Katrina Blair

Turtle Lake Refuge

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating 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 a M.A. 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 is a wild harvested, locally grown, and living foods café, microgreen growing operation, and sustainable education center for the community. She founded Bee Happy Lands in 2008 as a service project to provide organic land stewardship and regeneration for public and private lands across the state of Colorado. Katrina teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal classes locally and globally. She is author of a book titled “Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” published in 2009 and “The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” published by Chelsea Green 2014.