Katrina Blair of the Turtle Lake Refuge will be gifting us with her presence at UNIFY FEST in Santa Fe discussing The Wild Wisdom of Weeds. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds highlights 13 common plants found across the globe and their essential benefits for human survival. Katrina will present a slide show with descriptions of their uses, recipes and stories to inspire integration of these wild foods and medicines into daily life. This lively presentation will include songs and a dandelion lemonade for the audience to share while honoring the valuable resource these plants offer to human health and regeneration of the lands of planet earth.
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. Turtle Lake Refuge is a wild harvested, locally grown and living foods café and sustainable education center for the community. Katrina teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal classes locally and globally. She is author of a book titled “Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” and “ The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” published by Chelsea Green 2014.