The Burdock Fund
Conserving Land, Empowering Women
The Burdock Fund provides education and mentorship to disenfranchised women to create empowerment and financial autonomy using land stewardship and conservation as a model.
We guide women who are ready to take the next steps to alleviate poverty, isolation, poor health, or trauma through our comprehensive two year program. Economic empowerment becomes attainable as a woman begins to heal complex trauma patterns that have blocked her from reaching her goals. Providing her with practical tools and sustainable approaches helps ensure effective, long term change. Helping these women has far reaching implications for her family and community as well. Women begin to understand that by stewarding a fragile ecosystem, it is returned to a state of stability and robustness. Applying these same principles to their own lives, women find sustainable empowerment and can thrive.
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.
We collaborate with each woman to create the program that meets her individual needs and goals. The one on one mentorship and curriculum is designed to transform self-limiting patterns. Our 2 year program is intended for those who are ready to shift patterns of dysfunction that prevent them from recovering from past circumstances and living their best lives.
After graduation from our program, recipients mentor other women. This further supports our graduates and cultivates a network of women helping women become all they can be.
Land conservation as a model for this work provides safe sanctuary for women in which to heal and grow. The interdependence and cycles of balance in the forest ecosystem provide our model for women to create healthy relationships and balance in their own lives.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)