What We Do

Gardens

Our gardens try to model a style of agriculture in harmony with the land, one that is sustainable for the environment and sustaining for the humans involved.img_4732a

  • Gardens provide chemical-free, naturally grown vegetables for sale at our market and as donations to food pantries.
  • Hay fields produce hay and fodder for our animals and provide nesting bird habitat.
  • Volunteers assist with all aspects of the gardens: working in the greenhouse, transplanting, direct seeding, cultivation, and harvesting.
  • We donate 60-65% of the harvest to local food pantries and other groups feeding those in need. Over the past eight year, Shepherd’s Corner has donated over 22,000 pounds of naturally grown vegetables.

Programs

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  • We offer a seasonal menu of special programs: nature and labyrinth walks, fiber arts, discussion groups, retreat days, and gardening workshops.
  • We offer educational programs primarily for elementary age students, which focus on farm life, nature, water and wetlands, and spirituality. A brochure of programs is available.

Labyrinth

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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. A single half-mile path leads to the center and the same path is followed back out.

  • Monthly public walks are scheduled year-round.
  • Groups renting the facilities walk the labyrinth.
  • School and camp groups participate in guided walks, stopping at stations to reflect on the gifts of creation.
  • Contact us if your group would like to schedule a time to walk the labyrinth.

Meditation Trail

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Walk the 13 reflective stations in the trail. Each station offers something for the mind, body, and spirit, 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 design and to students at Upper Arlington High School who helped create the stations.

  • Trails are open to the public on Fridays, 10 am to 5pm, from April through November.
  • Contact us to set up a date if your group is interested in walking the trails.

 

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium (Adults)
Generation Waking Up (Young Adults)

Join with others to stand for a new possibility for the future: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on Earth. This symposium offers input as well as time for reflection and discussion as we move toward deepening our commitment to creating a better future. We can hold this symposium at Shepherd’s Corner or at your site. Contact us for a date.