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.
On Tuesday, July 28, the Bellwether Book Club hosted its first Zoom conversation after reading Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith.
Twenty-seven book lovers gathered virtually for an engaging discussion with the book’s author, Fred Bahnson. Readers reflected on a range of topics arising from the numerous stories that comprise Professor Bahnson’s memoir, and learned about his writing process as well as his own spiritual growth along the way.
All participants delighted in the companionship of both reading Soil and Sacrament together and sharing our gleanings and gratitudes with one another and the author.
Bellwether Farm also launched an Intergenerational Book Club to bring all ages together over great literature.
The first book was All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, a delightful classic about a first-time veterinarian in rural Yorkshire. These stories are excellent to read on your own, with your family, or listen to on audiobook.
The book club held a discussion on August 12 which included a conversation with the veterinarian who treats our Bellwether animals!
We are looking forward to the next books!
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.