Creating Safety and Resilience

Commitment to Care, Respect, and Trust embodied in our ethical processes

Community Based Practice  

Building Resilience

We seek to grow the capacity of our community to solve problems creatively, organically, and interpersonally. 

We also strive to ensure our members get support when the want or need it. 

If you experience something within SGC that feels troubling, unsafe or hurtful, we invite you to consider the following:

  • If feel like you have the capacity to address the issue on your own, we encourage you to try, and ask for help if needed.
  • If it would feel better to have support, we encourage you to engage a facilitator or communicate through any of the channels listed below. 
  • If it feels severe or urgent we recommend talking to our listener (who can advise you on how to navigate) or engaging our ethics council.  


Getting Support

Our primary commitment is to listening, because we believe listening is essential for community harmony. In service of this belief we provide many ways to communicate with SGC.

When communicating please contemplate:

  • What are you wanting SGC to know?
  • What communication channel would feel best?
    • online
    • face to face
    • in community
  • What communication channel is most likely to have the desired impact?

When in doubt it a good place to start can be with reaching out to [email protected] or scheduling time with our listener.

Give us Feedback


We care deeply about your experience and are committed to listening. If you have something you would like to share with staff or leadership please consider giving us some feedback.

If you request a response we will attempt to respond in a timely manner and if you don't your feedback will be read and considered during our monthly feedback cerebration. 

Give us Feedback

Speak with our Listener

Face to Face

At Sacred Garden Community we believe that listening is at the heart of maintaining a healthy community. In service of this belief we have a Listener, whose role it is to hear you. If you have anything you would like to share with SGC, that would feel best said face to face (or likely screen to screen) please schedule some time with our Listener.

Schedule w/ our Listener


In Community

Maintaining a happy and healthy community takes skill. Part of what helps us get along is our practice of holding Peacemaking Circles. We use these as a way growing empathy, giving feedback and repairing the hurts the inevitably happen when groups of people spend time time together. Please check our calendar for information about upcoming circles. 


Serious Matters

If something feels significantly harmful or if you need help resolving it, please consider making a report to SGC's Ethics Council. Please read about our Reconciliation Framework for more information about what happens when you make a report. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to [email protected].

Sacred Plant Alliance

Outside Organization Oversight

This community (SGC) is a member of the Sacred Plant Alliance (SPA), a self-regulating association of churches that is dedicated to accountability and transparency in spiritual work. When ethical concerns or adverse experiences occur, SPA strongly recommends first attempting to resolve the matter with the resources available within your community. However, if you feel the need to report a serious problem, or seek help from outside the community to resolve a challenging situation, you may make a report of an ethical violation or serious adverse event to SPA with this online form or this email: [email protected]