New Pioneers produced three videos that present the unique voices behind central Kentucky’s rural sustainability efforts. 

Sacred Land

Created in 2017, this video explores the spiritual relationship between three congregations of Sisters in Kentucky and the hundreds of acres of land each has stewarded since the early 1800s.

Sacred Land is an invitation to landowners everywhere. The video invites exploration of our spiritual relationship with the land as part of responsible planning for the future. A study guide and resources for protecting and preserving land in central Kentucky is provided for those who wish to use the video as a springboard for discussion. 

Legal Options for Conserving Land 

Created in 2014, this video showcases the Sustainable Lands Project, a collaborative effort managed by New Pioneers that includes our three neighboring motherhouses (Dominican Sisters of Peace at St. Catharine, Loretto Community in Nernix, and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Bardstown) and others (Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Campbellsville University, Kentucky Office of Nature Preserves, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service), to support the conservation and sustainable management of the motherhouse lands. The video also presents the basic concepts of land conservation.

This Place We Call Home 

Created in 2013, this video showcases the rural central Kentucky community of Springfield, where New Pioneers has called home since its founding in 2005.