Alejandro (AJ’s) Journey…

Image of our now deceased llama in front of our multipurpose barn.

It is with overwhelming sorrow that Shepherd’s Corner announces the death of our awesome llama, Alejandro Amigo Llama. His condition worsened over the last few days. He was unable to stand and walk around. A llama specialist from Mount Vernon examined him. There was nothing more that could be done for AJ.

AJ is buried near the Barn next to our other llama, Fernando. To celebrate his life spring bulbs will be planted on his grave for a burst of color next year. Thank you all for your care and love for AJ. He will be missed greatly by his sheep and his humans.

We are grateful to McFarland’s Llama Farm for sharing AJ with us. We look forward to working with them to find a new llama to continue his sheep duties.

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Shepherds Fest: 9/21

This Saturday is our 4th Annual Shepherds Fest. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm $5/vehicle.

Explore our food pantry gardens, take a hayride around the property, meet our sheep, and walk the meditation trail & labyrinth. Savor delicious food from a local food truck (Moody Trudy). Meet the Jefferson Township fire department and check out a fire truck up close. Watch Gail Maraman, a local felt artist, demonstrate her art. Chat with AEP representatives about electricity savings, consider more responsible energy use with Columbia gas. and learn about the environmental efforts of Green Spot Columbus.We will have a farm stand featuring of our naturally grown produce, 2019 maple syrup, and crafts made by the Dominican Sisters of Peace and volunteers.

Come and support our care of creation efforts at this annual event! As a note this event will be cash/check. The food truck will accept cards as payment. More information can be found here.

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September Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

Consider joining us for these wonderful events:

Second Harvest: September Labyrinth Walk
Friday, September 13th          7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration closes 3 business days prior to program.

Facilitated by Shawn Scott & Nancy Cameron, Earthkeepers
Suggested Donation: $5

Join us at the labyrinth to celebrate the second harvest of the year & how that relates to our life’s journey.

Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes. No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required. 


Ponder & Pick
Monday, September 16th                               6:30-8:00 pm
Registration closes 3 business days prior to the program.

Led by Julie Laudick & Lainie Rini, our farmers
Suggested donation:$10 (includes a bag from the harvest)

Beans and peas form a symbiotic relationship with bacteria in their roots. These are particularly useful plants as they provide food while improving the fertility of the land for future crops. Join us for meditative exercise while picking beans and peas, which form a symbiotic relationship with their environment. There will be a space and time to reflect on symbiotic relationships in your life. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing that can get dirty. 


Saturday, September 21st    Noon to 3 pm.
4th Annual Shepherds Fest (previously known as Field Day)        $5 per vehicle

At this open house you’ll be able to explore the gardens, take a hayride around our property, and walk our meditation trail & labyrinths. In addition to our original turf labyrinth there here is also a grass labyrinth directly behind our barn. We will have games and crafts too! There will be a delicious food truck on site if you get hungry.

Jefferson Township fire department will be present so you can check out a fire truck up close! Gail Maraman, a wonderful local felt artist, will be demonstrating her art. There will be a farm stand featuring naturally grown produce & our 2019 maple syrup. We will also have some of our crafts, made by Sisters and volunteers, for purchase. 

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As a reminder we are unable to accept payment via credit or debit cards.


Come Visit Shepherd’s Corner 

Walk our labyrinths and meditation trail. Most Wednesdays-Fridays (from April to mid-November) we are open to visitors between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Dates when were are not open can be seen on our website calendar. You can always call ahead just to make sure we’re open for visitors.


We ask that you register for programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our website calendar,

All programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.


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