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Silver Bough Farm Botanical Sanctuary

Applegate, OR Sanctury Steward: Barbara Hughey We moved to SW Oregon two and half years ago. When we first saw what would be our new home we marveled at the different kinds of environments that were here. Forested hillsides, gave way to bright sunny open fields, and from south to north there is a lovely creek, overhung with big trees. Alders, oaks and ash form the canopy. The creek is very beautiful. The sound of ...
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Desert Canyon Farm

Canon City, CO Sanctuary Stewards: Chris and Tammi Hartung Desert Canyon Farm is owned by Chris and Tammi Hartung. It is a USDA certified organic wholesale farm in southern Colorado. The farm specializes in growing potted herbs (more than 350 different varieties of all types) and potted heritage heirloom and ethnic food plants (nearly 175 different varieties), which are wholesaled to garden centers throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico. In addition, they field grow perennial ...
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The Mandala Way Labyrinth – UpS Botanical Sanctuary Garden

Keene, NH Sanctuary Steward: Katy Locke In August of 2009, two dreams were born in my life that are now becoming one: first, I attended a slideshow presentation by Kate Rakosky on her United Plant Savers (UpS) Botanical Sanctuary Garden – how to establish, maintain, and delight in, such an endeavor Read moreThe Mandala Way Labyrinth – UpS Botanical Sanctuary Garden ...
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Fern Hill Nursery and Botanical Sanctuary

Cottage Grove, OR Sanctuary Stewards: Devon Bonady and Brian Basor Fern Hill Nursery and Botanical Sanctuary is nestled in the Southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges. The land ranges 500 ft in elevation, encompassing 52 acres of diverse native forestland. Stands of native medicinals have grown wild on the land for many generations including: woods Oregon grape, tall Oregon grape, cascara sagrada, red root, trillium, and yerba buena. We ...
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Avena Botanicals Medicinal Herb Garden

Rockport, ME Garden Stewards: Deb Soule, Denise DeSpirito, Kate Miller, Anna Goff Avena Botanicals three-acre medicinal herb garden is situated on 32 acres of field and forest that borders 6000 acres of undeveloped woods and wetlands. We are on a south-facing slope, 400 feet above sea level, only 4 miles from the ocean. Being in a rural area, we are blessed with a diverse bird population, and on occasion we see deer, moose and signs ...
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