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Merry Lea Holiday Sale

Merry Lea’s collection of nature-themed books and gifts is coming to Goshen College just in time for the holidays! Shop our field guides, storybooks, journals, children’s activity books, finger puppets, and puzzles. We have books for adults, too, including titles on gardening and landscaping, birding, and creation care. New this year, you can order organic meat for your holiday meal from Merry Lea’s Sustainable Farm. Options include pork roast, ham, sausage, tenderloin, and chops.

Call 260-799-5869 with any questions.

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Enchanted Forest

Skip the spooky Halloween stuff and join us for an evening of family-friendly fun! Follow a guide by lantern light on our trails to find and interact with native Indiana animals. You and your family will also be able to listen to live music, drink hot chocolate, and snack on refreshments. Cost is 3.50 per person.

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Enchanted Forest

Skip the spooky Halloween stuff and join us for an evening of family-friendly fun! Follow a guide by lantern light on our trails to find and interact with native Indiana animals. You and your family will also be able to listen to live music, drink hot chocolate, and snack on refreshments. Cost is $3.50 per person.

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Millrace Exhibit Opening

A permanent exhibit entitled Millrace: Past and Present opens during Goshen’s October First Friday. Students from Merry Lea’s Sustainability Leadership Semester worked with the Goshen Historical Society to create the exhibit. The display leads visitors through the story of the Millrace that runs through the town of Goshen, Ind., from its construction in the 1860s to its redevelopment today.

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Waters of Eden, Waters of Elkhart

This adventure in spiritual geography brings together biblical study of the headwaters found in Eden in Genesis 2 and experiential study of the headwaters of the Elkhart River found at Merry Lea.

• Reflect on how your spirituality is nourished by rivers.

• Learn about the role of headwaters in our local streams.

• Discover ways to keep our rivers vibrant and healthy.

Come prepared to spend about an hour outdoors. The event is co-sponsored by Mennonite Creation Care Network. Registration is $20 or $5 for students.

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Farm Potluck and Hymn Sing

The farm staff warmly welcome you to come to a potluck in Oshtemo Cottage followed by a hymn sing in the barn loft. Invite your friends and neighbors. Kids are welcome. Please bring your own table service. We will provide beverages and a place to warm dishes if needed.

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Merry Lea Holiday Sale

Merry Lea’s collection of nature-themed books and gifts is coming to Goshen College just in time for the holidays! Shop our field guides, storybooks, journals, children’s activity books, finger puppets, and puzzles. We have books for adults, too, including titles on gardening and landscaping, birding, and creation care. New this year, you can order organic meat for your holiday meal from Merry Lea’s Sustainable Farm. Options include pork roast, ham, sausage, tenderloin, and chops.

Call 260-799-5869 with any questions.

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Sustainability Summit 2017

Merry Lea will host the fourth annual Sustainability Summit for college students from throughout the region February 17th-19th, 2017. This event will feature a variety of workshops, activities, and a keynote speaker.

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Valentine Dinner

Interested in a unique Valentine’s weekend experience? On Saturday, February 11th enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and a hike that highlights the beauty of a moonlit winter landscape. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the night hike. Tables seat eight. Cost – $15 per person/$10 per student. Please register by Tuesday, February 7th.

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Merry Lea Conservation Leadership School

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is offering a week-long conservation “school” June 12-16, 2017 for upcoming high school juniors and seniors interested in the conservation of natural resources in northern Indiana. The week will feature a variety of workshops, activities, and learning experiences. Cost is $25.00 per student that covers lodging and meals (scholarships available). Application and teacher letter of recommendation required by May 1st.

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  • Providing a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals
  • Providing environmental education for people of all ages
  • Providing a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or excessively disturbing its ecosystems
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