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Bee Fields Farm, Wilton, NH

Bee Fields Farm, Wilton, NH

Bee Fields Farm, Wilton, NH Sanctuary Stewards: Loir and Elad Sadeh and Family Bee Fields Farm is a home for plants and animals in Southern NH. The farm sits on the north western slope of Abbot Hill and consists of 13 acres of woods, wetland, and gardens. “The Hill” is home to two other biodynamic farms, High Mowing School Farm and the Temple Wilton Community farm. We feel lucky to be in a community that ...
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Fire Om Earth Retreat Center

Fire Om Earth Retreat Center

Eureka Springs, AR Sanctuary Sterwards: Lorna and Craig Trigg Fire Om Earth Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary – Eureka we found it! In 2001 my husband Craig and I set out from suburban Buffalo, NY to find the perfect place to live. Although we had created a Sanctuary in suburbia, with organic food and medicinal plant gardens we felt the need to find a community of like minded people., and some acreage. We are both ...
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The Trillium Center and BLD Farm

The Trillium Center and BLD Farm

Conneaut, OH Sanctuary Stewards: Leah Wolfe and Charles Schiavone On a ridge three miles south of Lake Erie in the quiet city of Conneaut, Ohio, there is a small family farm, BLD farm, where seeds are being sowed. They aren’t just the seeds one would expect. Yes, there are carrots, tomatoes, and cabbage. But we’ve also planted less common things like high bush cranberries, northern pecans, and oaks that produce low acid acorns. Stranger still, ...
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MoonMaid Botanicals Native Plant Sanctuary

MoonMaid Botanicals Native Plant Sanctuary

Cosby, TN Sanctuary Steward: Cynthia Johnston I moved to the Smoky Mountains in 2003 to explore my dream of living closer to the land. I knew there was ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) here but had no idea how many other endangered native species existed and were abundant here. These include black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), trillium (Trillium erectum), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), as well as wild yam (Dioscorea villosa), an herb I use in my ...
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Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary

Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary

Nashville, IN Sanctuary Steward: Susan Clearwater, RN Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary joined the UpS network in 1999, and consists of 5-acres amidst the rolling hills and woodlands of southern Indiana. Woodland gardens are home to goldenseal, bloodroot, blue and black cohosh, American and Chinese yam, trillium, wild ginger, and cranesbill. Sun-loving herbs are cultivated in the field gardens and include Echinacea, pleurisy root, blue vervain, feverfew, wood betony, elecampane, lavender, hyssop, wormwood, astragalus, isatis, motherwort, ...
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Shawangunk Ridge Farm

New Paltz, NY Sanctuary Stewards: Halyna Shepko & Richard Hamilton Shawangunk (pronounced Shongum in Algonquin), a mountain range 90 miles north of New York City, translates to “near and high place where you go south”, directed Native Americans traveling between the Appalachian Mountains to the Hudson River Valley. We decided to use the directions of the earth and these mountains behind our farm as our guide as well. Enveloped by the Shawangunk Ridge on the ...
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The Green Spiral Herbs

Middleburgh, NY Sanctuary Stewards: Dan and Betty Pillsbury Five years ago we happened upon three gentle acres nestled between the hills of the Helderbergs and northern Catskill Mountains of New York state and were immediately smitten. This small parcel of level land is surrounded by heavily forested hills and hollows in the tiny hamlet of Huntersland, in the town of Middleburgh. An inexplicable draw pulled us here and after 20 years of moving due to ...
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