The Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm, is an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place. This film ignites the green spark within us to live sustainably and to appreciate, cherish and protect our world.

Meigs County, Ohio, in the foothills of Appalachia, is the home of renowned herbalist Paul Strauss. Paul has rehabilitated land left bare by strip mines and has helped to create the United Plant Savers Sanctuary to preserve endangered medicinal plants. He is visited by herbalists from all over the world and holds classes on his 300-acre organic farm. Paul’s vision and transformational leadership have attracted like-minded people to purchase land in the area. These tracts of farms are joined together by a community walking trail that has turned into an eco-tourist destination called “The Talking Forest Medicine Trail.”

Paul is a charismatic person with wonderful stories to tell and has been referred to as a walking encyclopedia of plants. This feature length documentary speaks to a man’s passion for nature and his marriage to the earth.  The film asks in an honest way, for viewers to rethink their own energy use practices and become part of the energy solution instead of part of the problem.

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Pam BaroneTwo people I've been able to meet that had a galvanic effect on my life, Paul Strauss and Gordon MacKenzie. Spending time with these two people was a lightning strike of awareness about how one person can make a difference.2   ·  4 weeks ago

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