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Mission Statement

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

We are inspired to promote and practice sustainable ways of living honoring wild nature and the evolution of community. 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 and medicinal abundance available in our area, providing local microgreens for the public schools, restaurants and stores and educating about organic land stewardship practices through our project Bee Happy Lands.

Current Events


Durango Thanksgiving Farmers Market 

Saturday, November 20th 9am -1pm. Held at the TBK parking lot between 8th and 9th Street in Durango.  For more information please visit: http://www.durangofarmersmarket.com/


Thanks Giving to the Earth

A Free Offering of Wild Food Treats and Blessings

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Wednesday 2pm - 4pm 

November 24th, 2021

Meet at Junction Creek Trailhead


Grow your own Microgreens Class

Just in time for winter!  Hands-on workshop with Kelly Bradsher to learn how to plant microgreens in your own home. It is an empowering skill to be able harvest fresh greens for salads and juices all winter long. Fresh is best!

~Tuesday, December 7th 

~5:30pm - 7:00pm

~Held at Turtle Lake Refuge Cafe 848 East 3rd Ave Durango

~For more information call 970-247-8395

~Snacks and Juice Provided

~Suggested Donation $22

~ Register for class at Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-your-own-microgreens-class-tickets-210107265487


Holiday Raw Dessert Making Class

Learn how to make simple delicious dessert recipes in this experiential culinary class with Karen Tracey and Kelly Bradsher.

~ Tuesday, December 21

~ 5:30pm - 7:00pm

~Held at Turtle Lake Refuge Cafe 848 East 3rd Ave

~ Suggested Donation $33


Free Turtle Cafe Lunch Days~

January 11, 2022 (1-11-22) and February 22nd, 2022 (2-22-22)

Any time the dates of November 11 (11-11) or January 11th (1-11) or February 22 (2-22) fall on a Turtle Tuesday or Frog Friday.... Our Turtle Cafe Lunch is a free offering to our community to say Thank you!

Thank you for all the amazing years of support and joy and celebration of local wild and living foods! Thank you for participating in creating health for ourselves, our community and the planet!  Thank you for being alive and connecting to the vital life force of nature's wisdom!

Come Celebrate with us!  January 11th, 2022 is also our 22nd Anniversary! 

Join us for a delicious free lunch made of amazing local wild and living foods!  

In deep appreciation, the turtles

Katrina Blair's speaking events, classes and walkabouts will be updated as they are booked.  Please email us at info@turtlelakerefuge.org 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. 
Tickets to our upcoming events, when available, can be purchased on our EventBrite: http://turtlelakerefuge.eventbrite.com



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