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Experience peace and tranquility in walking the trails and labyrinth. Feel a connection with creation and the creator.

  • The property is unusual as it hosts many types of ecosystems in a relatively small area.
  • 160 acres hosts different habitats: field, forest, wetland, woodlands, and a riparian corridor.
  • We are committed to maintaining the diversity of habitats and ensuring the health of the land and its inhabitants.
  • Learn more about the things that call Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center home on our Ask the Land page.

 

Labyrinths

Peace, insight, comfort, healing, energy, connection, and letting go are words often used to describe a walk in the labyrinth. Walking this circular path provides a time of quiet and meditation and reminds us of our life journey with its twists and turns. At our main labyrinth, which backs up to the meditation trail, a single half-mile path leads to the center where the same path is followed back out. Learn more about labyrinths, including how our larger labyrinth was constructed, here.

 

  • Monthly public walks are scheduled year-round.
  • Available to walk when open to the public.
  • Groups renting the facilities have access to the labyrinths.
  • School and camp groups can participate in guided walks, stopping at meditation trail stations to reflect on the gifts of creation.
  • Interested groups can schedule a time to walk.
  • In addition to our main labyrinth there is a smaller labyrinth located between our garden and barn.

 

Meditation Trail


Walk the 13 reflective stations on the trail. Each station offers something for the mind, body, and spirit. At each station a sign can be found with theme-centered factual information, reflections, and suggested activities. We are grateful to the Capitol Square Rotary which provided funding, labor, and assistance with the stations and to students from Upper Arlington High School who helped plan each site.

  • Our meditation trail is open to the public Mondays, 10 am to 3 pm, from April through mid-November.
  • Contact us to set up a date if your group is interested in walking the trails.
  • Please check our calendar as we are occasionally closed.

 

Shepherd's Corner

Our Vision:

Shepherd’s Ecology Center is positioning itself to be an Earth-centered leader in the Central Ohio community: teaching environmental education, offering reflective experiences on care of creation, and renewing the land while providing healthy, naturally grown produce.

Our Mission:

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center invites others to join with us in experiencing the joys and responsibilities of caring for land, life, and spirit. Inspiring others to become shepherds of creation in their own corners of the world.

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