In 1914 a small laboratory, not much bigger than the size of the Criddle-Vane Homestead just south of CFB (Canadian Forces Base 35 km east of Brandon, Manitoba) Shilo. The little laboratory was the first entomology lab in Western Canada. It was here that the world-renowned entomologist Norman Criddle studied all manner of insects. Norman was a poor farm boy who loved to explore the natural world. His detailed paintings of prairie flowers and butterflies won him recognition with the science community in Eastern Canada and launched his career almost 100 years ago. While an outstanding entomologist, who corresponded and traded insect specimens with scientists around the world, Norman struggled to make ends meet. His superiors in Ottawa begrudgingly paid the one hundred and fifty-one dollars to build the laboratory but would not pay the additional fourteen dollars for the concrete floor. It was another era.
The Criddle-Vane Homestead became a Mecca for scientists of all stripes. They came great distances to study prairie plants, animals and insects at the homestead. Norman worked as an entomologist until his death in 1933. He is buried in the little cemetery at the homestead. But entomologists and other scientists still come to pay homage to Norman and study the flora and fauna. Because of the records that Norman, and his brothers and sisters kept, the homestead is a unique and invaluable site to study such things as climate change and specie changes over time.
These beautiful illustrations of various Farm Weeds used on our packaging were painted in water color by Norman Criddle. I am proud to be related to Norman and in his honor have incorporated his work into our line of natural products for you to enjoy in more ways than one… naturally!
The Line consist of Castile Bath Gels & Body Lotions in an assortment of popular fragrances such as Apricot, Grapefruit~Orange, Lavender, Fiori, Neroli & Rose. Packaged in 500ml size and mini-sets of 60ml’s which makes great gifts for just about any occasion and also suitable for traveling.
Office / Factory / Retail Outlet
SABU-SABU Natural Life Style Products
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V. B. International (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
174 Moo 1, Bor Pu Soi 2, Chotana Road
Tambol Donkaeo, Amphur Maerim
Chiang Mai 50180
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I recently I ordered the new Organic Eye and Organic Argan Face Cremes which have helped to nourish and plump my overly dry skin.
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