Hinton Rural Life Center welcomes author, speaker, ordained minister, and passionate gardener Terry Hershey to lead a weekend conference and retreat for those who experience — or want to experience — gardens as restorative, inspiring, and life-giving. According to Hershey, “The garden is a place we can learn about life, faith, and prayer. The conference is a time to celebrate gardens, gardeners, and the role of gardens and gardening in our spiritual journey.” Gardens are sacred places that can offer, for both gardener and visitor, healing for mind, body, and soul.
Participants will enjoy workshops (indoors and outdoors), exploring and installing “sanctuary” gardens, and having personal time for walks, prayer, rocking chairs, and reflection.
Conference registration fee is $130 and includes speaker/program, supplies, and meals. You can register for individuals and groups. Registration open through October 25 or until spots are filled.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required with registration.
For accommodations, Hinton offers a variety of lodging options for individuals and groups. For information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-389-8336.