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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@oppeace.org. You can also check out our Calendar to learn about up and coming programs and events.


 

AmeriCorps Position at Shepherd’s Corner: 2022-2023

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps Position

At Shepherd’s Corner  

 

Images of previous AmeriCorps members that Shepherd's Corner has had over the years completing tasks. Shearing sheep, teaching about butterflies, and caring for our animals.

NDMV AmeriCorps Legacy Members

 

Shepherd’s Corner is an ecological ministry supported by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This 160-acre natural oasis is located at 987 N. Waggoner road in Blacklick Ohio on a property that has been owned
by the sisters since the 1960s. Its diverse range of habitats offers a haven for wildlife and native flora. It is also a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment for harried humans.

Shepherd’s Corner offers environmental education programs for youth and adults, donates produce to local food pantries, and provides opportunities to walk its mediation trail and outdoor labyrinth. The Notre Dame AmeriCorps Member is involved in in all aspects of Shepherd’s Corner‘s ministry. This includes participation in environmental educational programs offered to children and youth, programs for adults including ELL classes and other Earth centered opportunities, care of the animals (sheep, llama, and chickens), assisting with special events, seasonal gardening, working with volunteers, and outside work with the land manager.

For more information on this position, which runs from September 2022 to July of 2023, please contact Sister Rose Ann, at (614) 866-4302 or by email.

Additionally, you can find more information about the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers on their website, http://www.ndmva.org/.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Join us for our monthly labyrinth walk May 18th. The walk will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please register by calling or via the form.

Our 30th Anniversary 5K Fun Run/​Walk is being held on June 11th at 9:00 am. You can register here for the 16th Annual Event.

Join us in celebrating 30 years of Shepherd’s Corner! Our 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held on September 24th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. More information will be shared on our website & Facebook as the date approaches.

Here is a printable flyer of our upcoming programs..

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30th Anniversary 5K: June 11th

Join us for our Annual all terrain Fun Run/Walk on June 11th 2022.

On June 11th, we will be hosting our 16th Annual 5K in honor of Shepherd’s Corner’s 30th Anniversary! You can register, or learn more about this event here! Be sure to mark the date and stay tuned to our Facebook page or website for more information about this year’s 5K event.
Our annual 5K will be just one part of our celebration of Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. We will host a 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 24th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm!

For the second year Shepherd’s Corner is partnering with From Scratch Farm in our efforts to connect people in need with fresh, naturally grown produce. Proceeds from this race are instrumental in helping us continue this partnership.

 

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Public Visitation

Why not spend time on the land at Shepherd’s Corner where you can experience the magic. Shepherd’s Corner is open to visitors on Fridays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you are planning on coming by to walk the meditation trail or labyrinths you can email or call us at (614) 866-4302. We ask a $2 donation per person visiting.
Come walk our meditation trail and the outdoor labyrinth.  You can even bring a picnic if you would like. Picnic tables on the patio behind the barn.  We do ask that all visitors check in at the office prior to beginning their walk. There are meditation trail maps that can be used. There are also quotes from Laudato Si that can be used to deepen your experience on the mediation trail. We will be closed in the event of inclement weather, you can find Fridays where we are not open to the public noted here.
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April Programs

April Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Saturday, April 2nd 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 13th 9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday, April 28th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
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 through our website calendar. Programs have a minimum of 5 participants. Masks are optional.

You can register using this form:

Event Registration

Event Registration

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March Programs

Weekday Labyrinth Series: 2nd Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 9th
Suggested Donation: $5

Join us for a morning labyrinth walk to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The Return of Spring: March Labyrinth Walk
Friday, March 18th          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 as we step through the labyrinth in celebration of the returning green

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.

Masks are optional. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via this form,

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 through our calendar. Programs have a minimum of 5 participants.
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AmeriCorps Position at Shepherd’s Corner: 2022-2023

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps Position

At Shepherd’s Corner  

 

Images of previous AmeriCorps members that Shepherd's Corner has had over the years completing tasks. Shearing sheep, teaching about butterflies, and caring for our animals.

NDMV AmeriCorps Legacy Members

 

Shepherd’s Corner is an ecological ministry supported by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This 160-acre natural oasis is located at 987 N. Waggoner road in Blacklick Ohio on a property that has been owned
by the sisters since the 1960s. Its diverse range of habitats offers a haven for wildlife and native flora. It is also a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment for harried humans.

Shepherd’s Corner offers environmental education programs for youth and adults, donates produce to local food pantries, and provides opportunities to walk its mediation trail and outdoor labyrinth. The Notre Dame AmeriCorps Member is involved in in all aspects of Shepherd’s Corner‘s ministry. This includes participation in environmental educational programs offered to children and youth, programs for adults including ELL classes and other Earth centered opportunities, care of the animals (sheep, llama, and chickens), assisting with special events, seasonal gardening, working with volunteers, and outside work with the land manager.

For more information on this position, which runs from September 2022 to July of 2023, please contact Sister Rose Ann, at (614) 866-4302 or by email.

Additionally, you can find more information about the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers on their website, www.ndmva.org.

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February Programs: Shepherd’s Corner

2nd Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Wednesday, February 9th Suggested Donation: $5
Join us for a morning labyrinth walk.

Friday, February 11th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitated by Joy Lawrence, LMT & yoga instructor
Enjoy the stillness of winter as we explore the stillness inside ourselves walking the labyrinth.

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.

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 through our calendar. Programs have a minimum of 5 participants.
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Season Over: Maple Sugaring Tours 2022

Updated: Monday March, 14th
A huge thank you to the folks that were able to join us for small group tours this sugaring season. With the rise in temperatures as we get closer to spring our season has come to an end.

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

These tours, which will be approximately 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! Masks are optional.

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. Tours involve walking on uneven ground, and will be outdoors. We ask that you dress for the weather.

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:
Contact preference *

 

 

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