Bellwether Farm is the new camp, retreat and education center in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. As the farm manager, one of my main goals when I walk the farm with young folks is to facilitate an encounter with where our food comes from, an experience with the earth herself. Sometimes I get nervous thinking that I need to communicate some deep truth about the universe, how we’re all connected or how we literally eat ourselves into existence each day. And then I realize that all I need to do is let them be on the farm — with the plants, with the animals and with the soil. Eating a cucumber straight off the plant is pure magic, even if you don’t understand photosynthesis. It’s healing. It awakens something deep within us.