About the Farm of Peace …
What to Expect, What to Wear, What to Bring
Our site is a stunningly beautiful and yet rustic working farm, with dirt roads for strolling, port-a-potties, and picnic tables. We will be setting aside many modern conveniences and worldly cares during the time we gather. Our hope is that with preparation, you can use this natural setting to deeply walk closer to Allah. Teachings take place in our beautiful mosque/teaching barn, insh’allah. Temperatures in the fall can range from the high 80’s during the day to the low 60’s at night. Or it might be warmer than that … or cooler … possibly some rain.
For the health and safety of your pets, our visitors and our livestock, please make arrangements for them offsite.
Please note that we maintain a drug- and alcohol-free environment at the Farm of Peace. Smoking in designated areas only.
What to bring:
- A reusable water bottle
- Insect repellent
- Sunscreen & sun-protective hat
- Umbrella and/or rain gear
- Shoes that are easy to remove
- Jacket/sweater for cool evenings
In order to be in the deepest politeness with our Muslim teachers and guests, please dress appropriately. For example: women should wear modest and loose fitting clothes that cover their arms, legs and chest, and should bring a large scarf to cover their hair during prayer. Men should wear shirts and long pants and bring a cap to cover their heads during prayer.
We are committed to walking lightly on the earth, protecting our environment and minimizing the amount of trash resulting from our event. We invite everyone who comes to the Farm of Peace to leave no trace. Our goal is for Sufi School East to become a zero waste event.
We provide dispensers with drinking water in multiple locations, so you can leave your bottled water at home. Instead, bring a re-usable bottle or cup with a lid.
Before you pack something disposable, ask yourself, ìIs it recyclable? Is is compostable? Is it reusable? If it is not recyclable, reusable or compostable, we request that you please take it home with you (coffee cups, food wrappers, plastic bags, etc.).
Thank you for helping us care for Allah’s creation while enjoying your stay!