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Retreat Reflections
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Retreat Reflections

Joanne Castner attended an Overnight Directed Retreat this spring at Cranaleith. “It was a time of peacefulness, healing and insight for me,” she said. While here, she wrote a poem and spent time roaming the grounds and capturing these accompanying images.

Composting 101
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Composting 101

Remember the adage "everything in moderation" when putting together a compost pile. Composting is fundamental to gardening. It helps to amend the soil putting nutrients and minerals back in as well as helping with water retention. At Cranaleith, we have many different methods of composting

Eco-Spirituality at Cranaleith
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Eco-Spirituality at Cranaleith

When driving onto Cranaleith’s property, you will notice the expansive lawn and stately historic Victorian house. You may also find Leslie Porreca in the garden or tending her beehives. Leslie is a Sister of Mercy and licensed therapist. She also leads Cranaleith’s Eco-Spirituality program. Leslie’s work includes sustainability and permaculture activities such as recycling, composting, water...

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