EARTH PEACE CULTURE SPIRIT
Tara's Meadow is a 30-acre retreat and educational center on Beaver Island, Michigan. For over twenty years, we have hosted educational workshops, classes, and events that foster a healthy sense of self, community, and place, and that further environmental and cultural awareness, wisdom and eco-literacy.
Youth Mentorship & Environmental Stewardship (YMES)
Through our innovative YMES program, Tara's Meadow provides young people with unique and meaningful mentorship connections in order to improve mental health and overall resilience in the face of climate change.
Sustainability on Beaver Island
Tara's Meadow is a foundational partner in the Beaver Island Sustainability Initiative (BISI), an island-wide project aiming to increase self-sufficiency by implementing clean energy projects, building food sovereignty, growing cultural awareness, and promoting environmental stewardship. And each year, the Beaver Island Sustainability Fair (BISF) brings accomplished presenters from the mainland to engage with island residents and local experts.
Educational Offerings to Build Community & Resilience
Sharing life teachings of earth, culture, and spirit is at the very heart of what we do. By partnernig with skilled facilitators, we provide nature-based experiential education for individuals, couples, schools and colleges, and small groups—offering opportunities to study island history, biology and ecosystems, sustainability, life coaching, spiritual mentoring, and wisdom from cultures around the world.
We host a variety of programs and special events throughout the year that are open to the public, both on Beaver Island and on the mainland. Some examples include women’s and men’s retreats, meditation classes, story-telling, Island adventures, and seasonal celebrations. Check out our calendar for a list of upcoming classes and opportunities - we have something for everyone!
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WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
Words alone are insufficient to describe how wonderful this space is and how awesome Seamus is as a host. Much love and an entire island community contributed to the creation of the Lodge at Tara's Meadow...Time slows down here...The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful the Lodge and Meadow really are - you just have to experience it.
Jen, Petoskey resident