Who We Are
Bellwether Farm Camp, Retreat, and Education Center offers a model of sustainable living that promotes physical and spiritual wellness, fidelity to the environment, and social justice.
Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.
Facilities & Grounds
Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.
Find ways to get involved with Bellwether Farm including volunteer opportunities and ways to give.
We spend much of the first half of our lives creating our identities, learning our place in the world and, hopefully, the part God asks us to take in it. But what of the second half? What happens when that inner spiritual life is interrupted or given up? What happens when there is a crisis of faith? How do we grow into a deeper understanding and greater awareness of “heaven on earth” in the second half of our lives? In short, how do we “fall upward”?
Join the Rev. Brad Purdom for this one-day retreat at Bellwether Farm using Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward; A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life as a jumping off point. There’s no requirement to read the book ahead of time and all materials will be provided.
“The message of Falling Upward is straightforward and bracing: the spiritual life is not static. You will come to a crisis in your life, and after the crisis, if you are open to it, you will enter a space of spiritual refreshment, peace, and compassion that you could not have imagined before.”
- Christian Century review, August 16, 2011
Link to a short YouTube video of Richard Rohr speaking about Falling Upward
Friday, May 12, 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
Volunteer around Bellwether Farm. Opportunities are posted as they become available.