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- http://animacenter.org/blog/?p=2466. 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.
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: