Closed: July 3rd

This Friday, July 3rd, Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center’s office will be closed.

Our meditation trail will be open again on July 10th.

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Closed to Visitors: 06/26

Shepherd’s Corner will not be open today Friday, June 26th for visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you’ll visit us on another Friday.

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The Big Give: June 10th 2020

Shepherd’s Corner is participating in The Columbus Foundation‘s The Big Give. This 25 hour giving marathon runs from June 10th at 10:00 am to June 11th at 11:00 am. Your donation, of $20 or more, will be amplified by a bonus pool of donation funds during this time frame.

We invited you to support our efforts to share our naturally grown vegetables with those in need in the Columbus area.

Here is the donation link for tomorrow’s Big Give!…/ShepherdsCornerEcolog…/9696

Collage image of vegetables from our garden. Pictured are radishes, beets, and tomatoes. There is also a picture of our field garden and of our high tunnel with produce growing. Text says Shepherd's Corner donated 3,000 plus pounds of naturally grown produce to food pantries in 2019.


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Limited Reopening to Public

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center will open to the public Fridays only. Beginning on June 5th we will be open to visitors from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is subject to change. Our suggested donation is $2 per person.

If you plan on visiting we ask that you contact us at (614) 866-4302 or email and let us know.

Upon arriving, please sign in at the table in the foyer. Our trail marking arrows that were previously red have been replaced by blue arrows. There are meditation trail maps for use.

We ask that you wear a mask when inside the barn. While walking the meditation trail or our labyrinths we ask that you keep physically distant from those who are not with your group.

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Upcoming Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Due to the pandemic, program platform, date, or location may change. Out of respect for each other’s health, we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in on site programs.

Gardening 101: Focus on tomatoes (originally April 24th)
Friday, June 5th 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Will be held on Zoom.
Suggested Donation: $5

Registration closes 1 business day prior to this program.

Are you relatively new at gardening? Would you like to learn a bit more that might help you in your home garden? We will focus on care and maintenance of tomatoes, from transplanting methods, to trellising and harvesting. This workshop will include an overview of the basic needs of plants for at home gardening, including when to plant which crops, watering needs at different stages of development, and an overview of different common crop health problems and solutions.


Join us on Zoom!

Join us Friday June 5th for Gardening 101: Online Event!

Gardening 101: Focus on tomatoes
Friday, June 5th 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Will be held on Zoom.
Suggested Donation: $5Zoom link:

Meeting ID: (needed if calling in or joining via web browser without download) 989 2251 6714

If you do not want to or can’t download Zoom as it may prompt you here is how to launch Zoom from a web browser:


About the facilitator:
Facilitated by Lainie Rini, Shepherd’s Corner’s Gardener/Farm Manager. Lainie is returning for their 2nd season at Shepherd’s Corner as the farm manager, and their 4th season farming. They’ve managed a small scale urban garden in Columbus for the past seven years with other community members, where all the food is exchanged for free. She learned how to farm on a large scale at an apprenticeship in Pescadero, CA. In addition to farming, they work with a coalition committed to ending state-sanctioned violence against communities.


Dance as Prayer: Rescheduled for August 26th, to be held at same time.


Eco Printing on Watercolor Paper
Saturday, May 30th 1:30 – 3:30 pm
$15 program fee

*program is at capacity: contact to be added to wait-list*

Using leaves, water, vinegar, and rusty nails, learn how to transfer the images of leaves directly onto watercolor paper. First we will arrange leaves between a sandwich of watercolor paper, and then we will steam the sandwich in the roaster for about one hour. The finished project will be a colorful, detailed print of the leaves.

*It is out of respect for each other’s health, that we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. We ask that you join us in these healthy practices when participating in on site our programming.*


Solstice Eve: June Labyrinth Walk
10 PARTICIPANT MAXIMUM- Registration required for walk. Please contact to be added to wait list.

Saturday, June 20th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5

Celebrate the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice, with the community. Gather strength in the Labyrinth before the days start to shorten in the cycle of unending flow.

*Out of respect for each other’s health, we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs.*

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

About the facilitator:
Facilitated by Joy Lawrence. Joy is a LMT & a yoga instructor.


Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our website calendar. Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.

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