We are a Charitable Non-Profit 501(c)(3) devoted to Spiritual Guidance.
Established in 2012, The P.O.T.E.G.P. Spiritual Guidance Center helps seekers develop practical tools to connect to oneself and the world. Our mission is to cultivate balance amongst nature, community and individuals. We offer an interdisciplinary wellness and retreat space for all ages to explore their innate creativity and reconnect with their authentic selves. Within our gardens and in our programming initiatives, we hope to engage people in holistic living through a variety of educational programs including wellness services & creative arts programs and nature based experiences. Our space is for you to explore, play and experience the joy of being. Our multi-use space in Westport, Massachusetts offers a serene location for a center of refuge and quality educational experience.
What the Center is and what it offers to the community could not be possible without the support from Greg Squillante, the founder, who opened our doors and the Squillante family who continue to hold that door open. At the center’s core is a mission of paying it forward. We continue to provide lessons, guidance and tools that in turn keep the cycle giving and gratitude going to all who enter.
“It only takes a moment to be loved an entire lifetime. I am grateful to all those who have come before to shine light on the way. I am honored to have met Greg who has blessed me with his grace and wisdom – and taught me the key to wielding the philosophers stone – the gifts that truly keep giving – creating everyday magic within the mundane – I am blessed with gratitude for the Squillante family whom support the center and continue the ripples of love and kindness.” – J
Ways You Can Support Our Mission
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Many Hands make Light Work…Become a Volunteer at our events or at the Botanical Gardens. Call Jessica 774-264-0786 if you’d like to help!
Consider making a tax deductible donation today!
We offer quality holistic practices for all stages of life and levels of experience with highly trained and experienced guides! It is our goal to keep rates affordable creating sustainable life practices for all. Donate today to our programs!
These Programs are offered free of charge to the community. Help support these programs with your donation that will go towards supplies, utilities and an instructor stipend.
Each year we offer a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course that prepares students on ethical practices and instruction as well as a means towards holistic living and liberation from stress. Donate to our Scholarship fund to ensure those with financial hardship can participate in our program!
Community & Nature-Based Projects:
These projects will be built with volunteer labor in partnership with local groups; Diman Regional Vocational-Technical School, Habitat for Humanities (Umass Dartmouth), & Boys&Girls Scout troops. Our goal with these building projects is to create educational hands on experience and while helping individuals connect to nature. Donate to help us pay for material costs!
Lean-to Building: $1550 per unit
This is a simple structure with basic accommodations, free from electricity, heating and plumbing. A solar vent will remove excess heat and moisture and a sleeping platform will be provided. The designs incorporates a wall of windows for observing nature. Our hopes with this structure is to invite garden guest to spend the night with nature, meditate within its secure walls and discover peace in simplicity. see budget breakdown:
Woodland Path Project
Compost Toilet, Shed & Information Board Unit: $2,175 per unit
This combination unit will give garden guest a clean and eco-friendly toilet, a shed for storage and a covered platform for information & maps. see budget breakdown:
Garden Budget Total: $12,998
Sustainable Orchards: Total Budget $17,000
Permaculture Gardening | Community Gardens, Orchards & Livestock
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Education – Sustainability – Mindfulness & Community
Vision: The goal is to collaboratively create a productive, beautiful, and functional garden that will enable the residents, guests, and visitors of the Center to enjoy an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
Educational events will be scheduled during the project to teach POTEGP staff, volunteers, and community members about garden establishment throughout the process. The garden will serve as a valuable educational tool within the larger farm for years to come.
This is an interactive demonstration of Permaculture and many related sustainable skills and practices including organic agriculture, perennial polycultures, sheet mulching, thermal composting, rainwater harvesting in tanks, and rainwater harvesting earthworks (swales, basins, drainage ditches).
Deer fence 1000ft (7’hx200’w x 5 metal fence kit with posts) -$5500
Lumber & Hardware for gazebo – $2500
Soil Health: Compost, Loam, Mineral amendments, & Mulch -$2500
Seeds and Plants -$500
Garden Tools/Equipment -$500
Plenitud Design & Installation Services -$5000
Towable Chicken coop/house -$500
We are grateful for our Community Partners, Sponsors & Donors
This Fidelity Charitable grant is made possible through the generosity and recommendation of the James K Spriggs Foundation, a donor-advised fund.