Your offerings of service and dana (financial support) make it possible to offer this space for all to come and practice. Here are some ways you can help:

Volunteer

With many retreats scheduled in 2020, help is needed to prepare the grounds and rooms, plus provide support during retreat and after. Please send an email to retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org with your name, phone number and availability.

Become A Heartwood Garden Steward

Are you looking for a way to get outside and tend a garden? We can help! Can we count on you to help a garden bloom all summer long? Contact Sister Clear Suchness.

Heartwood is happy to share that we have started a small, diversified, organic vegetable garden! Our Hope is to grow and sustain Heartwood providing fresh vegetables for its residents. You can support us by helping us to keep our garden looking colorful, strong and healthy! A loyal crew of volunteers could work alongside residents or come as you are able to care for and love Heartwood’s garden. After spring planting, volunteers will help harvest, water, weed and clean up the areas.

Volunteer for Land Stewardship

Do you enjoy the blooming flowers, the birds singing and the bees buzzing?
The beauty of Heartwood’s land would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers. We are now in need happy volunteers to tend and care for it.
Workdays are typically held rain or shine on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday’s and Saturday’s. Unless otherwise indicated, we meet at the property at 9 am and work until around 11am with a short break. Of course, volunteers are welcome to come and go as needed. Volunteers should bring water and a lunch, and be prepared to work in rugged, muddy, and/or thorny conditions. Long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and sunblock are necessary. We’ll have extra gloves and all the tools needed for the project. Hope to see you in the garden!

Wish list

Heartwood relies on the generosity and dana offered by the sangha and those visiting to practice and learn. The following would be graciously appreciated as donation items to the center:

  • Honey
  • Herbal teas
  • Nut butter (organic preferred)
  • Jams and jellies (organic)
  • Coffee (organic)
  • Raisins, seeds & nuts of all kinds
  • Gluten free snacks
  • Gluten free bread
  • Organic oats and cereals
  • Non-dairy milks plain and vanilla
  • Olive oil and coconut oil
  • Braggs Amino
  • Lentils and legumes (organic)
  • Toilet paper (septic safe) and paper towels
  • Liquid soaps, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies Earth Friendly
  • coconut milk
  • Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
  • mason jars
  • digital scale
  • electric hand mixer
  • oven pads
  • round cake pans

Thank you for your support and care for this precious place!