Heartland Farm, an 80-acre homestead, is a ministerial project of the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, Kansas. It started in 1987 with three Dominican Sisters and one married couple and their three children.
Heartland Farm is a place for experimental experiential learning of small-scale sustainable organic agriculture, holistic health, alternative energy, and the integration of body, mind and spirit. It is also home for an intentional ecumenical Christian community of adults and families who believe in and work for an interdependent healing of the earth and care of persons. Members of the community are committed to exploring and living the principles of simple living, community, nonviolence, justice and peace, and the nurturing of all God’s creation.
Heartland Farm offers opportunities for others to expand their knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in eco-justice through education, retreat work, and a volunteer program. Guests, folks who want to make a retreat, and volunteers have always been welcome here.
Services and Accommodations
We have two straw bale buildings on the farm, one of which is a hermitage and the other an art studio with a pottery, and the spinning room. We also have a large organic garden. We have a four bedroom guesthouse. Come to visit us sometime!
No one is excluded from sharing the experience of Heartland Farm because of financial limitations. Bartering of contributed services, as well as extended time payment may be pre-arranged. Gift certificates are also available.
Suggested offerings for services per person:
Accommodation per person per night . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15
Three meals per day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10
Therapeutic massage per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
There is ample space for hiking, strolling, picnicking, making a retreat, meditating, or walking the labyrinth. Spiritual companioning, experimental art, and educational tours are also available, as well as the purchase of organic produce in season. Visitors are also welcome to browse through the gift shop.
Whether out for exercise or in need of time to meditate, the labyrinth at Heartland Farm is a fun place to go. It takes about an hour to walk all the paths cut into the grasses in one of the back fields at Heartland Farm. Not a maze that one might get lost in, the labyrinth flows from start to center and out again. Just stay on the path and it will lead you through.
RR 1, Box 37, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567
620-923-4585 or 620-786-0865