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Invest in Nature’s Gate ~ making a dream a reality

 

The Mission:

 The Sanctuary at Nature’s Gate is a healing and creative arts retreat center for children and adults focused on personal empowerment, freedom and enlightenment.

 

Our mission is to create a thriving arts community and a model land stewardship through conscious co-creation with the spiritual realms that enliven the land and community.

 

At the core of this mission is the devotional service exemplified by a care-taking community committed to fostering Unity Consciousness as a way of living 

The Sanctuary at Nature’s Gate is a healing and creative arts retreat center and a sanctuary for children and adults focused on personal empowerment, freedom and enlightenment. Our mission is to create a thriving arts community and a model land stewardship through conscious co-creation with the spiritual realms that enliven the land and community. 

At the core of this mission is the devotional service exemplified by a care-taking community committed to fostering Unity Consciousness as a way of living 

 

Our Location:

Located in picturesque Washington County, New York, on 80 acres of forest, fields and wetlands., open rolling lawns with ponds, meandering streams, lovely gardens and well maintained trails invite people to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. The main house and outbuildings are supportive of intimate retreats and personalized workshops. This is a place of serenity where people come to relax, contemplate, receive healing, be inspired, learn and create.

For over 5 years, Elandara has been listening to the land, receiving  visions and guidance  from the spiritual realm and developing a Master Plan for the property. We are truly in changing times, and the need for facilities and programs that support personal empowerment and offer immersion in nature are tremendous. 

 

A personal story from the director:

I am a visionary artist and am deeply connected to the land and to awakening consciousness.  I trust those spirit filled voices and visions and live by them. I now realize that for twenty years, visions I have been painting led me to this new home. In 2014 these visions began to appear in greater detail, showing me area maps and images of streams and waterfalls. I literally walked into my dream in September 2015 when I purchased this property. A good friend was visiting and asked if the property had a name.  As I stood quietly and asked for its name, Nature’s Gate came through loud and clear. This name aptly describes the feeling one has when entering the property, as though a portal opens to beauty and serenity inviting you in to explore more deeply.

 

It took a lot of trust and courage to follow my visions and now I am called to reach out and begin the fund raising necessary to grow the mission. Some of the important groundwork has been accomplished. The property was purchased with cash and I have begun to share the vision for Nature’s Gate with the community. The “Elandra Arts” website has been revamped and my healing collection of flower essences are rebranded under the name ”Essence of Life”. Workshops are underway, clients are coming for services and the gardens are growing and overflowing with abundance.  I am beyond thrilled to be working with and learning more about horses. A part of the dream is to add equine therapy to the healing services offered here.

 

Financial support:

Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated. The contributions that have come in from the first investors have been used to purchase equipment needed to maintain the property. We are truly grateful for this support.  We are in the midst of creating a private Land Trust as well as continuing to update our 5 year Capitol Improvement / Master Plan with plans to  form a 501C-3 not for profit organization .

 

Your financial contributions will go towards the up front cost of establishing the land trust and the design and building of facilities for workshops, retreats and  event programming.  All contributions large or small are greatly appreciated!

If you are an investor who would like a copy of our current 5 year Master Plan, please contact Elandara

With the deepest of gratitude,
Elandara Anderson

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Join the team, Live the Dream

This is an exciting time for Nature's Gate as we are in the process of "dreaming" our organizational non profit structure and setting up our Land Trust.  While the Visioning for the Master Plan continues to expand, we are preparing to launch our Capitol Campaign, form the Board of Directors and establish  the governance for the protection of the land and the development of programming here.  The renaming of Nature's Gate to " The Sanctuary at Natures Gate".more aptly describes the quality of the Sacred Land that is reclaiming itself. The land sparkles with amazing light and provides a very special quality of feeling "at Home". Protected, safe, nurturing and inspiring. Many portals have opened over the past 5 years and amazing ceremonial spaces invite people into the womb of The Mother  to raise your Spirit to new heights. The deeper we go, the higher we fly!

Funding Goals listed below have been derived from the visionary work from our Spiritual Director and Land Steward, Elandara since she acquired Natures Gate in 2015. The funding estimates are only approximations of the total cost of the projects and given in order to establish an overall picture of the Master Plan for our Capitol Campaign. 

 

Capitol Campaign ~ descriptions and estimates

Phase 1

Upfront costs 

professional fees for legal and financial consultants, applications and miscellaneous for the 508C-1a  and written documents for the Organizational structure ~ Non Profit status

 $5,000

Driveway restoration

Land Survey

both border and topographical survey 

$6,500

Barn Renovation - Program and Performance Center 

The existing barn will be redesigned and renovated into a 2 story structure for Program facilities. Open program rooms for classes, events, performances, a creative arts workshop space for children and adults, kitchen facilities, indoor dining with outdoor deck. storage and toilet facilities, apartment space on second floor .

$ 1.5 mIl

Composting Toilets for campground spaces and Work Camp 

$2,000 

 

Geodesic Dome on platform for Sanctuary Area / Medicine Wheel

 $3,500

Outdoor Cooking Pavilion  ~ adjacent to the meandering stream~ 

$20,000

Bridge / Culvert  at the holding pond stream providing vehicle access to the lower 40 trails and facilities.

$1,500

 

Milk House Restoration ~ replace existing cement foundation walls, replace siding with reclaimed barn siding, new structural studs and roof structure. Reuse existing slate roof. 

 $2,500

Greenhouse lean to aded to the side of the garage, approx 10 x 18

$15,000

Phase 2

Main House Addition and Renovations

450 square foot Master Suite addition on the north side of the main house to include full bath, separate outside entrance with patio, roof tope balcony, renovations to existing house interiors to include an office space / counseling room, handicap accessible full bath, shower and steam room.

$150,000

Caretakers Community  ~ housing to accommodate Caretaker Community housing

TBD

Temple for Durga Ma

TBD

 

Phase 3

Pallas Athena Memorial Temple*

* expanded design currently in the conception stage ~ this will reflect the ancient sanctuary of Pallas Athena at Delphi, Greece and will be a place for the coming together of leadership and divine god government.

located  centrally at the "Eastern Gate" on the hill behind the apple orchard  -  Open sanctuary with domed roof "celestial freedom banner" custom painted on interior of dome ceiling.

TBD 

Health and Wellness Spa  ~  The existing Pole Barn site will become the Center for Wellness feature world class healing at affordable prices.

Stupa ~ Dedicated to the Mother of All Beings

Ashram ~ dedicated to the path and teachings of Enlightenment incorporating all faiths ~ teachings and practices given through the Masters / Avatars for our New Times.

Roadways for access to temple sites, housing, and,  Divine Union Octagon Building,  One World Ashram

Forest Octagon Building ~ dedicated to Lord Saint Germaine located in the "lower 40 acres" and designed for group gatherings and programs.

 Structure will be a wooden post and beam construction and will incorporate off grid water and heating and electrical( solar) systems 

$60,000

Driveway new and existing 

$ tbd

 

Health and Wellness Spa  

The existing Pole Barn site will become the Center for Wellness feature world class healing at affordable prices.

$1.5 mil

 

Equipment Garage  -

reuse materials from Pole Barn  - 3 bay garage with connector to existing house garage

$55,000 

Ongoing  ~  Land and Building Maintenance

hiring a skilled tree pruner to bring the apple trees back into healthy fruit production.  

($6,500 )

Wetlands and Forestry management  

Stream restoration and ongoing dredging of holding pond as needed

Pond Creation in wetland area west of existing Pole Barn

Develop a Forestry Plan consistent with the mission of Natures Gate to preserve the land

$ tbd

The goal for the design, construction and land use is to utilize regional services as much as possible, on site eco-forestry "green" practices and take advantage of off the grid renewable energy conversion and design for new construction. Creating with sustainability in mind is important to our mission of being conscious with the use of natural resources. 

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