play games, explore trails and rivers, brooks, and ponds, and make friends with a tree. They investigate habitats and watersheds, make nature crafts, keep a nature journal, and have quiet time each day. The camp will be led by Rabbi Katy Allen, Facilitator of the One Earth Collaborative, and Michael Corthell, Counselor, Coach, and One Earth Collaborative Advisory Council member. The camp is co-sponsored by the One Earth Collaborative, a project of Open Spirit in Saxonville, and Ma’yan Tikvah of Wayland. It will take place at Open Spirit and various local nature spots in the Metrowest area. Details of drop-off locations will provided after registration. 


One Earth Projects

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Join in learning about, designing, installing, and maintaining gardens, including a perennial food forest garden in front of Edwards Hall. 


Community Compost

The community compost will provide composting for the entire campus, as well as for those in the community with no composting available at home.



Learn about wild edible foods that grow abundantly in our area and how to add them to your diet.


Nature Walks

Make the spiritual connection to the natural world on guided full moon walks and daytime walks with a spiritual focus. 


Children's Programs

Help your children grow their love of the natural world through informal and joyous outdoor programs. 

One Earth Collaborative is a project of Open Spirit in Framingham, MA, and provides a home for those who share concern and passion about the Earth and its its inhabitants.


One Earth Collaborative builds and maintains with organizations in the Metrowest area. Click here to read about our partners.


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