“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 

John Muir

Our vision is to create a healing garden which gives members of the community an urban greenspace to heal from violent events in their lives. For some that may mean quiet reflection or brushing their hands across scent-filled plants, others are welcome to volunteer in the garden and get their hands dirty. Our intentional garden designs will be focused on:

a reflection garden to sit and relax

a sensory garden to excite the mind with scents, texture, and colors

seating areas for peaceful observation of the garden

a beautifully designed walkway to stroll

sculptural elements promoting healing

In addition to being a welcoming garden for the public, Eli’s Garden of Healing plans to produce and support a range of violence healing and reduction programming. We welcome the opportunity to partner and engage with other local community groups and nonprofits.

As resources are determined and we have a firm design plan, our next action item will be to create a wish list of items we will seek donations for. Donations can be made in the form of funding, material donations, and/or volunteer time in the garden.

To learn more about topics related to violence, nature-centric healing, and updates on our healing garden, please check out our scrolling collection of blog posts which will be updated periodically.

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