Plowshares Farm Center
We offer groups of all ages, from preschoolers to adults, opportunities to reconnect with basic elements of life as experienced here on the farm. From simple educational programs for school children, to more involved immersions in farm living, and reflective retreats, we offer opportunities for you to:
- Engage your body, your mind, and your spirit. We offer you and your group a whole-person experience, providing opportunities for you to share in simple labor, to engage in active learning, and to experience moments of silence and reflection.
- Explore themes of kinship, reverence, and covenant. Woven through your experience at Plowshares will be opportunities to consider the deep sense of communion that defines our existence, the sacredness of such connections, and the responsibility we share as human beings for the continuing cultivation of these relationships in our everyday lives.
- Encounter the sacred mystery. You will be encouraged, in your own personal way, to open your heart to deeper meaning. Through time for silent contemplation or group reflection and discussion, you will have the opportunity to more fully develop a sense of reverence in the face of life and death realities on the farm and in nature.
Friends of Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality gathered for The Harvest Celebration this year by Zoom. If you weren’t able to attend the celebration, you can view the full recording here.
As Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality celebrates the twenty year anniversary, we share this short reflection of why we came to the farm and how life has evolved since then.
The front and back walls of the barn were rebuilt and some simple upgrades inside were made. The upgraded facilities will offer a beautiful new gathering space for groups who will come to see us in the future.
Miracles happen every day on Plowshares Farm. Mabel gave birth to a calf a few weeks ago and we recorded the birth process and the calf’s first steps. Join us in witnessing this sacred moment.
Introducing Farmer Bob’s best buddy, Jack, our Farm dog. If you’ve been to Plowshares, you’ve likely been greeted by Jack. If you haven’t been here yet, here’s your chance to meet him.
Our gardens are doing great and we’re beginning to enjoy fresh vegetables. In this video, we focus on one of our favorite things to grow – green beans.
Reflections from the Farm
Snow, like a prayer,
sifting down in the darkness,
now blankets the land
with the shimmer of light,
The threat of winter’s icy breath
drove us to working, furiously.
Splitting, stacking good dry oak
to stoke the stove, should the lights go out.
If you know the path you walk is heading into inky woods,
ask a brave and loyal friend to walk along.
A Special Thanks to Our Donors
Plowshares’ work is funded by program fees, grants, and private donations. Tax-deductible donations can be made through PayPal, or you can write a check to Plowshares Farm Center and mail it to:
Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality
12704 Campbellsville Road
Buffalo, KY 42716
Volunteer with Us
Volunteering on the farm is a great way to meet new people, enjoy some fulfilling outdoor physical activity, learn new skills, and contribute to our efforts. Contact us today, and we’ll get you started.