sanctuary lakota

botanical & wildlife

The Lakota Botanical and Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to protecting wildlife and preserving endangered forest medicinal plants.

The sanctuary is one facet of The Burdock Fund. The Burdock Fund provides assistance to women through education that promotes well-being rooted in herbalism and connection with nature.  Our objective is to provide women with a safe and secure environment to learn practical strategies and sustainable life skills that help them thrive. 


Conservation of this 65-acre botanical sanctuary is vital to the ecosystem in our small corner of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Home to Moose, bears, bobcats, coyotes, turkeys, 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, black cohosh and many more.


Offering retreats and herbal medicine, this is a healing land that your purchases at The Little Herb Shoppe support.
The Burdock Fund is further supported by community donations. Consider donating below.


Please note that we are in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status.


We have transformed the land to ensure the plants and animals here are safe and thrive. We have a deep commitment to protecting the Lakota Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary as an act of reciprocity.


We honor animals and plants as our esteemed guides and healers. In fact, we humans developed much of our knowledge of medicinal plants by observing how animals used them!


You are welcome to come to the sanctuary by appointment and for retreats offered here.


Consider a donation to support the restorative work that takes place here.

sanctuary lakota botanical & wildlife