2020 Creative Conversations
Best Tasting Wild Foods of Colorado
Friday, February 21
2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Katrina Blair will introduce you to some of her favorite foods and medicines found in the backcountry of Colorado. You will learn how to identify the wild plants and utilize them in some basic recipes. When we open the door to learning about the local abundance found right outside in our backyards, we often experience a new type of wealth in terms of personal health and a deeper connection to our home.
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to embrace a wild foods diet. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. 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 includes a wild local living foods café, sustainable education center, and community farm. Katrina teaches permaculture and wild edible and medicinal classes locally and globally. She is author of several books, including Local Wild Life: Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep and The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival.
About Turtle Lake Refuge
Our mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. We manifest this goal through promoting and practicing sustainable practices. 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 abundance available in our area, providing local microgreens for the public schools, restaurants and stores, biking or driving on alternative fuel when possible, utilizing solar dehydrators, bicycle powered blender and wheatgrass juicer and educating about organic land stewardship practices.