Groves in the USA and Canada
The three tasks of a Druid:
To live fully in the present;
To honour tradition and the ancestors;
To hear the voice of tomorrow.
Not all OBOD Groves wish to be listed on a public site, but those that do can be found here, with links to their websites and email contacts. For more groups in the USA and Canada see the Seed Groups page.
The Grove of Mananan Mac Lir have over 20 members and meet in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Bluestem Grove c/o Bill Dunlap or Ed Carney. email website
"We're a pretty small and laid back group. Our primary druidic focus is celebrating the wheel of the year". Bluestem Grove is located in the Greater Kansas City Metro and alternate meetings between the towns of Lawrence and Overland Park.
Highland Oak Nemeton c/o Art and Selene, Baton Rouge email website
"In recent years, the Grove has experienced a measurable growth due at least in part to the advent of the OBOD message board, synergy with the local Unitarian Universalist Church (which several of our members attend), a listing on Witchvox, and word of mouth. Druid grade members serve as community elders and facilitators without donning the mantle of ‘person in charge’. Currently we have approximately eight to twelve members who regularly attend meetings; three in the Druid Grade, one Ovate, and several Bards. There are sixty-seven subscribers to our Yahoo group, and over twenty subscribers to our Facebook site."
Mystic River Grove, Boston c/o Sarah Fuhro email website
Formed in 1992 the Boston Grove is one of the oldest Groves within OBOD. There are still five members from the original Seed Group still involved. They now have about thirty members plus some additional friends of the Grove who are not linked to OBOD but are valued members of the Grove.The Grove meets for each of the eight festivals of the year and always, no matter what the weather, hold their rituals out of doors in a wide variety of public and private lands. After the ritual and Eisteddfod they picnic or go to a local restaurant/pub to share a meal. They usually meet at 8 in the morning on a Saturday or Sunday closest to the holiday and also hold separate meetings in member’s homes, between festivals to share information, for example sometimes this might be on medicinal herbs, or perhaps a musical celebration. They are in the process of updating their web site and have set up a Facebook page open only to members of the Grove where they can post pictures and short messages.
Keepers of Dragon Knowledge Ann Arbor/Toledo area c/o Raven and Barb email
Enchanted Land Grove c/o Cyd Strickland meeting at Albuquerque or Santa Fe email
Awen's Light Grove c/o Ken Webster, Raleigh email website
The Grove was established at Alban Arthan in 2007 and most of their members are OBOD members, though membership is not required to attend meetings. They meet monthly in Raleigh, NC and discuss Druid spiritual growth, environmental concerns and drive actions to improve the ecological condition of their communities. They also nurture spiritual growth through Druid ritual to commemorate the turning of our lives and of the year. The goal of the Awen Light Grove is to: support the modern druid in his/her spiritual growth through the OBOD path; help make a difference by honoring our ecological values, and celebrating the Wheel of the Year through druid ceremony and ritual.
Clann Na Mara Intire c/o Corby Ingold, Seattle email
Originally formed in 1995 as an OBOD seed group, Clann na Mara Intire was re-established as a grove in 2014. The name means "People of the Inland Sea" in Irish Gaelic. Our focus is to celebrate each of the eight seasonal festivals with a traditional Druid ceremony, followed by feasting and an Eisteddfod. Beyond that we emphasize environmental stewardship and the creative arts. If you also feel the call of the ancient ways and love of traditional celebrations we hope our paths meet. Located in Seattle, Washington we welcome OBOD members from all corners of the world.
After being long-term members of a local Seattle seed group, The Grove of the Scarlet Oaks was established on Lughnasadh 2013. We are a small, intimate neighborhood group located in the Ravenna/Roosevelt area of Seattle. Our name is dedicated to two local Scarlet Oaks that have been landmarks in our neighborhood for over seventy-five years. We meet regularly for the seasonal rituals along with new moons and full moons. Please join us anytime for our public monthly tea at East West Books.
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