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turtle_logo_transparent-square-small.pngMission Statement

Our mission is to celebrate the connection between

personal health and wild lands.

 We promote sustainable practices honoring wild wisdom of nature and the health of the community. Examples of our work include growing, harvesting and preparing local, wild and living food through our Turtle Cafe open for lunch every Tuesday and Friday, educating about the great values of the wild edible and medicinal abundance available in our area, providing local microgreens and wild food products for the public schools, restaurants and stores and providing organic land stewardship throughout the Southwest through the project, Bee Happy Lands.

Current Events

We offer our gratitude to all the generosity over the years that makes us who we are. We have been gifted by so much generous volunteer service from our community. Because of this amazing support, we are able to continue to serve our community so well! We are so appreciative of all the generous efforts of so many people who have dedicated their time, their knowledge and their life force towards the health of body, community and earth. We are grateful

Thank you for participating in creating health for ourselves, our community and the planet! 


Turtle Cafe Lunch Days~ every Tuesday and Friday from 11:11am - 2:22pm year round!

Our cafe is in the back patio at 848 East 3rd Ave. in Durango.  Dine inside our greenhouse on cold days to enjoy the fresh oxygen from our growing microgreens or enjoy the sunshine out on the patio summer and winter.

We can deliver lunches! Please give us a call at 970-247-8395. 


For questions, please contact Katrina at turtlelakerefuge@yahoo.com or call 970-317-0988.

Katrina Blair's speaking events, classes and walkabouts will be updated as they are booked.  Please email us turtlelakerefuge@yahoo.com at 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. 



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