- CREATION - CONNECTION - COMMUNITY -
SPRINGFIELD FARM IS A RETREAT VENUE LOCATED ON AN 20 ACRE ESTATE IN THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of your daily grind. Your first deep breath of country air will be the beginning of a beautiful transformation of body and mind.
Give in to our signature, curated experience - conscious creative ecology. You'll be nurtured, nourished and delighted as you rediscover the joy of the creative process.
Connect with like-minded people, as well as with nature. Springfield is a space of bonding and disconnecting to reconnect.
Treat yourself at Springfield Farm -
Nourish your body and your mind,
discover the healing power of rest,
take time to simply and quietly reconnect with nature, and enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience.
Relax in the gardens, enjoy the view, listen to the sounds of nature. Jump in the pool, stroll through the paddocks, soak in a bubble bath or just sit in peace and do nothing at all.
Expand your mind and treat yourself with new experiences and information designed to enhance your creativity and wellbeing. Have fun, laugh and learn with friends, old and new.
All of our retreats are designed to enhance your health. Whether you are writing, creating, cooking or sleeping your experience is built on a foundation of wellness. You’ll be welcomed, nurtured, nourished, challenged and inspired while you enjoy the generosity of time, space, community, and connection.
A patch of paradise! We recently hosted our Peachy Vacay retreat at Springfield farm, and had the most magical weekend! Photos can only convey so much of the magic of this family property; when you step out of the car and smell the beautiful roses that are blooming, hear the happy bees buzzing and take in a huge breath of fresh country air, you know you've stepped onto a patch of paradise! The Barge family hosted us with so much humble generosity - whatever we needed they were able to arrange, and we were even treated to a very special private tour by Peter of the farm! Feeding the chooks, checking out their amazing veggie crops and learning more about their sustainability work. The house and it's fresh, country chic decor is to die for - it's like being in a magazine. The bedding was divine, the entire place was just picture perfect - you'll wish you could move in. We can imagine that each season would bring it's own unique charm; spring with flowers blooming and winters made cosy with the fireplace and misty mornings. We can't wait to return!
- Peaches Pilates
MEET THE TEAM
Kinchem is the Manager at Springfield & Co, and develops the retreat programs on offer.
Kinchem is thrilled to be putting down roots at Springfield Farm after living overseas in New York, Chicago, Singapore and Bali for past 25 years.
She has worked in venture capital and product development in start-ups, in banking and finance, education, real estate and non-profits. She has an MFA in Fiction Writing and Grad Dip in Permaculture Design.
As well as managing the program at Springfield Farm she facilitates Inner Landscaping groups in a self inquiry process that develops creativity, connection and community.
Shannon Rosie is a certified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science: Nutritional Medicine.
Nutritional medicine is an evidence-based and patient-centered practice that applies a holistic framework to health.
Shannon will inspire you with her own personal story, as well as many stories from working with her clients, to demonstrate that Holistic Nutritional Medicine can aid in both the prevention and management of a wide variety of health conditions, such as weight, wellness, gut health, and diagnostics.
Her practice uses what she calls the inside out method, a process she used to heal herself when our traditional, western medical system failed. Instead of aiming to alleviate symptoms, the focus is on supporting and enhancing your body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Shannon will teach you how deliciously it can be to become your healthiest self. You will learn all about balance and even enjoy creations from her book Conscious Cocktails.
Learn more about Shannon Rosie at
Meet Farmer Pete, a man with seemingly infinite energy!
When he’s not jetting the globe on business, he is knee deep in the veggie garden here at Springfield Farm.
During the past six months, he has set up our beautiful chickens in the coop of their dreams and is growing mealy worms and crickets for their food.
He’s passionate about mycelium and has planted a superfood mushroom farm. He’s always got his hands in the dirt, growing veggies for our retreats, and recently became a beekeeper!
He is especially excited to have taken Springfield Farm off the grid with our own solar energy, and will be happy to take you on tours to explore all of his projects while you’re here.
NATURE & CREATIVITY
At Springfield Farm we want all who visit to leave feeling more closely connected to nature. We believe a deeper connection with our own true nature, and with all living things, is a deeper connection to creativity. Our Mission is to nurture the creative process
The workshops at Springfield give an integrated experience of the ecology of creativity. Participants connect to each other, to place, to the food they eat, the work they produce, and to their deeper intuitive, inspired selves. Our mission is to nurture your creative process by providing an opportunity for you to focus on your creative life, without interruption in a supportive, healthy environment.
Our retreats are designed to nourish and support wellness and to expand your awareness of your own creative ecology. Creative ecology applies the ideas of biological ecology to our creative process. In 1866, the biologist Ernst Haeckel derived the term ecology to explain how living organisms relate to each other and to their world. Ecologists look at patterns and habitats in terms of systems and relationships. They see living organisms as systemic wholes, rather than ‘things-as-parts’.
At Springfield, we view our guests holistically too. As living beings, you need to be nurtured and nourished on many different levels. As creativity ecologists we consider patterns and habitats to generate a curated, supportive process for you.
Your creative process is influenced by your wellbeing, your environment and the patterns and relationships in your daily lives. What you do, and don’t do, what you eat, your sleep, your conversations, and your moods can all work to either enhance or limit your creativity. Our programs are curated experiences designed to support and nourish your creative writing process. We encourage you to rediscover the joy in your creative process.
Nature is the best teacher, and the best stories are written with one arm elbow deep in the soil.