Wonder and Wander at Tir na nOg Farm

A Series of Day-Long Retreats for Restoration, Contemplation, and Celebration 

Remaining sessions in this series: Friday, October 27, 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
Tir na nOg Farm 
44 Leighton Rd, Pownal, ME 04069

$45 per person per session — lunch included
Each session will be capped at 25 participants. 
A limited number of half scholarships are available. Please contact nicole@thebtscenter.org to inquire.

Campsites and a small number of beds are available for those wishing to stay on the farm before or after the event.  Check the farm's listing on Hipcamp.com and click "contact host."  Mention The BTS Center for meal options and discounted pricing.

A working farm is not just a place for agricultural production, but a place to gather, a place steeped in a rich history of kinship between humans and our non-human friends. To spend time on a local farm means to reconnect with ancient rhythms, to tap back into that good feeling of our bodies moving with, learning from, and listening to the land. Amidst this uncertain and climate-changed world, let us congregate in such a space of remembering and renewal.

The BTS Center, in collaboration with Tir na nOg Farm, is thrilled to offer this as a three-part Wonder and Wander series. We recognize the value of engaging with a specific piece of land over time, where each session offers magic, healing, and grounding. Join us for one, or all three, to behold the gifts and wisdom each season has to offer.

*We strive to make our programs as physically accessible as possible for all to enjoy. Should you  have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Madeline at madeline@thebtscenter.org.

Check out this recap of our April Wonder & Wander event.

Upcoming Events

Fall: October 27, 2023

Our programming for this day will center around the wisdom of the Celtic, cross-quarter holiday, Samhain. On this day we will sink into the thinness of an agricultural season coming to an end. How do we celebrate the oncoming holy darkness? What does the land have to teach us of endings, letting go, and rest?

Past Events

Spring: April 28, 2023 

Our programming for this day centered around the wisdom of the Celtic, cross-quarter holiday, Beltane. Beltane marks emergence, the “green fire;” the purity, light, and activity of spring. We listened as the land’s own awakening and growth guided our day.

Registration for this date is now closed. Please contact Nicole Diroff at nicole@thebtscenter.org with any questions.

Check out this recap of our April Wonder & Wander event.

Summer: August 5, 2023

This special day of programming is inspired by the Celtic holiday of Lughnasadh, the summertime celebration marking the harvesting of grain and the well-earned rest that ensues. Let’s celebrate together! We’ll get our hands dirty in the morning, joyously working to harvest  some of the bounties of the farm before a hearty lunch. In the afternoon we’ll turn our hearts and  minds to the divine, engaging in dynamic conversation around the question: what is the role of  the farm in a climate-changed world? We’ll end the day in quiet contemplation, before lifting a  glass to toast the land we hold so dear.  

This August session has been postponed to a future date which is still to be determined. Please contact madeline@thebtscenter.org with any questions.


Rev. Holly Morrison serves as full-time pastor of Phippsburg Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. She has previously served congregations in Maine, Colorado, Washington State, and Alaska. She and her wife are the stewards of Tir na nOg Farm, an educational farmstead devoted to restorative agriculture. In farming as well as ministry, she draws inspiration from her Celtic roots. Her writing is included in two collections: There’s A Woman In The Pulpit (Skylight Paths, 2015) and The Smeddum Test: 21st Century Poems In Scots (Kennedy & Boyd, 2012).


Madeline Bugeau-Heartt (Seminary Intern at The BTS Center) is a second year Masters of Divinity candidate at the Harvard Divinity School where she is passionately discerning how to best vocationally serve in a climate-changed world. Madeline graduated from NYU Tisch in 2013 with a BFA in Theater, and since then has originally devised and collaborated on countless experimental theater and film projects in NYC and Boston. Ever a Jane-of-all-trades, she has spent ample time farming on a 250 acre vegetable farm, caregiving for the elderly, and freelancing as a writer. She is grateful to be working for an organization so dedicated to inspiring and caring for a world in radical transition.