A pair of cupped hands holds rich soil.
  • Farmhouse Couple Room – $535.00
  • Farmhouse Private Room – $475.00
  • Farmhouse Shared Room – $375.00

Date & Time Details: Check in is on Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Program will begin with dinner on Friday at 6:00 pm and end after lunch on Sunday, approximately 1:00 pm.

Location: The Farmhouse

Address: 2281 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013, USA

Contact: Logan Rimel

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Re-Connecting Soil and Soul: Exploring Your Inner Self and the Outer World. A Circle of Trust® Retreat

With Dianne Baker and Megan LeBoutillier

May 9 - 11, 2025

We are between stories now. We are evolving from the world dominated by technology and entering the age of biology when there will be a resurgence of interest in learning how to work with the forces of nature rather than against them. It will be a time for following what feels most natural, organic and heartfelt. And it is a time for understanding that we do not enter the world; we grow out of it. The seeds of our own unfolding future lie deep within ourselves.
—Michael Jones, The Soul of Place

“Re-Connecting Soil and Soul” brings participants once again to the sacred land that is Kirkridge.

We will hold the question: “how does one participate intimately in a given landscape?”

Using the principles and practice of Circle of Trust®, (couragerenewal.org) we will explore the connections between our inner rhythms and movements for earth care or social justice that call us to action. Participants will have time for quiet self-reflection, sharing in community, and time upon the land.

There will be the opportunity for Clearness Committee. A space will be created that invites slowing down and quieting the inner and outer worlds. Behind the Clearness Committee is a simple but crucial conviction that each of us has an inner teacher that offers the guidance and power we need to face our problems. The function of the Clearness Committee is not to give advice or “fix” people from the outside in, but to help people remove the interference so that they can discover their own wisdom from the inside out.


Dianne Baker
Dianne Baker lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, unceded territory of the  Shíshálh people, where she has a practice as a counselling therapist.  Dianne has a strong commitment to social justice and human rights work, and deep hopes for building compassionate community. She gathers people in song circles, to share joy, grief, and playfulness, and is also connected to a small and loving church community.   Dianne has been a Courage and Renewal facilitator since 2012.
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Megan LeBoutillier
Megan LeBoutillier, Ph.D., is an artist and a writer. She has been a Courage and Renewal facilitator since 1998.  For half the year she walks the wintery woods of Virginia trying to pay close attention to Nature.  For the second half of the year she lives within a community of Homesteaders and organic gardeners in Maine where she digs in the muck and coaxes vegetables and flowers to emerge.
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