Many AODA members prefer to work in a solitary form, while others prefer the companionship of other druids. The AODA offers three kinds of groups for its members:
AODA Groves are officially chartered groups led by an Adept. As such, Groves can initiate Companions, Candidates, and Apprentices into the order and offer advanced mentoring and support for members. Groves are required to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes, and use the Order’s Grove opening and closing ceremonies.
AODA Study Groups are officially chartered groups, led by Companions in the AODA. As such, study groups can initiate Candidates and Apprentices into the order. Study Groups are encouraged to celebrate the solstice and equinoxes and to use the Order’s Grove opening and closing ceremonies.
AODA Home Circles are informal groups where AODA members and friends come together to learn more about the bardic, ovate, and druid arts. Any member of the AODA, regardless of standing, can form and lead a home circle, and for those who feel called to offer space for community and mutual growth, we strongly encourage it.
If you are interested in establishing a Home Circle, Study Group, or Grove within the AODA contact the Grand Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current AODA Groves
Hemlock and Hazel Grove, Indiana, PA
Led by Dana O’Driscoll, Druid Adept and Grand Archdruid.
Contact: email@example.com. Closed, but performing initiations for all three AODA degrees.
Current AODA Study Groups
Birch Song Study Group, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands.
Led by Brigyn, Druid Companion. Temporarily closed to new members and initiations.
Ocean’s Mist Study Group, Warwick, R
Led by David P. Smith, Druid Companion, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to new members and performing initiations.
Purple Coneflower Study Group, St. Louis Metro (Spanish Lake), MO
Led by Claire Schosser, Ovate Adept and Archdruid of Water. PurpConeGrp@gmail.com. Open to new members and performing initiations.
Oak and Feather Study Group, Moscow, ID & Pullman WA
Led by Dasyre Sires, email@example.com. Open to new members.
Current AODA Home Circles
Gary Oak Circle in Hillsboro, Oregon
Home Circle, Minneapolis, MN
Led by Marcus Baker, AODA Candidate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Circle, Sacramento, CA
Led by Jose Esparaza, AODA Candidate, email@example.com
The Circle of the Great Aspens and Reeds, Kaysville, UT
Led by Brenda Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Three Staves, Washington DC Metro Area.
Led by Moine Michelle (email@example.com) and Skye (firstname.lastname@example.org).