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February thunderstorm. And then a rainbow.  

 

"Conservation is a state of harmony between {humans} and land. By land is meant all of the things, on, over or in the earth. Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the forest and mine the farm. The land is one organism. Its parts, like our own parts, compete with each other and cooperate with each other. The competitions are as much a part of the inner workings as the co-operations. You can regulate them-cautiously-but not abolish them."  

-- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac 

 

 


 
February: Sun, and a Little Snow 

 


  
Green Connections Board meeting          

Living in the Moment Retreat






Families visit the farm...met alpaca and goats, fed the birds,
ran freely, found mud puddles and made straw angels.


A group from Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City
walked the prairie labyrinth and the prairie during their weekend retreat.

 
Two pigs-heritage breed Gloucestershire Old Spots and Hampshire-
have come to live awhile and root up the grasses for an expanded garden. Ann has
made new homes for expanding Red Wiggler Worm population, busy composting.


We've enjoyed the company of birds this winter.
A Red-Bellied Woodpecker breakfasts at St. Francis' shoulder. Goldfinches have a mid-morning snack and a merry-go-round ride on a breezy day.
Healthy birds, more bird babies, more insects consumed. 

 
The only snow so far this year, this three-inch snowfall was followed the next day by hoarfrost. February was extremely mild (the 11th warmest in Oklahoma.)
Biak and Darcy take in the sun.


 
And Now, the Greening 

 


We had a great time last month, being with guests on individual retreats, group retreats, and our Saturday retreats. Too, two families with children came on day trips. It's always a joy that people find the prairie healing and freeing, the hermitage embracing, time spent in community life-giving. It is especially meaningful for us to be with happy, excited children exploring nature. If our children don't get to know the natural world and feel at-home in it, the future of the natural world - our home too - is in jeopardy.

Participants found the new communications workshop - Talking and Listening to Each Other - useful. It is one we will continue to offer, probably sometime this fall. Reports back from some who participated in the Living in the Moment retreat are of ah-ha moments once they got home and began to use the practices they'd learned on retreat. "Thank goodness, it works!" they tell us.

We always enjoy the "shepherds" - people in ministry - who come quarterly for a 24-hour retreat. We become retreatants ourselves and are especially grateful for this community, the sharing and liturgy (and laughter) we experience together.

It is late-March weather here as the month arrives. There are many signs that spring has arrived and is here to stay. So we're proceeding as if it is. Seedlings are growing, worms are busy composting; we have borrowed two pigs from a neighbor to root up grass to expand the gardens.

This month we offer a gardening and composting workshop, as well as a bee-keeping class. There is also the opportunity to explore the spirituality of nature and a retreat for learning about meditation, including the labyrinth walk. See below for the details and how to register for our programmed retreats and workshops.

Plans are being finalized as well for the Green Connections Earth Day Festival, which will begin here at Turtle Rock Farm at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and end with a contra dance that evening in the round-top barn to the fiddle music of the Mud-Dobbers. (They took their name after playing the opening day of our Straw Bale and Mud Construction Workshop!) There will be alpaca-shearing, wool spinning, wheat-weaving, solar-oven-making. George Davis and Friends will be playing swing music on the front porch of the farm house and Dave Conrad will lead a drumming circle. Elizabeth Box Price is preparing another beautiful liturgy to celebrate this wondrous planet, Earth. An educational event sponsored by Green Connections, it is free and open to the public. But let us know you're coming (so there will be enough food.) Other activities are yet to be confirmed, so look for more on our website or in next month's newsletter.

And while we're at the happy task of making announcements, the Fourth Annual Green Connections Prairie Dinner and Concert will be September 22. This year Ann Zimmerman, a singer-songwriter from Salina, KS., whose music we love, will be giving the concert in the round-top barn, following Kamala Gamble's scrumptious local foods dinner on the prairie alongside Doe Creek. Save the date and join us for this magical evening.

The greening is a beautiful time of year here on the prairie. We look forward to welcoming all to the prairie, for our programs, special events and for your individual or group retreats and day-trips.

   

 

In beauty and peace,

Ann and Pat 



Thank You Volunteers!




Thank you Beau Lacefield!

As we grow and expand our offerings and our facility, we couldn't get along without the wonderful people who volunteer at Turtle Rock Farm. They have become a cherished part of our community.

If you want to come spend a few hours helping out, let us know.





 

  
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A QUICK LOOK AT TRF

EVENTS
 
 

 

March 6
Sustainability Book Discussion

March 10 
Vermi-Composting and Gardening 
 
March 17 
Spirituality and Earth 
 
March 24 
Beekeeping 
 
March 31 
Meditation and Labyrinth

April 14
Meeting Nature Again for the First Time. Learning to See Through Photography

April 21
Earth Day Celebration  
Activities and events  
begin at 1 p.m.
 
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Mark Your Calendars:
Green Connections
Fourth Annual Prairie Dinner
and Concert
Saturday, September 22
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Our 2012 calendar
is on our website:

Turtle Rock Farm Retreat Center is Eco-Certified Platinum

 

 


Upcoming

Retreats and Workshops
 


Monthly Sustainability Book Discussion

 

10 a.m. March 6  

 

(Bring a brown bag and stay for lunch. Stay a little longer,

walk the labyrinth if you'd like.) 

 

 

Each month we discuss a book on sustainability. This month, we'll be sharing our thoughts about Part T of Gaviotas by Alan Weisman. It's a fascinating and inspiring account ofa community on Columbia's savannah and the creative process they experienced finding the most sustainable way to live there. The technologies they invented have increased sustainable living globally.

 

Let us know you're coming. Call 580.725.3411 or 580.917.6011. 

 

   

 Vermi-Composting and Gardening

 

March 10     

 
 

 

We've combined two workshops into one. You can come for a full day and build both a four-by-four foot raised bed with a hoop and a red wiggler vermi-compost home, or come half a day and build one or the other. With a growing awareness of the value to our health and the health of the planet, more and more people are growing some of their own food. With this system you can extend your growing season and garden all year. Vermi-compost (composting with worms) is an excellent and easy way to compost. It provides rich nutrients for your garden as well as "compost tea" for all your plants.   

 

To register, go to our website:www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com      

  


Spirituality & Earth

  

March 17



  

Meister Eckhart said, "Every creature is a book about God." We'll spend the day doing just that: "reading the book" of God's first revelation in creation. We'll learn how to "read" the natural world and let it speak to our hearts and souls. In addition to our time spent outdoors, we'll look into the writings of J. Philip Newell, Matthew Fox, Meister Eckhart, Gary Snyder, Julian of Norwich, Mary Oliver.

    

To register, go to our website:www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com    

  

  

 

Beekeeping


March 24

  

  

   

  

 In this day-long workshop, participants will learn about the fascinating lives of bees and the importance of bees in our ecosystems and for our food supply. Ann, who is the beekeeper at Turtle Rock Farm, will teach how to put together a beehive, what equipment you need to get started, where to get bees, how to make candy boards for the winter and what goes on in the bee community during the course of a year. She might even give you a sample of Turtle Rock Farm honey, which, we think, is the best honey in the world.

  

To register, go to our website: www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com    

  

 

Meditation & Labyrinth

March 31   

 

  

 Meditation is one of the oldest and most beneficial spiritual practices. On this day-long retreat, led by spiritual director, Pat Hoerth, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice several kinds of meditation, including centering prayer, breath prayer, guided meditation, lectio divina and walking the wonderful prairie labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient, spiritual tool used for centuries as a way to get in touch with the inner life and inform the outer life. Making the slow walk of twists and turns toward the center and back out again is a transformative experience. This retreat is for both beginners and those who've been practicing, but want to deepen their practice.        

To register, go to our website: www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com    

 

 

 
Meeting Nature Again for the First Time.

Learning to See through Photography

April 14




One of the best ways to get to know nature is to spend relaxed time in intimate and careful observation. One of the best ways to do that is to photograph what we see. This retreat will give participants exercises in both seeing and in learning to photograph what we feel when we see, with the intention that having seen and photographed what we've seen, we will have re-connected more intimately with our natural home.

  

Bring your own camera.  

To register, go to our website: www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com


Simpler Living

April 28


        

It's been a wonderful surprise to discover that every time we choose to take another step toward simpler living, we find great joy in it. It turns out that living more simply is a more joyful way to live. We know this from our own lifestyle changes and from those who've come to Turtle Rock Farm to learn how they want to simplify their lives. The reports we get back are stories of happy success at living in simpler ways that bring meaning back into their lives. The changes toward simpler living turn out to be not challenging at all and, indeed, are fun and fulfilling.

This retreat helps participants realize the causes of our consumptive lifestyles, be inspired to shift priorities, learn ways to simplify, take inventory about what changes we want to make next and experience the support of others simplifying their lives.

 
To register, go to our website: www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com


 

Come to the Prairie: A Get-Away for Military Women

Who've Been Deployed

May 5 

 

 

 

 

   

  Connect with Each Other - Enjoy Time in Nature

 

Walk with us on the Prairie...Relax on the Porch...Canoe the Pond...Explore the Creeks...Feast on Fresh, Home-Grown Food...Visit with Friends...Relax in the Beautiful Countryside...Enjoy a Drumming Circle...Spend a Day in Nature.

 

 

Retreat will include an opportunity to participate in a drum circle facilitated by Dave Conrad - so that all might discover the joy of making music together, our shared rhythms, time to use the drums to speak with each other, and a guided meditation, bringing us all to a better place than where we began. This process will provide plenty of recreational drumming on the provided instruments just for the fun of it and everybody can be a part - no experience necessary!  

  

To register go to our website: www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com

  
 

 


 Green Connections'

Earth Day Celebration


Saturday, April 21

Beginning at 1 p.m.








The day's activities will include:
George Davis and Friends playing swing music on the farmhouse front porch
Solar-Oven Making
Alpaca Shearing and Wool Spinning
Wheat Weaving with Diane Ford
Drum Circle with Dave Conrad
Labyrinth Walking
Touring the Farm
Walking Country Roads
Thanking the Earth Ceremony
Cookout
Contra Dancing with fiddle music by the Mud Dobbers
and more...

 

Green Connections Earth Day Celebration is an educational event that is free and open to the public.

Let us know you're coming, so we have enough supper for everyone!
annmcferron@hotmail.com or pathoerth@gmail.com

 
   

 

 

  

To see what's happening in the coming months,
check out our calendar

 

 



  
Comments from our wonderful guests...

  
  


"The moment that I walked in here it felt warm and safe. I was able to do such needed work in the quiet and safe place. The labyrinth was wonderful. I will never forget this place. For the first time in 40 years, I talked to God, and he spoke to me. Thank you a million times."-- J.

"On a cold and windy winter night in February on the prairie, I nestled secure and warm and slept within the walls of glass, mud, dreams, sweat and energy of the strawbale vision come to life as the Sallie McFague Hermitage-dreaming of what can be and is! Thank you! (Sallie would love it here!) -- Elizabeth

"'Live Simply so others may simply live.' Enough said, I think. Praise be to God for retreats, workshops, time away...encouragement in sustainability. Thanks!"
-- Mary Lou Bender, Caldwell, KS

"It was a pleasure staying out here and reconnecting with the wild. I enjoyed your variety of animals and I am glad the alpacas did not get upset to spit. I will always keep this place in mind for another get-away." -- Amanda

"Thank you for everything. From the moment I arrived here under the star-lit sky, to the moment of my departure, it has been a restorative experience. It was just what I wanted and needed for this Thanksgiving weekend. I especially enjoyed observing the wildlife and absorbing the fabulous sunrises and sunsets. Your care with the many details such as providing a crockpot and stocking teas and honey in the cabinet were much appreciated. I will treasure the guinea fowl feathers and the time spent in the barn with the animals. (I like it that you have so many varied species who all seem to get along so well toether-a nice microcosm of peace on the planet!) My best wishes to you and all of Turtle Rock Farm." -- Janece, Tulsa

"So many wonders of coyotes, hawks, crows, geese, rabbit, full moon, Joe and Maizey, afternoon doze in the straw, Enrique's muy sabrosa comida, caring Vicky for healing massage, morning frosted fields; Pat and David conversations, wondering where peace is created, my insistent mind waning a break! Breathing deeply the contemplated air, and wishing to come back to a place which is another home, here." -- Lawrence Krizan, Houston TX

"We've enjoyed the peace and spaciousness that Turtle Rock Farm offers. Thanks so much for your hospitality. What a blessing it has been to find kindred spirits who care so deeply about God's creation!" -- Bill and Jeanne Finley, Blacksburg, VA

"So incredible to see this place finished. I'll never forget all of the bales that were stacked and cob that was stomped. It was worth it, because this dwelling is a vehicle for absolute bliss. I'll remember it, and its creators, dearly. We'll be back."
-- Steven Wooley

"This place is so beautiful and peaceful. It felt like home the second we walked in. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We have plans to visit again next year."
-- Shauna

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for seeing the gifts in this place and sharing them so generously. The hermitage is lovely and the weather has been amazing but your hospitality has made it great. I greatly appreciate your sharing your farm fresh eggs and other items with me, and thank you for allowing me to help with the animals. As a city girl, my experience with farms is minimal to say the least, but you both made me welcome from the very start. As a Deaconess sister and fellow Christian on the journey, blessings to you and on this place; that it will thrive and continue to impact many lives with its offerings of peace, spiritual renewal and connections with God's creation."
-- Deaconess Mandy Caruso, Kansas City, Mo.

" Thank you for a wonderful respite of peace and solitude. I needed that!"
-- Janet Barrow, Dover, AR.

"I came here tired and soul-weary from the chaos, noise and clutter of city life. I leave renewed and at peace. Thank you for that gift. I thank God for the beauty and simplicity of pastures, animals and sunsets. May God bless you and this place!"
-- Dawn Richards

"The inspiration of your hearts has created a glorious place for retreat and renewal. Your warmth blesses us all. Your peacefulness transfers to each of us who visit. Thank you for creating this comforting place to renew and refresh our spirits. Great blessings shower down on you for all your days. The God in me honors the God in you."
-- Linda Puckett

"Came to help little brother and found a unique farmhouse that we really enjoyed. Keep up the good work." - V. & G.

"Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality during our time of need. You and your hermitage are a gift from God. We cannot express how thankful we are that you opened your home and hearts to us." - T. and S.

 
"My stay in this hermitage has been the capstone experience to an amazing week. I came jut yesterday directly from a three-day workshop on the ecology of the North Canadian River watershed conducted by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. I find great inspiration from those who are living and working to protect and educate others in awareness and harmonic living within our dynamic ecosystem. Perhaps God is reaching out to us in a silent yet profound conversation as we become more 'in tune' with natural systems. I am thankful for this experience. Peace." -- S.C.

"Turtle Rock Farm experiences are for people who care about the environment now and for future generations. We need to treat our world and others with more respect. (Important vocabulary: we, our, together.)" -- M.A. R.

"Peace on the prairie
In my soul I will carry.
To share and to live
Is the gift I will give."
-- L.A.

"What a treat to be able to stay in the straw bale/adobe hermitage. It reminded me of 'home' in New Mexico! We are looking forward to collecting fish from Doe Creek. May the Lord continue to bless you." -- Jean Lemmon

"A perfect place! Thank you for this sacred space - and for all those sister travelers who have stayed here. Blessings." -- Jeannie Martin

"Thanks to God and to you who have provided this place of rest and reflection. We are blessed by your hospitality. May peace, hope and joy come to all who linger here."
-- Danny and Joyce

"Thank you for letting me stay the night. I liked it. I loved the prairie and I loved all the animals. Most of all I liked spending time with you. Love, E.M."

"Earth Plunge-a great experience and opportunity. Many thanks for this place." -- M.L.

"Earth Day and Good Friday. An inspiring, relaxed sharing, praying and playing together; to shear alpacas-and have the fleece spun and plied into yarn!; to bless this hermitage, where I am privileged to stay tonight; to share a simple yet delicious meal, and finish off the evening with music and dancing! What a blessed day! Thank you so very much!" -- Sr. Terry

"It's been a very quiet couple of days for me to do some deep and difficult psychological work. I benefited greatly from the energy kinesiology session, the massage, the crickets, Joe the Dog and the quiet." -- A.V.

"Played my flute in the teepee with the wind keeping time by flapping the canvas. Pounded my djembe within these thick walls {at the hermitage} and absorbed the solid, solitude, solidarity. Strummed my ukulele and was softened by the timbre of the taut, short strings. And sang in a voice only God heard. Thanks." -- D.C.

"We really enjoyed the Taize service as well as the quiet and peaceful evening and walks outdoors (although the wind was brisk and a little cool!) -- Maribeth and Greg

"Woke to coyotes howling and geese honking-it couldn't be better. An oasis for a weary soul! Thank you. Blessings." -- N.

"To a beautiful planet! Thank you, Ann and Pat, for great food and a peaceful time."
--Tina, Christopher and Ila

"Thanks so much for your hospitality and great food. We've all enjoyed our time together immensely. This is a ministry of blessing which you so generously share with others." -- Loma Sullivan


"If you want or need a serene, spiritual place to go, Turtle Rock is perfect for prayer and reflection. It has all the elements you need to find God and yourself."
 -- Cindy Bullen, Wickline UMC

"If you are looking for the opportunity to slow down so you can think, you will find it at Turtle Rock Farm. The Simpler Living Retreat gave lots of food for thought and helped me to find a focus from it that I can take home and apply to 'real life.' Your life will be impacted in ways unexpected. I feel like I not only gained more ideas for simpler living, but also acquired realistic ideas to coping with and sorting out various areas of stress in day-to-day life. Choose one small positive change you want to work on, commit to it, focus and anything is possible. Thank you Turtle Rock Farm!" -- Michelle Hamilton

"Turtle Rock Farm is a wonderful place to come and be refreshed. To relax with nature surrounding you. To come away a stronger person - more able to cope with all the pressures of our modern lifestyle. I would highly encourage people to 'escape' to Turtle Rock Farm."
-- L.D., Kansas

"It was a perfect retreat...New understanding has dawned illuminating my path with added clarity and compassion...The labyrinth was transforming, as was working with the mud in building inside walls of the hermitage. These three days signified family, roots, births, mothers, grandmother and the Great Mother, Earth. Your perspectives added richness to the experience as did Ann's energy kinesiology session. Thank you both for providing a safe, sacred place and opening it to us. Favorite mental image: Grasshopper dancing in the fields!" -- J.S.

"We felt renewed and relaxed (yes, even at the same time!) by the sense of community we experienced. Preparing the healthy and spiritual food was calming and centering for us both. I will always remember watching the momma cat affectionately loving on her white litter of kittens. The afternoon rainstorm was just what the land, and the soul needed! Thank you both!" -- Raven Crowl


"It's been rewarding and inspiring to be with people that love and care about life so much. Thanks for teaching me so many different things." -- Denise Bertoncino

"What fun, what joy, what a solid experience. To see all of us join together to create the hermitage was inspiring. This will continue to inspire me into building my own dwelling. Thank you!!!" -- Cassandra Bachrad

"What a privilege, what a blessing to be part of building the first retreat building on your beautiful property. May the love spread through all who come to experience  peace in creation at its best." -- George Kilmer

"It has been a beautiful experience learning about beautiful buildings that help save the Earth and meeting such wonderful people in such a beautiful setting. Thank you all." -- --Jim McKinney

"What a wonderful piece of Oklahoma! I have very much enjoyed the time I have been here and enjoyed the spirit of this place. I wish peace for all who come here. Thanks." --Scott Jordan

"Your kindness and the community that has formed here make me fall in love with Oklahoma all over again. I feel so thankful for the old, open wisdom that has been shared. So many wonderful lives. Love it!"  -- Steven Wooley

"Have you ever felt as if you could see the world in every direction? The labyrinth at Turtle Rock Farm is perched on top of a rolling hill, surrounded by wildflowers and prairie grasses and as you walk the sacred path, you can see beauty in every direction. Come and see."
-- Jeni Markham Clewell

"What an amazing experience! Thank you ladies for sharing your love and land with us all. The labyrinth retreat is a must for anyone seeking to dive deeper into themselves."
-- Shela and Kiran, Tulsa

"When you come to Turtle Rock, the world changes. There is an intentional connection to Earth, to the past, to the present, to the future. Turtle Rock is a place of incredible grace, a place of peace." -- Paul Calkin


"Awakened to a world washed clean from thundershowers. The birds are cheerful and greet us with morning song. A lovely retreat to enjoy the wonders of creation! My only sadness - it was much too brief. Eager to return." -- Shelley R.  


"Thank you so much for your hospitality and generosity. Our kids had such a blast feeding the animals and using the kayaks and canoe. The fresh eggs were delicious and your home was so cozy and comfortable. We enjoyed being out in nature and being together as a family. The kids LOVED it all!" -- Lisa, Madi and Christian

"A blizzard on the first day of spring. I should be worried about getting home, but I can't find it in myself. There's such peace here. Thank you for a quiet place to rest with God."
-- Sara Marie Bodenstein

"We came for a gardening workshop and found so much more. We treasured our time here due to the incredible scenery and lovely people. We felt welcomed and at home. These days helped us rekindle our love and commitment to Earth. Thank you for sharing your land, passion and talents." -- Wendy

"This retreat is a great idea. Women who are military can get together to bond, share their stories and life with others who have the same experience. It is a 'happy' place."
-- J

"Just knowing we, the women of the United States military are not alone is beautiful. Thank you to Turtle Rock." -- Max, US Army   

"I loved camping on the hill - beautiful views of the Oklahoma prairie. Beautiful place - thanks for sharing." -- M.C.

"Wow! What a peaceful, lovely place. Thank you for your hospitality. Looking forward to future visits and more peace..." -- Molly Helm

 
"'Unless you find belonging in your solitude, your external longing will remain needy and driven.' Thanks again for your hospitality in this Sacred Space. Gracias! Blessings! Namaste!" -- Mary Lou Bender

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"Retreat is neither whim nor luxury nor self-indulgence, but a rock-bottom staple of a healthy life. We need retreat as surely as we need oxygen or protein. While any given retreat may start out as a joyride - a few days away from spouse, kids or job; a chance to spread one's wings, loosen one's belt, kick up one's heels - it always winds up as a pilgrimage. We start to look for what really counts." -- Philip Zaleski, The Recollected Heart


How does one 'do' a Retreat?


A "retreat" at Turtle Rock Farm is a chance to get away into the quiet and beauty of the prairie. But not everyone is used to the quiet and find the idea a bit intimidating, even if they know they long for it.
A retreat can be a time when you sleep, listen to music, read, walk, visit, play musical instruments, do art, bask in silence, get a therapeutic massage, sit in a rocking chair on the porch, visit with a spiritual director, receive an energy kinesiology session, explore nature, walk the labyrinth, feed an alpaca, gather eggs, garden, kayak or swim in the pond, sit at a farm table...alone, with friends, family, or with the community gathered here at the farm.

It can be what you need and what you want it to be. We are happy to guide and assist, or give you solitude.

To reserve your individual, group, couple or family retreat:
email or phone pathoerth@gmail.com; 580.917.6011
or annmcferron@hotmail.com; 580.725.3411
 
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in support of

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The First Annual Green Connections Dinner on the Prairie - October 2009
 

Green Connections is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit corporation committed to helping people connect with Earth and learn to live more sustainably. We welcome the opportunity to bring their programming to Turtle Rock Farm.  

 

You may send tax deductible donations to Green Connections, 5900 CR 90, Red Rock, OK 74651. Or, go to our website - www.turtlerockfarmretreat.com - and click on Green Connections Partner, and use Paypal to send your donation. Or, click here: 

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alpaca with GC board members

Green Connection Board members meet the Alpaca

Meet our board members:

Green Connections: Kay Adair, Beverly Alexander (treasurer), Elizabeth Box Price, Dorothy Gray, Pat Hoerth, Ann McFerron, Mary Moloney, Claudia Scribner, Alan Ware (president.)  

Turtle Rock Farm Advisory Council: Barbara Hagan, Bruce Johnson, Tom Temple, Corey Williams 

We Support the Buy Fresh Buy Local Movement
Buying locally-grown food saves fossil fuel, supports our local growers and provides fresher and more nutritious food. What food you can't grow yourself, consider buying directly from a producer/farmer, a farmer's market or the Oklahoma Food Coop. To find out about becoming a member of the Oklahoma Food Coop, go to: www.oklahomafood.coop. Information about the work of the Oklahoma Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local (including food guides and reasons to buy local) is at: www.buyfreshbuylocalok.com

Turtle Rock Farm LLC:

A Center for Sustainability, Spirituality and Healing


Mission Statement

Connecting with the Natural World
 
We believe that Earth - part of the Creator's good creation - has intrinsic value.
We believe that human beings are interdependent with all of creation and that the Creator is calling humans to re-connect with creation, with Earth,
and participate more consciously in the web of life. We want to provide
opportunities for people to experience our connectedness with creation
in three distinct ways:

+ organizing and leading retreats that afford people the experience of our
connection and interdependence with the web of life: all of creation, each other and the Divine.

+ promote healing - of Earth, creation and humans, through connecting with
Earth which, we believe, can heal us - as well as through the various modalities of holistic health care including Energy Kinesiology.

Learning to Live Sustainably

+ living sustainably and teaching and supporting others in their efforts to live sustainably. By sustainability, we mean honoring, bringing, enabling life rather than harming and disposing of life; learning practical things to do to sustain life on Earth. Because we believe this is done in community, we hope to promote community life.




Morning Over the Prairie - 30 September 2009

Thanks Mom and Dad

Gifts

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onsider giving a retreat at Turtle Rock Farm as a gift for a friend or loved one. Perhaps a weekend getaway or one of our scheduled retreats or workshops. Email us at pathoerth@gmail.com or annmcferron@hotmail.com. Or call 580.725.3411 or 580.917.6011.
 


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5900 CR 90
Red Rock, OK 74651
580.725.3411
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