So, what is Nemeton?

Mountains speak to the human spirit, inspiring wonderment, requiring effort to arrive at and offer a deep solitary reprieve in nature

Here on This Mountain with its NYS Nonprofit Nemeton Ltd, it and we provide a variety of resources to the local community and beyond

Here, we focus on building & maintaining permaculture and sustainability models, simple living, education, connection, wellness and practical life essentials, (such as Wellness (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) herbal & holistic medicine for common ailments, mapping our inner & group workings, metal smithing, gardening, wood working, and other surviving skills.

Raine E. Ford & Brandon Neil Thomas are Stewards of The Mountain and its Mission. Through out the year there may be interns that stay for a time, or others who arrive for Sanctuary for a period of time.

  • We serve the community through
    • Community On-Mountain events
    • Herbal wellness
    • Mobile Community Wellness (events Off-Mountain)
    • Sharing templates with communities who are seeking or put words to deeper authenticity, integrity, etiquette and conflict resolution.

Nemeton mindset is one of comradery, playfulness, ingenuity, hope and imagination, As well as the greatness found in humanity, understand and deep acceptance of the way the world is NOW. The power of Choice, preparing for life as patterns predict, HeartCentered living, Tinyliving, minimalism, respect and consent. And its deeply rooted in daily & seasonal spiritual practices.

The Mountain is open in carious aspects, for community gatherings, education, Sanctuary & visiting by appointment.

The word “Nemeton” has Gaelic Roots:
Its used as a Noun & Verb and it means:

Sanctuary, Place of Beginnings, Point of Zero, Grove of Trees..

This is a 5 acre parcel of land, located in the hills between Endicott and Owego in the foothills of the Catskills Mountains.  Purchased in 2011, for the purpose of providing its inhabitants and visitors with a place for their soul to call home, to deeply sing their roots into the earth and feel at peace with the land & Self. In 2022 we officially became a NYS non Profit.


Everything on this land is considered Sacred. From the air that is breathed, to the words that are said, to the food that’s warm in bellies.

There is no one based religion here. All paths are respected. Many traditions are honored here, and although they are often used as reference, the base core of Nemeton is Elementally based. Elemental Process is what this land represents and supports. Elemental, meaning the literal elements we are surrounded by in the everyday world, how they relate, interact and support. The Magic Beneath Our Feet, so to speak.

Many Natural Sacred Space Creations exist, such as the Fountain of Tears, Frog Pond, the Forge, Unity Firecircle, Zen Garden, the Living-Willow Room,   Fairy Grove, the Mischief Cove.

There are various points of Meditation:  The Labyrinth, West Wall, as well as the The Nemeton (center point of the land).

Many Practicality and Sustainability based projects are currently in build and experimental process. Hot composting heating, multi-reuse of water, clay collection for pottery, forest stewardship, solar dehydrator & food & herb seed collection to name a few.


Come, walk with us on a fascinating journey, where holistic living and deep diving is at our core.  [We go there]

Simply witness or become a part of community as it grows. This is Nemeton – A Place of Sanctuary during crossroads of change and times of peace. Holding heart centered living and deep authentic communication as part of its precepts.

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