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Farm to Forest Retreat in September

Itinerary and Information

This Season of Creation, spend time with us at the

Farm to Forest Retreat

The 2024 Farm to Forest Retreat will be September 3-5.

Procter Center

Two nights at Procter and two days filled with workshops and lessons around Creation Care, land stewardship, and nature.

This event falls during the Season of Creation, which goes from September 1st to October 4th. This is a wonderful time to plan an outdoor prayer, facilitate environmental discussions, go on a nature walk, or do all of the above at our Farm to Forest Retreat! Reserve your spot today! Learn more about the Season of Creation at EpiscopalChurch.org.


2023 Itinerary 


  • 5:00pm, Check-in
  • 5:15pm, Dinner
  • 6:00pm, Procter Welcome & Keynote Speakers
  • 8:00pm, Evening Campfire and Opening Ceremony


  • 8:00am, Breakfast
  • 8:30am, Session 1 – Eco-Justice, and Environmental Hospitality, Jerry Cappel, Director of Center for Deep Green Faith
  • 10:05am, Session 2 – Option 1, Woodland Walk, Ryan Wesolowski, Procter Farm Manager, and Dcn. Brice Patterson of Wild Church
    Option 2, Start with a Garden, Danielle Vogel, Procter Center Director of Farm Development & Creation Care Advocacy
  • 11:05am, Session 3 – Composting Part 1 with Nathan Rutz, Director of Soil for Rust Belt Riders

12:00pm, Lunch

  • 1:00pm, Session 3 (continued) – Composting Part 2 with Nathan Rutz, Director of Soil for Rust Belt Riders
  • 2:00pm, Free time
  • 3:00pm, Session 4 – Churches, and the Food System: how are we connected, Chet Bowling, Farm Manager at Black River Organics
  • 4:00pm, Session 5 – Soap Making, Jill Crane of Clean by Crane

5:30pm, Dinner

6:15pm, Evening prayer, the Rev. Joe Kovitch & Dcn. Brice Patterson


  • 9:00am, Eucharist (Eco-rist) and Closing Ceremony
  • 10:30am, Brunch and departure

Lodging Options for the Weekend:

1. Cabin, at special event rate!
2. Tent camping with shower access in Blanchard Commons
3. Holiday Inn or FairBridge Inn, London, OH

Get to Know the Speakers

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