Balsam Moon in Pine River offers Earth Day Labyrinth walk, meditation

Facility holds events throughout the summer.


PINE RIVER — Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and there are several local opportunities to engage in activities that nurture and honor the Earth, such as tree planting, roadside cleanup, educational options and celebrations.

Balsam Moon Preserve, west of Pine River, invites people to walk their labyrinth in the woods for a group meditation from 10-11 a.m., or participate in an individual walk between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a focus of healing, protection and gratitude for the Earth.

This is a chance to slow down and be grateful and to offer intentions and actions of protection and healing for the Earth.

Upcoming classes include: Gardening 101 from 9 a.m. to noon May 20; Birding and Nature Walk from 7-9 a.m. May 22 and June 5; How to Create a Sustainable Body as you Age from 3-4:30 p.m. June 10; and monthly Pizza Nights from 5-7 p.m. the second Friday of each month starting June 10.

The new StoryWalk and movements, especially for children and families, along one of the trails will be available in mid-May.


Registration for all classes and activities is encouraged by calling 218-587-3808 or emailing .

Participants are welcome to come out and walk the trails, grounds and labyrinth or sit by the pond and enjoy nature. Balsam Moon operates on reciprocity - no fees are charged for classes and activities. They welcome giving in accordance to what a person receives.

Balsam Moon Preserve is a nonprofit organization sharing an alternative, sustainable, spiritual place of peace, honoring the Earth and all living things. They offer trails, workshops on-site and online, gardens, a labyrinth, demonstrations of solar uses and alternative building methods, overnight stays, pizza nights in the summer and opportunities to gather in community sharing our common humanity.

Balsam Moon Preserve is located at 3148 Bungo Creek Lane SW, Pine River (6 miles west of Pine River out Highway 2 and 5 miles south on County Road25).

For more information about Balsam Moon Preserve, visit or Facebook, email or call 218-587-3808.

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