Tikkun Farm, a 3.5 acre farm in the neighborhood of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, intends to be a place of healing, restoration and repair cultivated through meaningful work and spiritual practices.
Tikkun is a Hebrew word meaning “repair” or “restore”. The phrase Tikkun Olam captures the collective life purpose of the Jewish people to “repair the world”. This phrase has many layers of meaning from personal healing to global reconciliation, but at it’s core it means to join with God in repairing what has been broken: lives, buildings, the land, relationships, villages and nations, bodies, etc. The work of repair also shows up in the bible in Isaiah 61 which begins with God’s promise to heal to God’s hurting people, but goes on to say that those healed will become healers… “repairers of the walls” and the “restorers of the devastations”.
Mary Laymon and Greg York bought the former dairy farm in 2010. While they are slowly repairing the buildings they have welcomed people to live in community on the farm, offered land for Bhutanese refugees to farm, invited local non-profits to meet in the farmhouse, offered a maker space to refugee and immigrant women for fiber arts projects, hosted an after-school cooking program for underserved neighborhood youth, hosted retreats & workshops, served community meals, taken in animal rescues, welcomed a local drum circle and offered spiritual direction.
They long for Tikkun Farm to offer many kinds of healing and repair. We hope a person who finds shelter at Tikkun Farm may come to know the truth that they are Beloved. For more information contact Mary Laymon.
Please prayerfully consider supporting the work of Tikkun Farm. You can find out more on our DONATE page.
Farm Camp 2019
I’m so sorry to say that our summer plans for the farm are changing. We have an old barn we need to take down for safety reasons. We had hoped to bring it down before the camp season started, but now it won’t come down until the later in the summer. So, we have had to cancel our camp program this year. I’m so sorry to have to say this. I remain hopeful that we may be able to offer some farm experiences later in the summer as the dust clears (literally as well as figuratively) around the barn. If you’re interested, please send me a note and will let you know what we are planning.
Tikkun Farm, Ex. Director