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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my group or program?

We welcome inquiries from those doing mission-aligned work in service to people, communities, and ecosystems. View available dates.

Do you host one-day or partial-day programs?

Yes. For short programs, without overnight accomodations, we recommend Storyhouse. This space is ideal for groups of about 20. Inquire for availability.

Do you host weddings or family reunions?

Sorry, no. Due to our full calendar of mission-aligned work, we can no longer accept reservations for private events of this nature.

Can I book a cabin for a personal retreat?

Sorry, no. Again, due to our very full calendar, we can no longer accept reservations for personal retreats. Check out Earth Sanctuary in Freeland, or join us during our annual Volunteer Week in July for a no-cost, fun experience on the land.

Can your chef accommodate my diet?

Yes, Chef Christyn Johnson is well versed in accommodating special dietary requests. Many meals are vegan, gluten-free, or low sugar. Meals can be adapted to meet your needs.

Are dogs allowed on your trails?

No, sorry! Although we love dogs, companion animals are prohibited in our trail system, buildings, parking lots, and grounds for the safety of wildlife and guests. Service animals are welcome.

Where do the flowers and produce go?

Our Westgarden and Appletree Garden produce go to our chef, community food bank, volunteers, and staff. Please ask a staff member before picking any flowers or produce.

Can I expect internet access and cell reception?

We provide Wifi in all of our facilities and accommodations. Passwords are available in your room or in the information racks near Thomas Berry Hall. Cell reception is spotty on Whidbey, so don’t count on it! Phones for local calling are provided in Granny’s and the Farmhouse.

What should I bring?

If you’re lodging overnight with us, you can expect fresh towels, linens, and basic toiletries. We recommend bringing your own personal items, flashlight, warm coat, and sturdy walking shoes. See our Welcome Packet for more information.

Do you still have a question? Shoot us an email and we’ll get right back to you.