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See what’s happening at Shepherd’s Corner! If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-866-4302 or scecologycenter@gmail.com. You can also check out our Calendar to learn about up and coming programs and events.


 

Maple Sugaring Tours 2022

For the second year Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center will be hosting small group maple sugaring tours.

These tours, which will be two hours in length, have a capacity of 10 participants and will cost $60 per group. Due to the nature of maple season we will begin booking as the season kicks off this may be in late winter 2022. The season ‘begins’ generally after a hard freeze when temperatures fluctuate below and above freezing. Tentatively this may be at the start of February.

Learn about maple sugaring from tree sap out the tap, to syrup on your pancakes. Come see our boiling process, and taste our syrup, and more! We kindly ask that all attendees wear masks when indoors or close to staff and those not in your group.

More information will be released on our website and Facebook page as maple season approaches. Tours will most likely occur Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm with at least one Saturday option.

Tours will be led by Miranda Land & Dustin McQuade, Staff and Shepherd’s Corner volunteers.

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

 

maple sugaring season 2022, small group tours, $60 up to ten folks. Email scecologycenter@gmail.com to be notified as to when booking begins.

 

Interest form for Maple Syrup Tours- 2022 Season
Small group maple tour interest form:
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January 2022 Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

New Year’s Walk*
01/04     9:30 am – noon     $5

A new year is upon us. Bring in 2022 with a self led distanced winter meditation trail walk through the woods of Shepherd’s Corner. Enjoy the start of the year with some time on the meditation trail. Come take a winter time walk at Shepherd’s Corner. Enjoy the trail at your own pace during a time of year when it’s generally close to visitors. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*

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Being Resolute: January Labyrinth Walk*
January 8th Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
MAXIMUM OF 15 PARTICIPANTS

Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitated by John Seryak, Labyrinth Caretaker
Programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Yes, we are just a bit more of a week into the new year of 2022. It is a common practice for many of us to make resolutions as we begin a new year; a new start. Realistically, many of our resolutions are short lived without the results we were imagining. This evening as we journey, by foot, on this metaphorical path of our lives, let us consider the parts of our lives where we are steadfastly resolute: purposeful, determined, and unwavering. In these we can find joy and satisfaction.

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

 

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*

Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or by using the form on our website calendar.

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Looking for a last minute holiday gift idea?

Need a neat idea for a gift this holiday season? Consider adopting one of our flock! Follow the link below to learn more about adoption.

*You can also adopt Maggie, our llama!

Adopt a Sheep!

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Consider adopting one of our flock! Our sheep love to make new friends. You can take a look at their cute faces below.  Adoptions make an excellent gift and are good for one full year. What a great way to say “I care about Shepherd’s Corner and the work they do”!

You can support Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center’s mission of connecting people with creation by adopting one of our animals. Your adoption fee helps us feed and care for our animals.

Level 1:    $25   Includes a certificate of adoption and an invitation to meet the animals

Level 2:    $50   Includes the above plus a photo coaster or magnet clip of your adopted animal

Level 3:  $100   Includes the above plus 2 visits with the animals at a time convenient for you and for Shepherd’s Corner staff

Pick one of our flock that you would like to sponsor and choose your level of support. (You can always sponsor more than one!) This form can be printed and mailed along with your donation check.

If you prefer, an online donation can be made through this link (select other amount, in the comment section add the name of the animal(s) you would like to adopt) and the adoption form returned by mail or email.

Contact us at 614-866-4302 for more information.

 

small circular images of our sheep and llama that can be adopted, aka sponsored.

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December Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Tuesday, December 21st @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitated by Joy Lawrence, LMT & yoga instructor
Programs have a minimum of 5 participants.
Celebrate our connection to the Earth on the shortest day of the year. A reminder that longer days are on their way.
Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via our website calendar.
Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required.
*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*
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Craft Sale: December 2nd 9am-2pm

Looking for special gifts this holiday season? Join us for a one day, on site sale of our crafts.

You might find something at the craft sale we are holding December 2nd from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be chicken potholders & kitchen towels, Christmas ornaments, crocheted & knitted items (blankets, hats, scarves, and others), bee smooth hand cream and more!

While out of our maple syrup & honey we do have a few bottles of our delicious basil garlic vinegar remaining!

We kindly ask visitors to wear a mask when inside the barn.

Holiday craft sale at Shepherd's Corner December 2nd, from 9 - 2 pm.

 

Kitchen towels with buttons (attach to cabinet pulls, etc) and black chicken pot holders.Small lap blankets, three all multicolored and differing in pattern.Hooded scarves (purple and blue) and shawls for sale (multi blue and white).Basil garlic vinegar, wash cloths, shelf cats, and other items for sale.Crocheted and knitted christmas ornaments (mostly green and red).

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Cancelled: Lines and Shapes in Felt: Felting Class

Lines and Shapes in Felt: Felting Class
This program has been cancelled. We will host a class led by Gail in the spring of 2022.

 

Saturday, October 2nd             1:30 – 3:30 pm
$20 program fee           *7 participant maximum*

 

Felted square of bright yellow wool with cross hatched felted wool lines in various colors across the square.Felted square of deep and light blue wool decorated burnt orange circles of wool. Red background felt square with squares of various sizes of light orange and blue wool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to make a flat piece of felt (6″x6″) out of wool and soapy water that is surface designed with lines and shapes. Yarn and thin strips of wool and other fibers will be used to decorate the felt with lines. Pre-felted wool and other fabrics will be used to decorate the felt with cut shapes that have clearly defined outlines. The finished project can be displayed as a wall hanging or used as a small trivet.

Facilitated by: Gail Maraman

Gail became interested in wool and felt making when she began caring for a small flock of sheep at Windy Crest Farm in Granville, Ohio. Using the wool from her own sheep, she learned how to design and create many different types of felt: traditional, watercolor, needle, and Nuno. Today, her finished felt pieces include wearable art accessories and items for home décor.

 

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*

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Shepherds Fest: Annual Event

Join us September 25th from noon to 3:00 pm for our annual event.

Last year’s Shepherds Fest was a series of YouTube videos about Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. This year we are hopeful to have it in person!

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you wear a mask when inside the barn or in very close proximity to those not in your group.

Keep up to date on the event by checking our website or our Facebook page.

 

Shepherds Fest at Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center. Saturday September 25th from Noon to 3:00 pm.  Explore Shepherd's Corner, meet a sheep, take a hay ride,Enjoy a local artist, walk a Labyrinth, and more! see wesbite/Facebook for latest info  shepherdscorner.org 987 N. Waggoner Road • Blacklick, OH  Mask required when inside barn.

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September Programs

September Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Equal Night, Equal Day: September Labyrinth Walk*
Tuesday, September 21st 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitated by John Seryak, Labyrinth Caretaker
Equal Night. Equal Day. Balance. All of us like when our math calculations equal the expected outcome/s. When our accounts are accurately ‘balanced’ aka ‘balance one’s checkbook’ we are satisfied that our funds are in order. Balancing other aspects of our lives is also comforting. Work, play, relaxation, relationships, nutrition, prayer… all need a balance resulting in satisfaction and comfort. The Fall Equinox is a balance of daylight and night. As we walk the labyrinth in between light and dark let us take some time to simply stop, balance standing straight and be mindful of the balance in our lives or the need for balance in our lives.
Will be held at the labyrinth, located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths needed. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via our website calendar.
Praising God with Timbrel and Dance (Psalm 150:4)*
Wednesday, September 22nd 10:00 am to Noon
Suggested donation: $5
Facilitated by: Roseann Seryak
A morning of prayer and praise using some of the basics of folk dance along with inspiration from the Psalms to awaken the body as an instrument that praises God in dance. No prior dance experience necessary, just a desire to move and praise God with “timbrel and dance”. All are welcome. This program will likely be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via our website calendar.

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*
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