Our Community Sanctuary
Our vision for a Community Nature Sanctuary is for us all to be able to share in the magic and peace of nature with the added joy of coming together to socialize, play, learn and rejuvenate in a safe, beautiful, outdoor space. We are partnering with the Community Nature Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit to protect urban forests and offer service-learning opportunities and volunteer work parties for environmental restoration. We also hold seasonal celebrations and events to build community and connection with nature, which we believe improves our overall health and well-being.
Healthy parents are the foundation for happy children and a better tomorrow. It is important to prioritize self-care and nourish the body, mind, and soul. We offer various health and wellness workshops, 1-1 coaching, and other resources for parents in our community. Please get in touch if you are interested in any of this additional support.
News & Events
Save Fern Gully Forest! A Mini Music Festival Fundraiser
On May 15th the Community Nature Foundation presented ‘Save Fern Gully Forest!’ an outdoor mini music festival at Fern Gully Forest School featuring a special performance by the Pine Hearts and a day of fun family-friendly activities.
This FUN-raiser event included a family yoga and sound healing class from 10 am to noon, face-painting, activities, and dance starting at 2 pm followed by an exciting line up of musicians and performers. There was a great raffle of goods and services donated by local artists and businesses, including Radiance Herbs & Massage, Pet Works, Rainy Day Records, Hand & Stone Massage, and the Captain Little Toy Store. The theme was in celebration of spring and the flower moon of May so bring your friends and flower crowns!
The yoga class and entrance to the festival are by donation to the Community Nature Foundation, a women's collective 501(c)3 charitable non-profit that focuses on protecting urban forests from development and collaborates on environmental education & community garden projects for building resiliency. Their primary project currently is to raise funds to Save Fern Gully Forest, which has been an unofficial community forest on the east side of Olympia for many generations. The two acres of beautiful mature forest are owned by a development company. For more information, please check out: www.communitynature.org