Exciting New Programs: Three Roods Farm joins Back Track to Nature

Exciting New Programs: Three Roods Farm joins Back Track to Nature

by Karen Page

Warm weather has arrived in Michigan, we are hearing spring peepers and wood frogs, red wing blackbirds. The dandelions, stinging nettles and wild strawberries along the trail are beginning  to rise. The spirit of inspiration is in the air and it is good to be alive! Are you curious? Do you like to wander through forest and field? Is your mind begging to learn a ‘new thing’?

Join us and experience Nature and be inspired! Back Track To Nature will offer programs on two of Lapeer Land Conservancy properties plus Three Roods Farm and the Tibbits Nature Sanctuary both located in Columbiaville. You might like to learn about Organic Gardening, Permaculture Design, Water Harvesting, Square Foot Gardening, Agroforestry, Land Stewardship, Nature Photography, Nature Writing, Meditation, Juice Fasting and Wild Edible Plants.

We offer environmental education programs for scouts, seniors, home-schoolers, garden clubs, youth groups, retreats and other special interest groups. We can tailor programming to fit your specific needs.

May 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016            Three Roods Farm         4pm – 6pm

Agroforestry with Dr Greg Kruszewski

Join us on Three Roods Farm and learn about agroforestry, a practice

using the benefits of harvestable trees or shrubs grown among or around crops as a means of preserving and enhancing productivity of the land. Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 14, 2016   Tibbits Nature Sanctuary    10am – 12pm

Wild Tea Party with Gina Delisi

Join us as we explore, locate and identify plants in the wild, then we will

make blended teas and taste treats from the wild too. Dress for the weather and bring your sense of adventure! Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 16, 2016      Tibbits Nature Sanctuary   10am – 12pm

Solar for your Home with Clark Tibbits

Join us for a tour of the energy efficient features of the Tibbits home which include passive solar design, attached greenhouse, solar electric panels and solar water heating. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 16, 2016    Tibbits Nature Sanctuary   12pm – 2:30pm

Introduction to Juice Fasting with Robin Mallor and Brandy Beck

Join us for a juice lunch and learn about types of juices even you can create from natural ingredients. Donations accepted.

Monday, May 16, 2016  Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Natural Building with Deanne Bednar of the Strawbale Studio

Join us for an introduction to Natural Building to learn what materials are needed, reed collection and thatching demonstration.

Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.

Thursday, May 19, 2016    Three Roods Farm               12pm – 2pm

All About Fasting with Robin Mallor

Join us and learn how to begin a juice fast. We will discuss and demonstrate types of fasts, includes a juice lunch. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 21, 2016  Sutherland Nature Sanctuary  8am – 10am

Bird Hike with Fred Townsend

Join us for the first bird hike of the season at the beautiful Sutherland Nature Sanctuary.  We will take a leisurely walk through field, forest and visit the wetland to enjoy a variety of bird species. Bring binoculars and water. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.

Saturday, May 21, 2016       Tibbits  Nature Sanctuary    8am – 9am Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor

Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing the mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary.

Monday, May 23, 2016       Three Roods Farm                  1pm – 3pm

Writing in Nature with Persephone Rivka

Join us for journal writing and build your skills in observation and writing

using our natural world as our source of inspiration.We will meet each month beginning in May through August. Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.

Thursday, May 26, 2016     Tibbits  Nature Sanctuary      8pm – 9pm

Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor

Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary. Bring your own water.

Saturday, May 28, 2016     Tibbits Nature Sanctuary     1pm – 3pm

Death Cafe with Robin Mallor RN

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion with end-of-life concerns. Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” This is an opportunity to express feelings and ideas about death in a supportive environment.  We will meet at Tibbits Nature Sanctuary entrance, located on Columbiaville Road and walk the trails  Bring your own water. Donations accepted.  Reservations are necessary.

Volunteers, we want you! We are always looking for volunteers to help with any number of tasks at our Nature Sanctuaries. Volunteers are essential as we continue to increase wildlife populations, wetlands habitats and prairies. Bring your friends, your co-workers and volunteer as a group. If you have an area of expertise you could share with us or if your only available occasionally, we would love your help too.

Please complete the registration form at Lapeer Land Conservancy or call 810-969-1023.


The BTTN eNewsletter is emailed once per month. Photo by Karen Page on the land of the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary.

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