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Sisters Sanctuary

Guilford, Vermont Sanctuary Steward: Martha Rabinowitz This is land that was used by a dairy farm for pasture, corn, and hay. Over the years the forest has returned, maple with beech, hemlock, pine, and birch. I am starting to turn my attention to medicine from trees, but I am just a beginner at that. Some acres here are still hayed, certified organic, and that is where I gather many herbs such as alfalfa (Medicago sativa), ...
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The Ginkgo Tree Botanical Sanctuary

Dogwood and Brambles Farm, Ontario Canada Sanctuary Stewards: Penelope Beaudrow and Will Hutchison My partner and I live on a lovely little farm called Dogwood and Brambles in central Ontario. This farm has been my personal sanctuary for over thirty years. It is part of me, and I am part of it. Will and I are at our happiest roaming the fields and bush with our dogs, Fred, Gus, and Pearl while identifying and picking ...
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Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary

Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary Gaspereau Mountain, Nova Scotia Sanctuary Stewards: John Cummings and Vaunda MacDonald As I ponder the concept of sanctuary, feelings of safety and protection resonate inside. These feelings are commonplace throughout this land. Perhaps it’s the location. At an altitude of 650 ft., the Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary is nestled at the top of the northernmost range of the Appalachian Mountains. Gaspereau Mountain overlooks the agriculturally ...
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The Wellspring Valley For Acupuncture Energetics Herbal and Biological Medicine Galleries And Botanical Sanctuary

Christine Simmons Robert Sabo Bob and I are were both delighted to become a part of the growing Network of Botanical Sanctuaries under the sponsorship of the United Plant Savers back in 2008. We feel a growing responsibility to both learn and teach more about Stewardship with Nature and what we have called “wildlife.” As stewards of the land, there are many difficult questions we continue to ask each other and ourselves about the direction(s) ...
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Turtle Mountain Herbs and Botanical Sanctuary

Turtle Mountain Herbs and Botanical Sanctuary

Rockford, TN Sanctuary Steward: Crystal Wilson Turtle Mountain Herbs began as a dream, twenty plus years ago. I was privileged to grow up in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia in the shadow of Mount Rogers. My earliest memories are of being toted all over the Appalachian trail, learning the plants, trees and animals from my Dad. After finally finishing college in 1994, we struck out to find “our” land. Work brought us to Tennessee ...
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Kathy Krezek Larson Tallgrass Prairie

Kathy Krezek Larson Tallgrass Prairie Sanctuary Stewards: Frontier Natural Products Co-op The Frontier prairie, located at the headquarters of Frontier Natural Products Co-op in Norway, Iowa, was dedicated as the Kathy Krezek Larson Tallgrass Prairie upon the retirement of Vice President of Sustainability Kathy Larson after 33 years at Frontier. Kathy championed the prairie and treasured the plants growing there, making the dedication an especially fitting tribute to her Frontier legacy. The prairie, which was ...
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MagMell Farm

MagMell Farm

Landrum, SC Sanctuary Stewards: Alison Strever and Lindsay Caesar MagMell Farm, gently resting at the base of the Appalachian hills,is 57 acres of forest, field, river, and wetlands, and home to an increasing array of native and cultivated plants, over a hundred of which are medicinally used. Gaelic for “Fields of Love”, MagMell is located in historically renowned “Dark Corner”, rich with stories from early America and the colorful prohibition times ...
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