Woodland Labyrinth at Meetinghouse Farm Needs Your Help! ~~
Meetinghouse Farm is planning the design and installation of a community labyrinth open to all in a quiet wooded grove on the West Barnstable Farm property.
What's a labyrinth, you might ask? It is a design of concentric circles dating back thousands of years and found in many cultures, and styles. The labyrinth is spiritual in nature, providing a setting for individuals and groups to walk for meditation and self-reflection. The design mimics patterns found in nature, and embraces the walker with a sense of harmony and balance. Our labyrinth, like others, will be used as a vehicle for personal inward journeys.
There is no right way to walk a labyrinth other than to follow the circuit! Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is unicursal in form, leading one naturally around the circuits; with no puzzle to be solved. This allows the walker to free the mind, experience the moment and stay open to wisdom. Can you imagine yourself, friends and family using such a resource? If so, we need your help to make it a reality.
While the installation of the labyrinth has been a long-term goal of the Farm to share with the community, the epic pandemic has reinforced our commitment to the project. The value of the Farm as a beautiful respite from daily stresses has been articulated by Farm gardeners and visitors. We are certain that the creation of a Woodland Labyrinth will strengthen the Farm's purpose and provide a welcome spiritual destination for Cape Codders and visitors alike.
Where we are today:
The base foundation of the Woodland Labyrinth has been completed. Seed funding has come from the Farm itself, generous memorial donations, and a donation from One Hundred Women Who Care of Cape Cod. We have yet to raise a minimum of $20,000 to complete the installation of the hardscape surface of the labyrinth and landscaping .
Help make the dream come true!
A gift like this labyrinth is needed more than ever; but it will not be possible without your help. Our goal is to complete the project in the Spring of 2022, and build it to endure for years to come. Please join in the effort to complete this project! Every donation large or small, will make a difference. With an all-volunteer board and no paid staff, 100% of your gift to the Woodland Labyrinth will go toward the construction and completion of the project. (*When making your donation, take care to note that leaving a tip for GoFundMe is strictly optional!*)
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT THE FARM AND ALL THOSE YET TO BENEFIT FROM THIS NEW, ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY RESOURCE!!
- Rob Meyer
- Joanne Joyce
- Judy Flynn
- Elliot Chase
- Meg & Pat Loughran