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  • Dr. James Fonner

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center in Blacklick, Ohio

Fifteen miles east of Columbus, you will find a small suburb called Blacklick, Ohio. Originally named for its founder William A. Smith in 1852, it was named Smithville at that time. But then the residents found out there was already a Smithville, so they named it for the nearby creek called Blacklick. Visit this link for more information.

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

This farm is a 160-acre nature preserve established by the Dominion Sisters of Peace. Their mission is a huge undertaking. First, they seek to teach people about the environment. Secondly, they want to offer a place for people of all backgrounds to sit and experience quiet reflection about creation. Thirdly, they strive to renew the land while at the same time providing naturally grown produce.

Most of all, however, the sisters want to inspire their visitors to become shepherds of creation themselves. They hope visitors will go back home and take care of the land there. Read more about Lewis Center, Ohio, has Great Caverns here.

The Barn at Shepherd’s Corner

A big attraction at Shepherd’s Corner is The Barn. Built-in 1903, it was originally used on another working farm. It was donated to Shepherd’s Corner in 2005. It was dismantled and moved to Blacklick and turned into a living display of sound ecological practices.

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