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Mission Statement

Our mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands.

We manifest this goal through promoting and practicing sustainable practices. Examples of our work include growing, harvesting and preparing local, wild and living food for the community, educating about the great values of the wild edible abundance available in our area, providing local microgreens for the public schools, restaurants and stores, biking or driving on alternative fuel when possible, utilizing solar dehydrators, bicycle powered blender and wheatgrass juicer and educating about organic land stewardship practices.

 Current Events

 

Free Wild Plant Hikes: Call 970-247 8395 for more information

Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30pm 

 
Wild Plant Foraging Weekend - July 5th - 7th
  • Come spend an experientail weekend exploring the wild abundance of our local area.
  • We begin on Friday at 12:00 pm at the Turtle Cafe for lunch and then head to a hut up in the La Plata Mountains to deepen our knowledge about the edible and medicinal plants of our region.
  • We will spend our days meeting the plants out in the field, creating wild food meals, teas and medicines and sharing time by the fire telling stories and making music.
  • We will return back to Durango on Sunday afternoon.
  • Contact Katrina Blair at turtlelakerefuge@yahoo.com or call 970-247-8395
  • To register for the class visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-plant-foraging-weekend-tickets-61060272920
 
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - July 21@ 1:00pm Boulder, CO
This two hour class is hosted by Harliquin Gardens located at 4795 26th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Katrina Blair and Tyler VanGemert will be the teachers for the workshop.
Tyler will begin the class with a group movement exercise to center ourselves. Katrina will then give a short slide show to introduce you to some of the most common wild edible plants available.  We will finish with a plant walk around the garden center to meet first hand the wild foods and medicines in our backyards.
For more information visit:  www.harlequinsgardens.com
Or call  Harlequin Gardens at (303) 939-9403
 
 
Eagle Wild Plants and Mushroom Festival  - August 2nd - 3rd
 
Earth Tribe Festival, August 2nd - 4th held in the Durango area
Earth Tribe Fest is a three-day celebration of ancestral life skills.
 
Telluride Mushroom Festival - August 15th - 18th
 
Wild Harvest: Wild Edible Plants and Medicines 
with Deb Buck and Katrina Blair
 ~ 4 Tuesdays in Spetember - 3rd, 10th, 17th, and  24th, 2019
 ~ Suggested Donation for all 4 classes $111 or $33 Drop-In  
 ~ Contact turtlelakerefuge@yahoo.com for more details or call 970-247-8395
 
Katrina Blair's speaking events, classes and walkabouts will be updated as they are booked.  
Please email us at turtlelakerefuge@yahoo.com if you would like her to come to your area for a slide show, a wild food feast, a plant walk or multi-day wild food walkabout. 
 
 Meet some of the wild plants featured in the new book,  The Wild Wisdom of Weeds in an interview with John Kohler www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyDOFpltFVk and receive a packet of seeds of the 13 wild ones when ordering a book.
 

introduction_video.jpgWild Food Cafe in Durango Colorado - Turtle Lake Refuge - video from Markus Rothcranz

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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