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).
Katrina Blair will be at the 2016 Dandelion Festival at the Durango Rotary Park on May 7th. This event will run from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will celebrate Spring Beltane, honey bees, organic parks, local food, dandelion beverages, music, dancing, community and much more!
Katrina Blair will co-lead a 100 hour intensive certification course with hands-on instruction focusing on an integration of wild-edible and medicinal plants and sustainable living practices at Turtle Lake Refuge. The course is taught 7/22- 7/31 by a team of experienced teachers and additional local permaculture activists. Suggested donation is $1288 which includes all instruction, food and lodging. For questions, please email [email protected]