Common Ground Retreat at Prairie Farm depends entirely upon the generosity of the community. The operation, ongoing maintenance, and new development of this beautiful resource is made possible by gifts of time and money from those who are inspired by the vision and find joy in offering the resources to make it happen. If you would like to contribute, you can:

  • Make a one-time or recurring donation using our donation form here. Be sure to type “Prairie Farm” in the “Teacher/Fund” field.
  • Leave a check in the donation box at Common Ground in Minneapolis or at the retreat property. Please write “Prairie Farm” on the memo line.
  • Make a pledge to support ongoing development by contacting Gail Iverson at and ask her to send you a pledge form.
  • Volunteer! Cory Clemetson, our renovations manager (and dedicated Common Ground community member) is always looking for community members to go out and help with construction. You don’t need any special skills; Cory is happy to teach you. We just ask that you have health insurance. Working at Prairie Farm is integrated with mindfulness throughout, and there are three formal sits a day. In addition to people willing to do construction, cooks would also be helpful. You can reach Cory at