Our Land

Nature Heals

“So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Cor 3:7–9

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.” — Andy Warhol

Often described as “magical”, St. Dorothy’s is a place where nature is not just a back drop to ministry but the forefront as it relates to our responsibility to and relationships with God’s creation. Since it’s inception in 1901, St. Dorothy’s has operated from a belief that there is a healing that can only occur through exposure to nature. Perched atop the town of Camp Meeker, St. Dorothy’s is a place where the beauty and grandeur of redwoods enfold you, a gentle rain transforms a once dry canyon into a rushing waterfall and the noticeable quiet becomes filled with songs of birds and rustling of forest dwelling creatures.

St. Dorothy’s is on the forefront of a project that will span several generations to insure that thousands more can experience a healing through nature at St. Dorothy’s. Following an historic purchase in July 2012, St. Dorothy’s now sits on over 380 acres in Western Sonoma County.