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.

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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.

Canada

Chinook Hills Grove,  Calgary, Alberta  c/o Amethyst and Kiara   email   website

California

Grove of Mananan Mac Lir,  c/o Rodney Karr, San Francisco   email   website

The Grove of Mananan Mac Lir have over 20 members and meet in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Colorado

The Treehenge Druidic Circle Grove,  Fort Collins,  c/o Themon the Bard   email   website

Kansas

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.

Louisiana

Bayou Grove,  c/o Richard Abbott and Dana Wiyninger, New Orleans area   email  website            Our name reflects those special places where land, water and sky meet in our region - the bayous. We gather in New Orleans to celebrate the Wheel of the Year with public rituals, and hold additional grove meetings. We also facilitate public Meetups and talks on Druidism. It is our intent to – answer people’s questions on Druids and our practice, guide seekers to their Druid path, provide a local Druid community, and honor the spirits of our lands.

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."

Maryland

Circle of Three trees,  c/o Tsiskwa and Oakheart, Columbia, Annapolis and Woodstock area                  email   website

Massachusetts

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.

Michigan

Keepers of Dragon Knowledge,  Ann Arbor/Toledo area  c/o Raven and Barb   email

New Mexico

Enchanted Land Grove,  c/o Cyd Strickland  meeting at Albuquerque or Santa Fe   email

North Carolina

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.

Oklahoma

The Circle of the Six Fold Path,  c/o  Huathe Fearn, Wellston area   email   also Lynn Thompson   email

"The Circle of the Six-Fold Path is a Druid Grove that follows the Welsh Tradition, mixed with a little Irish and some Native American thrown in for good measure!  We are an open group and all are welcome.  All our ceremonies are open, including Samhuinn Camp, a yearly 2 day camp. Meetings and events are "kid-friendly".  We are located just outside Oklahoma City.  All questions can be directed to Huathe or Lynn by email and you can find our group on Facebook." 

Washington

Grove of the Scarlet Oaks,  c/o Nicole Torres, Seattle   email   website

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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