From our sanctuary to yours...

Mother Earth! 


First name / Friend,, we all know that Earth Day is not just a day but a way…a way to act locally while thinking globally, a way to give back to a planet that has given us so much, and a way to protect and support the land, air, water, creatures and people we share this amazing world. While the Earth can feel SO big, it becomes very small when we consider the impact each of our actions make on a daily basis. As our dear friend Jane Goodall says, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” 


We know it isn't always easy and that's why we're here to help. May our sanctuary tips, classes, resources and nuggets of inspiration provide a little guidance along the way as we all navigate a better world ahead - together. 

Jenny Hubbard

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 Friends, we got you covered!

The Buzz on Bees

You don't need to be a professional beekeeper to know that these incredible creatures are the most important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. This means they help other plants grow, and without them many of the food sources we enjoy would be gone. Fourth generation beekeeper, Peter Ferreira of Ferreira Homestead & Apiary, shares some interesting facts on the bees we all love and the best ways to care for them. Here's a hint…dandelions anyone?

 Animals, we got you covered!

Simple changes save lives…

Animals have an innate ability of living in harmony with the natural world. Unfortunately, humans have had a harder time and often create havoc on the very Earth and animals which they love. Sometimes it just takes a few simple changes to do a “world” of good.

  • The pandemic has effected more than just humans...wildlife is also suffering due to all the masks and gloves littered in the environment. If you wear disposable masks, be sure to cut the loops to prevent animals from becoming fatally tangled. Better yet, reusable masks are a much more sustainable alternative, and they help slow the buildup of disposable masks in our landfills and waterways.
  • Pets and other animals are more vulnerable than people to toxins in and around the home. Due to their smaller size, animals are closer to carpets, garage floors, lawns and restricted spaces which may harbor chemical and pesticide residues. Whenever possible try to avoid lawn fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, de-icing salts, antifreeze, ammonia and other house cleaning chemicals, and mothballs. 
  • It's a fact...discarded fishing lines and hooks can seriously harm or kill wildlife. Want to make a difference? While visiting lakes or beaches, help nature's creatures by picking up litter, fishing line, balloons and other garbage. Just that simple act alone could save a life.


 Environment, we got you covered!

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Wonder Plants For The Environment









Silver Maple

Tulip Tree


White, Red, Ponderosa & Hispania Pines







 Inspiration, we got you covered!



 There's never been a better time to celebrate mom AND help Mother Earth! For only $35, you can honor her sage advice and years of thyme with a flowering herb perennial plant in the sanctuary's NEW herb pollinator garden. Order your Mother's Day tribute by May 3rd and she'll also receive a stunning artisan card acknowledging your gift and thoughtfulness...a keepsake for the ages celebrating her nurturing spirit.

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“The Earth is what we all have in common.” 

– Wendell Berry