Earth Stewardship


An essential part of Sunburst’s teachings is learning to become true caretakers of our beautiful home planet – living close to Mother Earth, reaping her harvest in ways that replenish and regenerate the miracle of life. As souls awaken to Spirit, often the first step on the path is to seek wholesome foods to nourish the body, recognizing it as a temple for the Divine. For over 40 years, Sunburst has been involved in organic farming and natural foods enterprises. Currently, residents farm organic permaculture gardens, orchards and grains, as well as raise natural livestock, practice beekeeping, and operate a natural marketplace in Solvang, California which serves the local community with fresh and healthy nourishment. At Sunburst Sanctuary, we are building a permaculture learning center, and experimenting with earth-friendly building and developing renewable energy systems. We are located on a 4000 acre ranch where a large portion of the land will remain undeveloped, serving as a wildlife sanctuary for deer, wild turkeys, bobcats, and other native residents.

“Divine Spirit wants to be the caretaker of the Earth through the hands, feet, hearts, and minds of men and women – to feel the good Earth beneath many feet, breathe the clear fresh air, swim in the pure waters, and run in the forests. It desires to feel and look upon the brilliance of the sun, and find divine love within one another, realizing all the time that It created all this superb beauty!”  — Norman Paulsen