Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, located in Bungendore, Australia, has returned to operations as un-usual, re-opening doors to courses, venue hires, and personal retreats, but still with some changes to keep everyone safe. For example, only people who are from the same household are allowed to share a room, and masks are required for the first two days of any visit to Silver Wattle to allow a safe incubation period buffer. This has kept Silver Wattle COVID-19 free.
Recently new carpets and curtains were installed, pipes were dug up to repair the aged drainage system, and hundreds of trees were planted to supplement ongoing re-vegetation efforts. Exceptional rainfall means the trees are doing well, and the lake is full. Some black swans have made a nest over the place where the labyrinth was built on the dry lake bed, so it’s time to find a new location for it.
There has been increased interest in being a resident volunteer at Silver Wattle, including international seekers. Courses are now offered both in-person and online. A new year-long course called Food for the Soul, combining residential and online methods, began in July.
Learn more: Silver Wattle Quaker Centre