Thank you for visiting our botanical sanctuary page. We are fundraising to support the people of Ukraine and are raising desperately needed funds for GAIA ANIMAL SHELTER. This will allow them to continue giving critical care and much needed additional food for the animals in the shelter. And the many other animals that will become homeless during this crisis.
Can you imagine trying to survive while taking care of many homeless dogs and cats. Most volunteers are unavailable, and the city is under rampage. Yet, throughout the day, they are comforting, feeding, and walking these animals.
Please donate any amount. In addition, 10% of all online sales will go toward Gaia and the animals of KYIV. Thank you.
“Donation for the animal shelter in Kiev. Thanks for helping them during this dire time.” Peter”
“Donation to Ukraine Animal Shelter – thanks Kim for connecting us to that important cause.” Jessica
From Anna, founder of GAIA Animal Shelter 2/25/2022 “Every day is a quest for survival. Weapons shooting, it feels like a gamble. Whatever is meant to be will be. It is already helping to gain some peace of mind that help is out there for now.”
The Lakota Botanical and Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to wildlife protection and the preservation of endangered forest medicinal plants. Conservation of this 65 acre property is vital to the ecosystem in the our small corner of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Home to Moose, bear, bobcat, coyote, turkey, hawks, rare birds that have lost much of their habitat, and many other beautiful woodland creatures. We protect trillium, lady’s slipper, goldthread, solomon seal, gravel root, coltsfoot, boneset, blue cohosh, and black cohosh.
This land was purchased by us in 2016 and is an off-grid parcel, which is part of its special appeal. Offering retreats and herbal medicine, this is a healing land. Mayan Elder Nana Wilma from Guatemala has come to share her land healing rituals “The spirits of this land are very happy we have come.”
Kim has transformed the land to ensure the plants and animals here are safe. Also home to The Burdock Fund, a 501c3 in process to raise awareness and support for women’s empowerment and land conservation.
We honor animals as our esteemed guides and healers, just like the plants. In fact, we humans developed much of our knowledge of medicinal plants by observing how animals used them! Lakota (pictured here with Kim) played a huge role in the realization of this shop, and of our sanctuary. He taught so many people to truly see animals for who they are…our teachers. Beings deserving of respect, full of wisdom and light.
We have a deep commitment to protecting animals, we of course never test our products at the shop on animals, and we nurture the Lakota Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary in an act of reciprocity.
You are welcome to come to the sanctuary by appointment and for events offered here.
Please consider a donation to support our efforts for this beautiful property, and the animals, plants and healing work that takes place here. You may donate below.