photo of hand holding plantHomesteading/Caring for Creation Workshops

Creation is a precious gift and we are asked to be gentle and wise stewards of what has been entrusted to us. Learning to love and care for the Earth is a spiritual practice that we teach and encourage here at the Journey Center. We offer workshops and support for those who are interested in various aspects of homesteading (urban or rural). Whether we choose to grow our own food, keep chickens or a beehive, recycle our water, or make our own household products…we are creatively participating in Creation.  As we care for our own health and the well-being of our communities in this way, we experience the presence and blessing of the Creator, who has given us so many natural gifts to enjoy.

Workshops are for all levels of experience. Locations and costs are listed. Registration is required. Register on our website or by calling the Journey Center at 578-2121.


Quilting as a Spiritual Practice (a 2-session creative experience in community)

Cancelled!Two Saturdays, February 2 and February 9; 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Calling all creative people, which means....calling everybody,with love! One of the best-kept secrets of life is that we are all artists; it's just that sometimes, we are the last to know. Please join us as we create a beautiful quilt for the Living Room, a day time drop-in center for homeless women and children in Santa Rosa. We will make a quilt to support and encourage the women, and also those who come alongside them every day, with softness and glorious colors. Come join into the long, ancient history and tradition, so often lost in our busy modern world, of tribes making beautiful, usable art together. The joy of this process is unique. More>

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How to Extract Honey from a Hive (with beekeeper, Emery Dann)

Sunday, October 7, 2012; 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Honey bees do not fill jars with honey, just as cows do not fill gallon containers with milk. If you would like to see and participate in extracting honey and learning about the fascinating world of honey bees to your comfort level, please join us for this fascinating workshop. More>

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Honey Extraction Workshop: A practical, hands-on experience!

Sunday, September 22, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
The honeycomb found in King Tut's tomb in 1922 was still perfectly good after 3,000 years! This honey did not help King Tut because he did not eat the honey that was buried with him! You don't have to wait 3,000 years before you benefit from this unique workshop! Join Emery Dann in uncapping and extracting honey from the comb. You will participate with others in learning how to extract honey and bottle your very own jar of honey that is yours to keep. More>

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