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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.


 

Felting Program: June 5th

Three felted squares side by side. Each is a different design. First is blue background with orange-red dots, second is yellow background with multi color crosshatch lines, and the third is red background with varying sizes of rectangles of contrasting colors.

 

Felting Program: Lines and Shape in Felt
(Rescheduled program)
Saturday, June 5th 1:30-4:00 pm
$20 program fee *7 participant maximum*
*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.*
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.
Registration, which is required, closes when the 7 participant capacity is reached or three days prior to the program. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our calendar, https://shepherdscorner.org/calendar. Clicking interested or attending through Facebook DOES NOT constitute registration.
Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.
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Closed to visitors 5/14

Due to the amount of rain earlier this week and the condition of the trails we will not be open to visitors this Friday, May 14th.

We will be open to visitors again on Friday May 21st.

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15th Annual Hybrid Farm Fresh 5K

ONSITE: Thursday June 10 – Saturday, June 12, 2021 (in small groups)
VIRTUAL: anywhere at any time before June 12th.

 

Lean more about this year’s race here!

For fifteen years the Farm Fresh 5K has been a fun community driven event for all ages of runners and walkers. This year our annual event is hybrid. Meaning that you choose how you would like to participate when registering. You can register for this year’s race here!

If you decide to participate on site, we will contact you regarding choosing your time after you register.

We will not be offering shirts for this year’s race. To reflect this, the cost of registration, for this year only, is $20 for adults and $10 for those under 12 years. Shirts will return for our 16th Annual Farm Fresh 5K in 2022! Prizes for this year’s Farm Fresh 5K will be awarded through a drawing.

Support our sponsors!

 

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Visit us on Earth Day!

We will not be open for visitors this Friday April 16th.

However, we will be open to visitors two days next week! We will be open from10:00 am to 3:00 on April 22nd (Earth Day) as well as on Friday, April 23rd!

When visiting you will be asked to sign in at the table in the foyer. Our suggested donation is $2 per person. 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.

If you are planning on visiting we ask that you contact us at (614) 866-4302 or email scecologycenter@gmail.com and let us know.

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15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K: Hybrid Race

15th Annual Hybrid Farm Fresh 5K

ONSITE: Thursday June 10 – Saturday, June 12, 2021
VIRTUAL: anywhere at any time before June 12th.

Shepherd’s Corner, Blacklick, Ohio

 

Partner with us in our mission to care for Earth and to feed the hungry.

With the support of folks like you, Shepherd’s Corner has been able to help combat food insecurity by donating over 32,830 pounds over the last 12 years. Proceeds from the race will help us continue our mission and supply produce to our food pantry partners. This year we are partnering with nearby From Scratch Farms to continue donation of fresh, naturally grown produce to those in need. With the support of folks like you, Shepherd’s Corner has continued to care for Earth through our educational programs. Proceeds from this race will help us continue these important efforts.

15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K:

For fifteen years the Farm Fresh 5K has been a fun community driven event for all ages of runners and walkers. This year’s race will be a hybrid: with virtual and limited on site
participation options. You are able to choose which option best suits your need when registering for the race. You can register for this year’s race here! If you choose to participate on site, we will contact you regarding choosing your time.

We will not be offering shirts for this year’s race. To reflect this, the cost of registration, for this year only, is $20 for adults and $10 for those under 12 years. Shirts will return for our 16th Annual Farm Fresh 5K in 2022! Prizes for this year’s Farm Fresh 5K will be awarded through a drawing.

 

 

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Notre Dame AmeriCorps Position

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Volunteer 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 volunteer 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 ESL classes and other Earth centered opportunities, care of the animals (sheep, llama, and chickens), seasonal gardening work, working with adult and youth volunteers, outside work with the land manager, as well as assisting with special events.

For more information on this position, which runs from September 2021 to July of 2022, please contact Sister Rose Ann, by email or by calling (614) 866-4302.

You can find additional information on the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers website, www.ndmva.org.

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Small Group Maple Tours

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Due to the shift in temperatures our sugaring season has come to a close. This year’s sugaring season lasted just over two weeks. If we were unable to schedule a tour for you this year hopefully we will see you on one of our tours for the 2022 season!


New for 2021 Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center will be offering small group maple sugaring tours. These tours, which will be two hours in length, have a capacity of 8 participants and will cost $50 per group. Due to the nature of maple season we will begin booking as the season kicks off in late winter 2021.

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.

More information will be released on our website and Facebook 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.

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.

 

 

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Virtual Holiday Bazaar

sheep along a fence, with an evergreen wreath. Text reads, Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center's Virtual Bazaar 2020.

Update on 11/25: Thank you to everyone who participated in our bazaar this year!!

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Holiday bazaars may be cancelled but, we have decided to host our own small bazaar online. Orders will be taken through a google form and we will contact you regarding order payment & pickup. Orders will be taken until the afternoon of 11/25.

Following this link will take you to our more traditional bazaar items. Including our maple syrup, basil garlic vinegar, and other familiar crafts for purchase.

Unique and more one of a kind items can be found here.

 

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Blacklick Creek: Shepherds Fest Encore

Welcome back for an encore video, part of our virtual Shepherds Fest! Join our friends from Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District and learn about the riparian area of Blacklick Creek. Check out this Shepherd’s Fest encore video about Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center and our connection to Blacklick Creek.

Featured are Kurt Keljo (Watershed Resource Specialist & current Shepherd’s Corner advisory council member) and Linda Pettit (Environmental Education Specialist & former Shepherd’s Corner advisory council member).

Each Fall Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center typically hosts Shepherds Fest, an annual Fall open house. Since we are unable to hold the event in person this year, we thought we would host the event “virtually”. We will be doing this via a series of videos on and about Shepherd’s Corner!

Support our mission through donation.

Visit FCSWD to learn more about their conservation efforts, educational programs, projects, offered grants, and more on their website.

 

 

 

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