Spillian Master Planning
Leigh Melander and 7group partner Tom Keiter went to school together, and over the years, she connected with us at times. Several years ago, she and her husband, Mark, purchased Spillian, and have turned it into an event center. It is a 33-acre historic estate with a museum-quality stick style mansion, built by the Fleischmanns Yeast Family in the 1880s as part of a summer retreat. Their vision for the facility includes having Spillian serve as a center for regenerative thought, a place to gather and learn, to come together in community. 7group partners have been working with Leigh to create a master plan for the property and help think through possible programming of such activities. We have facilitated multiple gatherings as a part of the master planning, including an event open to the public where we invited others to participate directly in the work of 7group. An additional three public sessions are planned starting in Spring 2018. As a result of this work, we have entered into a partnership with Spillian to hold events focused on regenerism (the first is the David Abram retreat mentioned below) so we can begin to envision the path forward through direct experience.
Learn more about April 2018 master planning session.