HERB MOUNTAIN FARM LEARNING AND LODGING CENTER AND BOTANICAL SANCTUARY

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Weaverville, North Carolina Stewards: Hart and Mary Morgaine Squire Back in 1962, in Connecticut, Hart Squire led his first plant walk in the woods. He had been observing and tending the native plants behind his house—the trilliums (Trillium spp.), skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), lady’s slipper (Cypripedium acaule), and partridge berry (Mitchella repens). He wanted to …

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FROM PASTURE TO SANCTUARY IN 10 YEARS

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AN INTRODUCTION TO FARM CENTER’S WORK, TRANSFORMING THE WORLD ONE WATERSHED AT A TIME! By Sophia Bowart and Neil Logan The story of Hawaii’s current ecological predicament is similar to other colonized tropical islands. In short, the indigenous populations were subdued and relieved of their natural resources. This process has left deforested lands across the …

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FORSAKEN ROOTS

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Acme, Pennsylvania Sanctuary Stewards: Sara Shoemaker and Thomas Brown We are Sara Shoemaker and Thomas Brown of Forsaken Roots in Acme, Pennsylvania. Our farm’s name, “Forsaken Roots” comes from the idea of lost or forgotten ways. It applies to us in more ways than one could ever imagine. From our home, to our property, our …

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7 Acre Wood Farm Botanical Sanctuary

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Burnsville, Virginia Sanctuary Stewards: Anne Bryan and Joe Murray This is how a 7-acre botanical sanctuary can help heal a community’s people and soil. Last year was our first year as a member in the Botanical Sanctuary Network. Receiving formal recognition from United Plant Savers and seeing our name listed with the other like-minded conservationists …

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Walker Mountain Botanical Sanctuary (2018 update)

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Deerfield, Virginia Sanctuary Stewards: Shay and Kim Clanton and family It is early February at Walker Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, close to the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This has been a cold winter, and it is comforting to think that we are headed towards spring and the emergence of the vibrant …

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