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Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens, when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College, where she graduated with a biology degree. In 1997, she completed an MA from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA, in holistic health education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the connections between personal health and wild lands. She has taught sustainable living practices through John F. Kennedy University, San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She teaches internationally at retreats, festivals, and educational and healing events. She is also the author of a self-published cookbook, Local Wild Life: Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep (2009).

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February 7th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Local Wild Living Soil Program

Location: 848 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO, 81301 | Authors: Katrina Blair

This three-month program (Feb 7-April 26, 2017) is a deep exploration of wild edible and medicinal plants, living food nutrition, permaculture design and holistic health. It is an experiential journey of internal and external health. We will cover practical applications of topics including: harvesting wild foods for our daily diet, creating simple to gourmet living food recipes, making herbal medicines, building solar dehydrators, learning about soil mycology, making cultured and fermented recipes, as well as integrating holistic practices into our daily lives. Each morning begins with a centering movement practice such as yoga, tai chi or meditation. The program dives into healing modalities such as natural therapeutics, Eastern philosophies, and detoxification cleanses. It will prepare students to be competent as local, wild, and living food chefs, to offer education on nutrition and holistic health, to lead wild food identification and medicinal preparation workshops, to practice permaculture design, to integrate healing modalities and incorporate deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

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