Friday, June 17, 2011

Wallow Fire and the Anima Center Emergency Fund

As I'm sure many of you have heard, there is a horrific and huge human caused wildfire burning in the White Mountains of Arizona, spreading into New Mexico.  If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know of my close relationship over many years to the folks at the Anima Center.  They are a pillar of strength in the herbal community, offering the amazing Plant Healer Magazine, putting on the best new herb conference in the country, the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, and serve countless other folks in their quests for wholeness, healing, connection with the land and wildness- and have given me countless untold gifts, lessons, and love over the years.

This fire is inching nearer by the day to their precious and wild retreat center and botanical sanctuary, and they are doing everything in their power to protect their hand built homestead and guest dwellings, including fitting a pump to bring water from the river to keep their living area damp in the face of the encroaching fire.  
Here's their latest update-    This effort, though grand and infinitely valuable  will not stop the fire from burning through 30 years of riparian restoration work on this sanctuary land should it reach them.  My heart is breaking to think of that precious and powerful place that held me for so many years in such peril.

They have set up an emergency fund by donations to help them finance both the protective measures for their homestead and the repair, rebuilding, restoration and healing work they do for the sanctuary and the community they live in should the need arise.

the work these people do is absolutely invaluable and immeasurable, both personally, and for the herbal community, and in our world in these times of change.
 Please, from the bottom of my heart, consider making a donation to their emergency fund, no matter how small it might be.
I have nothing to spare right now, yet still found a way to give, even just a small donation. I know that every dollar counts, and every day counts.  This needs to get to them ASAP to make the difference in the preservation of their home.

Donations to the Anima Emergency Fund can be made at:

1 comment:

Aquarian Bath said...

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