Inspired by Sophie & Dietrich, Freeborn Reserve is a community of like-mindeds enjoying
life together virtually and in person for the sake of today’s and future generations.
Pilchuck Living Freeborn Seminary Little Red
History Farm (Finkenwalde/LBIofSeattle Reborn) Preschool
Gardens Worship Services
Native Plants Children’s Lutheran World Ministries
emmanus road El Camino de Emaus
Interested in life? Explore memorials for individuals and the millions sent to early deaths in the last 150 years for their beliefs, indifference, or because they were “different.”
Interested in history? View cabins built 150 years ago when the County Census lists 44 pioneers, all single men. Study signature work of our neighbor Pilchuck Glass School’s Artists (1972 – 2014). Stand over a scattered few of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Flossenburg ashes. I-5’s Exit 215 campus tells 3-dimensional stories that best textbook prose.
Interested in ecology? Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens, with perfectly level paths and secondary school teaching kiosks, contain the native flora that covered the land west of the Cascades 150 years ago. This is northwest America’s native plant garden.
Why? As we become like Delaware where 1/2 its native plants have disappeared, we fail to appreciate the gift of Nature’s balance; when we ignore an area’s history, we fail to understand its repository of values and lessons learned; when we fail to contemplate life, we accept secular meaninglessness and the march to man-made extinction.
Visitors enter, by invitation, under WA State’s Recreational Use Statues: RCW 4.24.200 & .210 allowing public recreational use, including nature study and viewing of scenic or scientific sites on private land.
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