Because we hope for the Farm to become a place of restoration and re-creation, where we can host retreats and workshops, one of our first goals was to create the space for a labyrinth, the medieval pilgrimage path of reflection that mirrors the spiritual journey within. With grass paths and lavender walls, we know that at maturity, it will be beautiful. Imagine walking the labyrinth as a meditation or prayer with the scent of lavender surrounding you. We can.
The Labyrinth is in the Chartres pattern, modeled after the one in the French cathedral of that city. There will be seven circuits ringing the center, which will eventually feature benches for resting.
We have 850 plants to install in the 80-foot structure, and that's going to take a while, which is why we are planning for three days.
I'll be posting photos (of course!) and letting you know how it goes.
Wish us luck with the weather, and send good thoughts our way if you can't be there in person...