Healthy, beautiful food feeds the heart and mind as well as the body. Utilizing the two existing greenhouses and garden spaces will allow for growth of a significant amount of produce to be used in the kitchen, and potentially for retail sales. The Gardening Program also offers opportunities for urban dwellers to participate in the joy of planting, tending, and harvesting. In this way, we hope to mentor guests to create their own gardens. By inviting individuals and families to share in the joys of food production we create new pathways to experience simple and sustainable lifestyles. The growing seasons provide natural opportunities for community gathering, shared work and celebration. Each year The Fields will offer a series of retreats that combines spiritual practice with the opportunity to learn from noted local cooks.