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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”, Read moreShawangunk Ridge Farm ...
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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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Fern Hollow Botanical Sanctuary

Decorah, IA Sanctuary Stewards: Liz Rog & Daniel Rotto Fern Hollow lies on an 18-acre woodland in the Driftless Region of NE Iowa. It is a magical place, rich in all seasons with native plant and animal life. We have lived here for 31 years. For 15 years our family of four lived in the rustic and beautiful log cabin that was built by my great-great-great grandparents, which is now a B&B enjoyed by people ...
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Dragonfly Medicinals

Vashon Island, WA Sanctuary Steward: Michael Laurie Dragonfly Medicinals is located on 3.5 acres on Vashon Island in Washington State, a short ferry ride away from Seattle. I have lived on Vashon Island for 6 years and in Washington State for 29 years. 20 months ago, I purchased the home/office and 3.5 acres where I am currently growing medicinal herbs. While I have been making and selling medicinal herb tinctures and oils for over 6 ...
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Creekside Herbs Art

Cedarville, MI Sanctuary Steward: Wendy Wagoner Creekside Herbs & Art is a family owned/run business, which is located off the beaten path, set back amongst ancient white pines and a meandering creek, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Creekside is situated on 25 acres of white pines, balsam, spruce and cedar. The herb farm, 36’ dome (glass blowing studio), and garden shop are based on spiritual thinking from many sources, largely based on my ...
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Cedar Ridge Sanctuary

Trent, TX Sanctuary Stewards: Cyndi Hughs and Mike Morrison Our place is called Cedar Ridge and it is 14 acres. We have about 4-5 acres in a vegetable garden, 90 foot medicine wheel with plantings and various other gardens. In these areas we struggle with the heat, poor soil and lack of water. The remaining area is not cultivated or planted by us-Nature has her way here! We have many native bushes, plants and trees ...
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