2018 Fall Festival

Shalom Hill Farm’s biggest celebration is coming up Sunday, September 9th, and everyone is invited! Local Minnesota band Six Mile Grove will be performing at 1 pm and 3 pm. Vendors confirmed so far include: Smiling Tree Toys: specializing in handmade wooden toys and home decor Enspired: local Windom business that features over 100 local artists and creations with…

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Pitchfork & H(oor)ay!

Our 5th Annual Pitchfork & Hay theological retreat was held earlier this week at the farm and it lived up to the high expectations! Mornings were spent in session with Dr. Craig Nessan from Wartburg seminary.  Participants said he was “awesome,” “inspiring and insightful,” and that his talk was “so timely.” People appreciated the schedule:…

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Last Minute Deals!

Need to get away?  Now?  Check out this offer: Spring cleaning is coming early at Shalom Hill Farm and we could use your help. Due to some last minute cancellations, we have an abundance of available rooms in the next 2 weeks and want to share them with you! Come retreat with us, and we…

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When the Guests Leave

I may not have been that invested in Superbowl LII, but I was very intrigued by the planning that went into hosting such a major event. Wireless service providers working to increase capacity of their networks; hospitals preparing for an influx of patients; offices and businesses closing the Friday before the event in order to…

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Good To Be Here

When Luke and I interviewed for the Executive Director position at Shalom Hill Farm, our interview began with a moment of silence where we were all invited to breathe and center ourselves. I closed my eyes and thought, “This may be the only time I ever sit at this table and take in this view,…

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New executive directors

We are delighted to welcome Lisa Janke and Luke Hollander to Shalom Hill Farm as our new Executive Directors. Lisa, Luke and their daughter Adeline will be making their move to the farm from Winnipeg, Canada at the end of October. They bring with them a great deal of excitement and energy for the ministry…

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5th Annual Pitchfork and Hay Theological Retreat

Pitchfork and Hay: A Theological Retreat to Give You Tools for Ministry and the Nourishment to Use Them Our 2018 presenter is Dr. Craig Nessan, Academic Dean & Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics and the William D. Streng Professor for the Education and Renewal of the Church at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA March…

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Our Peace Pole Is Planted!

Our Peace Pole, installed in the fall of 2013, is one of more than 200,000 planted in more than 200 countries around the world.  Our pole has the phrase May Peace Prevail On Earth in 10 languages—English, Lakota, German, Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Zulu, Hmong. Though we are not quite sure of Swedish, we know all…

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Check Out Star Tribune Article About Philosophy Camp at SHF

One of the great things we have had going at Shalom Hill Farm over many years has been our relationship with a wonderful group of instructors and students from the University of Minnesota for a one month intensive course experience called Philosophy Camp.  Please check out this story which captures so well the unique design of the…

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Another Vision of “So God Made a Farmer”

The popular Super Bowl ad lifted up Paul Harvey’s wonderful reflection on farming.  But as we all know, though sometimes forget, farmers come in all colors, creeds, languages, and both genders.  God needs farmers around the world to tend the land and feed our populations.  SHF’s work with our partners in South Africa has taught us that. …

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