Over the weekend, I was happy to join a great group of Iowa bloggers on a lovely snowy day to network and tour the Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Not only was it fabulous connecting with a group of bloggers I greatly admire, but I was delighted to tour the Prairiewods facility and take away great calls to action for our own efforts to live sustainably on our little homestead in Eastern Iowa.
Prairiewoods FSC is a 70 acre facility (30 acres of prairie and 40 acres of woodland) that integrates ecology and spirituality based on the book The Universe Story by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry. It’s a place of peace and transformation with retreats and programs to help people find healing for their bodies, minds, and spirits by focusing on three core teachings: ecology, spirituality, and holistic health. I am intrigued by their ideas and took a look at their event schedule! There are some great course listings that I might sign up for one of these days. I’m delighted to see all of the ways they lessen their impact on the earth, and although we already do some of the same things, I took away a few ideas to integrate into our homestead, too!