Loading Events

Green Drinks: Protecting Vermont’s Ecosystem – Backyard Strategies for Corridor Conservation

May 30 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening with Emily Ruff of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary. Emily will share stories from the Sanctuary in the Orange Uplands and the work to protect an 80,000 acre high priority wildlife corridor, sensitive watershed, and rare plant communities. Through these examples, she’ll highlight ways each of us – whether stewarding a forest or a small backyard – can implement strategies that support the protection of greater corridor ecosystems.

Emily Ruff is the director of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, a center in Orange Vermont founded in 1987 to foster opportunities for conservation, education, and healing. A practicing herbalist and educator for over twenty years, Emily relocated from Florida to Vermont in 2018 to continue the legacy of her mentor, Rosemary Gladstar. Faced with growing threats due to climate change and development, Sage Mountain’s mission is to protect and restore the highly biodiverse habitat we steward, advocate for conservation of adjacent wilderness corridor, and curate hands-on, multi-disciplinary educational programs focused on earth stewardship and personal wellness.


Learn more about our events.