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


Let Nature Nurture Your Spirit

Let Nature Nurture Your Spirit

Green background with white text Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center Road sign. Reads: let earth feed your spirit.


Are there any lessons to be learned and kept alive from our experience of the last year? Many of us found solace in nature during the pandemic. Shepherd’s Corner offers a peaceful land where you can walk, sit, listen to Earth, watch the sheep, or walk a labyrinth. Come visit us and feed your soul with nature’s gifts. We are offering 20-60 minute facilitated visits. Call to set up a time Monday – Friday. A donation is appreciated.

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August Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

Our meditation trail and labyrinths are open to visitors most Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you would like to visit please let us know by giving us a call (614) 866-4302 or by sending an email. When visiting you will be asked to sign in at the table in the foyer. Our suggested donation is $2 per person visiting. We kindly ask that visitors who are not vaccinated please wear a mask when inside the barn.
We ask that visitors please wear your mask when inside the barn. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling us at (614) 866-4302 or by using the form on our calendar.
Everyday Harvest: August mini retreat day
Wednesday, August 18th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested Donation: $5
Come spend time in nature. Summer is beginning to slide into fall. Join us we seek to harvest solitude, beauty, and peace. You can register here.
Led by Sr. Marguerite Chandler, OP & Miranda Land, Staff
Honoring the Summer: August Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, August 25th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Honoring the summer as we take time out to appreciate all the wonders that Nature brings. With a few simple yoga poses and breath work, we join and align with the rhythm of the Labyrinth. Register for our monthly labyrinth walk here.
Facilitated by Joy Lawrence, LMT & yoga instructor
Suggested Donation: $5
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.
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Come & See Retreat: Dominican Sisters of Peace

Show me the way come and see retreat flyer.  September 10th -12th in Akron Ohio.  Information on this image is contained in the text of this post.


Have you ever wondered whether God is calling you to become a Sister or do you want to know more about consecrated life? The Dominican Sisters of Peace are offering a free weekend Come and See retreat, September 10-12, 2021 in Akron, Ohio for single Catholic women ages 18-45. Click here for more information and to register for this event. You can join us in person or virtually. To get a glimpse of what to expect, click here to view some highlights from our virtual retreat in September 2020.

For more information, contact Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP at 570-336-3991 or by email.

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Summer Bazaar

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is hosting a summer bazaar. The online portion of our bazaar runs from Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 30th. Pick-up of items will be 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Click here to see the crafts, art, and other items available for purchase.
You can also shop our summer bazaar onsite of our bazaar Friday, July 23rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Farm Fresh 5K: 2021 Update

We want to thank everyone who participated and supported our 15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K!

We appreciate each of you! Whether you were able to participate onsite on the course or chose to virtually participate. Thank you for supporting Shepherd’s Corner’s efforts to connect people with creation and to get fresh, naturally grown produce to those who need it through this year’s partnership with From Scratch Farm.

Times that were submitted by participants can be found here:

Winners of the at random prize drawing:  Ken Baird & James Stoltz.

Next year, on June 11th, we will be hosting a special event. This event will celebrate Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center’s 30th Anniversary! Our annual 5K will be just one part of our celebration of Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. Mark the date and stay tuned to our Facebook page or website for more information.

Thank you to our fundraising teams! Our teams were Grace Franklin (Joyful Steps), Susan Bellotti, John Mascazine (Dominic’s Preachers), Amy Kaspar, Danielle Rice (NUCCA), and John Dougherty (Oxbow Farms).


We also want to give another huge THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors!

Grace Franklin

Shepherd’s Corner Advisory Council

Columbus Financial Concepts: Cap Clegg:

Family Physicians of Gahanna: Dr. John Tyznik:

Judy Hardy, OPA

The McNamara Family

St. Paul the Apostle Church:

St. Pius X:

Blue Heron Sangha:

James G. Flaherty Co., L.P.A.:

Gallagher Consulting Group: Ann Gallagher:

Andy Bracken

Susan Bellotti

Jennifer Chamberlain (in Memory of Dorothy Schraider)

Sue & Moe Milne

Village Veterinary Care

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Thank You Farm Fresh 5K Sponsors!

With the sincerest gratitude we would like to thank all of our 15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K Sponsors.

Thank you so much for supporting Shepherd’s Corner’s mission!

Our 2021 Race Sponsors


Harvest Leader
Grace Franklin
Shepherd’s Corner Advisory Council

Crop Planter
Columbus Financial Concepts: Cap Clegg
Family Physicians of Gahanna: Dr. John Tyznik
Judy Hardy, OPA
McNamara Family
St. Paul the Apostle Church
St. Pius X Church

Seed Saver
Blue Heron Sangha
James G. Flaherty Co., L.P.A.
Gallagher Consulting Group: Ann Gallagher

Andy Bracken
Susan Bellotti
Jennifer Chamberlain (in Memory of Dorothy Schraider)
Sue & Moe Milne
Village Veterinary Care


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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 2022 to July of 2023, 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,

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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, 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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