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Herb Pharm Farm

Williams, OR Sanctuary Stewards: Sara Katz & Ed Smith In 1993 Sara Katz and Ed Smith, founders and owners of Herb Parm, purchased a lovely 85 acre farm in southern Oregon. While the lay of the land was beautiful to behold, this farmland had been over-grazed by sheep and cattle for the prior 20 years, so the job before us was (and is) to restore the fertility to the land that had captured our hearts ...
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Sage Mt. Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary

East Barre, VT Sanctuary Steward: Rosemary Gladstar We currently own six hundred acres, 550 plus in wilderness forest, and 50 in fields with two homes and a retreat center. This land has a long history of Read moreSage Mt. Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary ...
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Sweetwater Sanctuary at Partner Earth Education Center

Danby, Vermont Sanctuary Stewards: Pam Montgomery and Mark Carlin Sweetwater Sanctuary sits at the base of Marble Mountain and the Dorset Peaks, some of the highest mountains in southern Vermont. This is home to black bear, coyote, bobcat, moose, raven, wild turkey, porcupine, ermine, beaver, red-tail hawk and the extremely rare catamount. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of protected woodlands and meadows with a rushing brook that cascades down the mountain and flows ...
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Green Farmacy Garden

Fulton, MD Sanctuary Stewards: Jim and Peggy Duke “Wintergreen’s a breath of spring on the wintry forest floor It makes a body sing when the songs don’t come no more…” Nestled between the hustle bustle of the Baltimore-Washington, DC metropolitan region, where the piedmont meets the coastal plain in the Patuxent River valley, is the Green Farmacy Garden. The Green Farmacy Garden is home to over three-hundred native and non-native plants, red-shouldered hawks, song birds, ...
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Hawthorn Way Botanical Sanctuary

East Meredith, NY Sanctuary Stewards: Steven Bower and Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower In January 2007, we walked and intuited what is now our 12 acres of hillside, woodland, wetland and open pasture for the building of our new home—and the dream I’d been waiting for, a UpS At-Risk medicinal plant sanctuary. What attracted us to this land was its feel. We sensed a solid grounding force and light loving connection. It is untouched by civilized man and ...
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Little Knife Wild Medicinals Sanctuary

Duluth, MN Steward: Friede Rica The Little Knife Botanical Sanctuary is located in a transition zone, ecologically speaking, between the southern hardwood forests and the boreal evergreen woods of the north. It consists of 19.7 acres situated 1 mile inland from Lake Superior and about 12 miles northeast of Duluth, MN along Hwy 61. We, my father and I, have owned the property for the past 15 years and have recently started to craft our ...
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Shindagin Hollow Woodland Botanical Sanctuary

Willseyville, NY Sanctuary Stewards: Suzanne Johnson and Jeff Joseph It was our good fortune to become land stewards in 2003, when after a long search we purchased 33 acres of forestland in south-central New York State. We are both Biointensive gardeners and naturalists and have also studied primitive skills with Tom Brown’s Tracker School. I have herbal certificates from Donna D’Terra’s Yerba Woman program in Willits, CA and from The Northeast School of Botanical Medicine ...
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