"How Can I find Walk in Beauty - Living Outside?"
Eustace wrote that manual while in college and unfortunately has yet to get it published. We are eagerly looking forward to it being available as there has been a great deal of interest from the public. As soon as the book becomes available, it will be boldly announced on our website. In the meantime, there are several informational and instructional videos available for purchase at Turtle Island. There is also a documentary movie made about his life, "Full Circle: a life story of Eustace Conway." All available online at turtleislandpreserve.com
"Why is it called Turtle Island?"
It is named after the Native American legend that a great turtle rose up out of the waters after the world was flooded and made the decision to support life's creatures on it's back. American Indians call the earth "turtle island" and so we call our tract of land "Turtle Island Preserve" for we are an earth preserve. In the figurative sense, we are an island of wilderness in a sea of development and destruction.
"Can I drop in to Turtle Island for a visit?"
Because we are a fully functioning farm, nature preserve, and home to Eustace and others, we can only take visitors by appointment. Plan your visit by contacting us as far in advance as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts and to allow us to adequately prepare for your arrival. Please do not show up unannounced expecting to tour the preserve. Taking a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Eustace (offered year-round) allows you to see much more of the Turtle Island community than you would on foot. Call or email to schedule yours today!
"Can I bring my dog when I visit?"
Turtle Island is home to abundant wildlife & domestic livestock, as well as 5 pet dogs. To avoid disturbances (even if your pet is well behaved) we kindly ask that you leave Fido at home or with a friend. If there is absolutely no way that you can come without your K9 companion, special arrangements will need to be made. Please call ahead and wait for a confirmation return call from a Turtle Island staff member who will direct you. Any dog on the preserve needs to be leashed and under the control of its owner at all times.