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~where Soil meets Soul~


Now, more than ever, we need to remember our interdependence with all other Beings to co-create a world of liberation, regeneration and beauty for All.

Shimmering Light is a community supported farm and education center in South Bristol, NY dedicated to inspiring more conscious and regenerative ways of life.

Through our community garden, retreats, workshops and collaborative learning experiences, Shimmering Light cultivates connection and reciprocity with the Earth, each other and our own true nature.  

JOIN US at the farm and take a break, that nature provides the support and answers you are seeking to your own challenges, and the challenges of our world. 

 Events and Programs!

FREE ON-LINE COURSE to welcome Spring! 

BORN TO REWILD - May Day Celebration

April 29th, 2-6pm

BACKYARD HERBALIST - 8-month Immersion



Make a donation of at least $30 to the fund  before April 15th and you will be entered into a drawing for a Two Night Stay in our beautiful Renewal House at the farm!  



The Environmental Access Fund provides equitable participation for anyone who is experiencing financial hardship OR those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx or have been otherwise racialized.  65% of our program participants need the fund to be able to experience nature connection at the farm!  

Learn more about the Environmental Access Fund here!

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We are delighted to welcome our new Board Chair, Helen Smith!

Please take a moment to enjoy her introductory message...

Land Acknowledgement and Social Equity

We gratefully acknowledge that modern American agriculture, herbalism and nature connection practices rest squarely on the shoulders of many generations of black and brown people whose lands, labor, culture, knowledge and wisdom were taken by force.   Our farm is located on the unceded home land of the of the Seneca (Onöndowa’ga:’, The People of the Great Hill), one of the six nations of the Haudenosaunee (Hodínöhšö:ni:h, or People of the Longhouse) Confederacy.  Over 8,000 Seneca people still live and work and recreate in Western, NY and many are still engaged in sharing their wisdom in how to live in greater harmony with the rest of the natural world. 

You can learn more about our land and wisdom acknowledgement and our social equity efforts here. 

Shimmering Light has a 26 year history of proactively increasing equitable access to nature-based education for people who lack access to nature for many reasons. 



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