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The Big Pond, very full, in the fog      

 

"How can we express our love for the world?

 

No letters to your congressional representatives tonight. No second cup of shade-grown coffee. No Web search for rates of ice-cap melting or declining numbers of polar bears. Turn off the lights. Go outside. Shut the door behind you.

 

Maybe rain has fallen all evening and the moon, when it emerges between the clouds, glows on the flooded streets and silhouettes leafless maple trees lining the curb. Maybe the tide is low under the docks and warehouses, and the air is briny with kelp. Maybe cold air is sinking off the mountain, following the river wall into town, bringing smells of snow and damp pines. Starlings roost in a row on the rim of the supermarket, their wet backs blinking red and yellow as neon lights flash behind them. In the gutter, the same lights redden small pressure waves that build and break against crescents of fallen leaves.

 

Let the reliable rhythms of the moon and the tides reassure you. Let the smells return memories of other seas and times. Let the reflecting light magnify your perception. Let the rhythm of the rushing water flood your spirit. Walk and walk until your heart is full.

 

Then you will remember why you try so hard to protect this beloved world, and why you must.

 

- Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael F. Nelson  

Moral Ground. Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril 

 

 



 
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2012 Earth Day Celebration:


Glorious!



The weather was perfect (no wind!)

The teachers were inspired and inspiring.

The guests were cheerfully engaged.

We weaved wheat into stars, reeds into baskets.

We drummed to the beat of our hearts.

We made solar ovens, helped collect silken alpaca fleece and spin it.

We ate corn on the cob and the bison hot dogs we cooked over a fire.

We tapped our toes to swing music and danced to fiddle music.

We walked the labyrinth, toured the strawbale hermitage,

met all the animals and some of us spent the night in the tipi.

We prayed our gratitude and asked for wisdom.

Thank you, Earth.

 
Diane Ford teaching wheat weaving; Kayla with her wheat star


Children making solar ovens; Renee Hoover teaching young weavers
how to make Cherokee double-wall baskets


Dave Conrad leading the drum circle; a family from Lone Star School


Shearing the alpaca; William and Mr. Darcy in their summer cut


Janice Robinson spinning alpaca fleece
Elizabeth Box Price leading thanking-the-Earth liturgy


Enjoying cooking and eating supper


George, Sylvan and Dale playing swing music on the front porch
The Mud Dobbers fiddling away during the picnic



Contra Dancing in the Round Top Barn


More photos of the Earth Day Celebration are on our blog:
A Glorious Day to Live on Earth


 

 



 Thank you!  

  

The experience of the Earth Day Celebration was enhanced immensely by the presence of students, teachers and parents from the Lone Star school near Sapulpa. They were engaged in every event, eager to learn and participate. And they came with a worldview that the planet is an intriguing, wondrous place of which we humans are a part. We very much appreciate their presence and hope they will share their presence with us next year.

 

Thanks to the many who came and shared the day, to friends who helped in so many ways and to Green Connections board members who made the celebration possible. Coming together to learn more about and celebrate our planet home is a great joy.

  

  

Also in April...  

     




Final Lime-Plastering

 

at Hermitage

An amazing group of friends and new volunteers came one misty April morning to finish lime-plastering the south and west walls of the strawbale hermitage. Last year, weather conditions didn't permit us to finish the work. With so many hands mashing plaster into the wall, we finished it by suppertime. And broke out the champagne! And shared pizza. Thank you all!

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Participants in the quarterly Shepherds Retreat spent time in the natural world; shared morning and evening prayer, daily eucharist, silent times, small group discussion and time together at table. Always are we made aware of the necessity for and value of community.




The Lockett family came for the weekend to stay in the hermitage (parents) and tipi (kids.) They enjoyed walks on the prairie, cooking s'mores over the firepit, sleeping through an Oklahoma spring thunderstorm, and especially time with the animals. As fascinating and engaging as the alpaca were, young Jack made many trips to visit a litter of kittens. Always are we aware of the necessity for and value of young people learning to pay attention to and stand in awe of the natural world.

New Additions 



Six chicks, born from eggs laid by our hens, hatched in an incubator. Guinea eggs are now
in the incubator.

A pergola on the south side of the Farm House to provide shade and cooler temperatures in the house. Planted with honeysuckle and jasmine, it will also offer fragrances and food for butterflies and hummingbirds.

The prairie flowers were abloom. This is Blue Wild Indigo.

 


















Coming in May


This weekend we welcome military women for the Green Connections Day Apart in Nature (and a drum circle) for women who are or have served in the military. This will be the third annual retreat and we look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Steve Upson of the Noble Foundation will lead a workshop here on how to build a high tunnel greenhouse May 15. With global warming, summer here is too hot for vegetable plants, and with warmer winters, many gardeners are putting up shaded structures for the hot weather and covering them with plastic to grow vegetables all winter. The workshop will include hands-on experience as we erect a high tunnel here at Turtle Rock Farm. To let us know you're coming to this free workshop, give Ann a call at 580.725.3411.

Our Prairie Retreat for Women is an overnight retreat May 18 and 19. We spend time under the vast night and morning sky, learn about how the prairie came to be, get to know the prairie ecosystem, consider those who've gone before us as Renee Hoover leads us in weaving Cherokee double-wall baskets. 

And, we're preparing for the first wedding ever to be held at Turtle Rock Farm, on the hill next to the labyrinth, overlooking the pond. We're excited to welcome the friends and family of Erin Nordquist and our long-time friend Jay Miller to this happy day.

We are so grateful for the weather this spring. Last year there were no spring rains and the summer was devastating. We have had good rains this spring. Yes, high winds too (felling the tipi again, just this week.) The prairie is lush and green. The garden is planted, the bees are in good shape. We are hopeful for a green summer, a fruitful garden, the chance to spend time with you all in the natural world and share in community the ways we can together learn to live sustainably.

 
 

In wonder, beauty and peace,

Ann and Pat 



Thank You Volunteers!






Thank you Doug and Nelda Sander
for your many days helping out

And all who helped the
Earth Day Celebration run so smoothly.

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 COMING SOON
 
 

   

May 5
Military Women Day Apart

May 15
High Tunnel Construction Workshop

May 18-19
Women on the Prairie Retreat

June 1-2
Primitive Skills for Beginners

June 9
Earth Dinner: Cooking to Save the Planet (And Ourselves)

June 21
Animals and Sustainability Retreat

June 23
Meditation and Labyrinth Retreat

 
 
 
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Green Connections'   
Fourth Annual Prairie Dinner  
and Concert  
 
Saturday, September 22  

Local Foods dinner
by Kamala Gamble

Concert by Ann Zimmerman

Make your reservations here.

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Our entire 2012 calendar  
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Turtle Rock Farm Retreat Center is Eco-Certified Platinum

 

 


Upcoming

Retreats and Workshops
 

   
 

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

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!  

  

Call today: 580.917.6011 

  


Monthly Sustainability Book Discussion

 

10 a.m. May 8   

 

(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. We will discuss the first two chapters of Sharon Astyk's book, Depletion and Abundance. Or One Woman's Solutions to Finding Abundance for Your Family While Coming to Terms with Peak Oil, Climate Change and Hard Times.  

 

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

 

 

 

High Tunnel Construction Workshop

   

May 15

  

  

Steve Upson of the Noble Foundation will lead this workshop on the benefits of high tunnels for growing fruits and vegetables. As our weather is warming we need new ways to grow the food we eat and sell to others. High Tunnels, which are unheated greenhouses, can be covered with shade cloth during the summer and plastic in the winter providing for year-round gardening.   

 

Steve will show us how to put together a high tunnel and talk about the benefits and challenges of high tunnels. It is free. Lunch will be provided.  

 

To register, e-mail annmcferron@hotmail.com  

  

  

  

May 18 & 19 - Women on the Prairie Retreat 

  

  

   

  

Oklahoma is part of the Great Plains. This retreat will take us back to the prairie's origins, where we can learn about its history (from its ancient beginnings as an ocean, as hunting ground for Native Americans, as home for pioneer families and modern farming and ranching) and its ecosystem. We will spend time in the prairie and along the creek, noticing the grasses, birds and wildlife - the prairie community.

  

Renee Hoover, an award-winning basket weaver, will lead us in making Cherokee double-wall baskets as well as share with us the ways of native people. 

  

And we will come away, having experienced more intimately the prairie ecosystem of which we are a part, with the wisdom that only the prairie can offer and a deeper understanding of how to live in harmony with God's good creation. 


This is an overnight retreat, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday. You are welcome to camp or lodge in one of the indoor facilities.

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


 

Primitive Skills for Beginners

 

June 1-2

 

 

 

The beginnings of humanity date back thousands of years, and it was the ability to learn and pass down basic survival skills that caused  a blossoming of life, education, and culture. Our society today is one far removed from the earth-based, primitive skills on which our ancestors relied, but even so, they are as much a part of us as the lungs by which we breathe. Through the ancient teachings passed from generation to generation across nearly all continents, we truly came to understand what it is to live with the Earth...before we learned to live in opposition to it. 

  
Reawaken the simple, natural side of yourself in our Primitive Skills for Beginners class, taught by Steven Wooly. In this class, participants will learn about fire-by-friction, water gathering and purification, shelter building, stalking, trapping, and basic cooking techniques, among others. Skills will be taught through both lecture and hands-on activities, with a focus on the often-spiritual side of primitive survival. By the end of the class, it is our hope that all participants are not only better able to survive in extreme conditions, but also more tuned in to the natural world and the roots of humanity itself. All are welcome, and no physical aptitude is necessary.  

 Note: There will be basic whittling and knife work used throughout the class. Participants will need to bring a sharp, sturdy knife or let us know that they need one so we can bring extras. Again, no prior experience is necessary.

 

This is an overnight retreat, beginning Friday evening at 6 pm. You are welcome (and encouraged) to bring a tent and camp out on the prairie.

 

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

 

 

Earth Dinner: Cooking to Save the Planet


(and ourselves) - June 9  

  

Decisions we make about food not only impact our health, but also the health of the planet. On this retreat participants will learn how food impacts global warming, why it matters what we eat and what we can do about it: where to get food, what kind of food to get and how to cook it.  We'll learn about cooking local fresh food using metods that are simple and that create flavorful meals. Half the day will be spent in the kitchen. The retreat ends with a supper we prepare together, and a reminder of the joy of eating together. 

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



   
  



  
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.


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Thanks Mom and Dad

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