G4G Columbus + Shepherd’s Corner | April 22, 2023
G4G Columbus + Shepherd's Corner
April 22, 2023
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Volunteer With G4G On Earth Day 2023
As part of an Earth Day celebration, we will be creating a wetland on Shepherd’s Corner. Shepherd’s Corner, founded in 1992, is an ecological ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This 160-acre natural oasis serves as a center for ecology, spirituality, and education. The property’s diverse range of habitats offers a haven for wildlife and native flora, plus a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment. The strategic plan for Shepherd’s Corner focuses on three areas: environmental education, reflection on care of creation, and providing healthy, naturally grown produce.
The creation of this wetland on Shepherd’s Corner will turn the fields into a thriving, wonderfully productive, and biologically diverse ecosystem. An ecosystem that has amazing abilities to filter water, sequester carbon, refill groundwater stores, and provide a refuge for countless species throughout their life cycles.
Date: Saturday, April 22
Location: 987 N Waggoner Rd, Blacklick, OH 43004 (Parking available onsite.)
Remember to wear clothes suitable for working in the wetland.
What To Bring: Gloves, trowel, mud boots, a reusable water bottle. We ask that you join us in caring for others by bringing a shelf stable food donation. (Such as: beanut butter, jam/jelly, canned meats (chicken, tuna), pasta, etc.)
Project Lead: James
Age Requirements: 18+
About our partner: In 1990, the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs (Columbus, Ohio) challenged themselves to a life-style that honors the graced reality of creation, acknowledges our oneness with creation, and holds us accountable in the use of our resources. They did so by creating Shepherd’s Corner. Shepherd’s Corner 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.