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Eden Hyll

Natural Bridge, NY Sanctuary Steward: Diane Seufert Tait After years of checking real estate pages wherever I went, looking for that perfect piece of land and cabin, it was hard to believe the hunt was over when I purchased Eden Hyll in 2007. It comprises a solar-powered cabin and almost five acres of Precambrian shield overlooking an eight acre pond. My intent was to enjoy a getaway, a haven, a relaxing oasis far from the ...
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The Herb Crib

Blairsville, GA Sanctuary Steward: Karin Rutishauser Our land, consisting of both open and wooded acres, is nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains just a few miles from North Carolina. Here, we started the Herb Crib in 2000, built a small retail shop and cleared land for an organic herb garden. Over the years the business has grown and so has my interest in native medicinal plants and the land. As I learned more about ...
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The Manitou Project

Williamsville, Vermont Sanctuary Stewards: The Manitou Project staff “The Manitou Project celebrates the sacred interdependence of humans and nature. Through experiential education and mindful land conservation, Manitou integrates spiritual and practical ecological awareness. Manitou seeks to awaken its members to new ways of being in relationship with the land, its inhabitants, each other, and the wider community.” The Manitou Project is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1993 by Pamela Mayer to steward and ...
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Medicine Creek Sanctuary

Laytonville, CA Sanctuary Stewards: Tonya Whitedeer & ThreeCrows Cargill We have named our land Medicine Creek, for not only are there wonderful healing plants of the Green Nations everywhere but there is also a sacred feeling of calm and serenity throughout the ten acres. We know that we were shown the way to this wonderful haven to nurture it back to how it once was when our ancestors lived upon this small section of our ...
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Vajra Herb Farm

Oskaloosa, KS Sanctuary Stewards: Steve and Nancy Moring Vajra Herb Farm was purchased in 1996 with the intent of establishing a medicinal herb farm, research facility and retreat center. The farm consists of 45 acres of woodland, prairie savanna, stream, valley and upland areas. The firs two years were devoted to prairie reclamation by brush clearing, spring burning and reseeding with prairie grasses and forbes. 1999 saw the completion of the first year as a ...
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White Buffalo Herbs

Warwick, Massachusetts Sanctuary Steward: Carol Joyce & Marty Vogt My husband Marty and I have been actively involved in conservation and organic farming all of our lives. I grew up on a 100-acre pony farm in Byfield and Marty spent every summer at his grandparents’ 450-acre dairy farm in Michigan. We both have very strong beliefs in the preservation and conservation of land, living as close to the Earth as we can. We lived the ...
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Wild Wind Ranch

Franktown, Colorado Sanctuary Steward: Gary Schroeder Wild Wind Ranch is a 50-acre horse ranch located in Douglas County, CO, at the northern-most edge of the Black Forest bioregion at an elevation of approximately 6,400 feet. We purchased the land about 10 years ago, before Read moreWild Wind Ranch ...
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