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Help Build a New Teaching Lodge Pole Barn
$880 raised
18% of $5k goal
9 contributors
4 Years running
Last year in February there was a big fire and the teaching lodge burned along with everything in it. It is a lesson to be attached to nothing.

We let everything set for a year to get clarity and direction. And now it is time to rebuild!

So we are ...
Last year in February there was a big fire and the teaching lodge burned along with everything in it. It is a lesson to be attached to nothing.

We let everything set for a year to get clarity and direction. And now it is time to rebuild!

So we are putting out a call for help to replace the burnt teaching lodge in a new way. If you would like to contribute, you can give money for the project here on this site, mail Ray a check, or come to some of our work-parties coming up. Our goal is to have the place completed by the fall. We are now sawing lumber, the plans are drawn, and on July 6 we will pour the foundation. The building will be a pole barn with 30'x32' dimensions and one of the bays will be 14'x30' for all of the programs to be held in. It will be oriented to catch sunlight for heat and incorporate a greenhouse in the class room. We also plan to create a community cooking area which will include a clay or cob bread oven. Out back there will be a composting toilet. We are really excited!

Here we will be offering many programs such as herbal plant medicine, heart teachings, paddle making, snowshoes, moccasins, moose sleds. There will be a healing arts aspect, working with people doing meditation, chanting, kinesiology muscle testing and energy balancing. Molly Gawler will join us and she will offer sessions and lessons in Thai Massage and Chi Gong. The Gawler Family will also be joining us to share music.
Jen Ries, who apprenticed with Ray for quite a few years is taking over the Guide Service, which is now called Tumblehome Guide Service. She is taking over the canoe and winter trips.

For the full schedule of programs and classes offered, please visit our website www.oldturtle.org

If you are interested in joining our work-parties for the new Teaching Lodge Pole Barn, you can show up on these dates:

July 6
July 19
August 23
September 6
September 29
October 5

We are at:
159 Eathways Rd, Canaan ME 04924
207-426-8138


"In return the Power of Creation is flowing through me and I offer you back Light, Love and Peace. With all My Heart and Soul." ~ Ray Reitze
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