“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

We envision a future where violence is replaced with compassion, understanding, and healing.

Our healing garden will stand as a symbol of hope; a place where survivors find solace and strength in their journey to reclaim their lives. By offering support, resources, and a nurturing environment, we strive to build a community that rejects violence and promotes empathy, fostering a world where every individual can thrive without fear.

Our intentional design process will be centered around transforming a former WWII-era Winchester Repeating Arms test firing range at DeNicola Park in Hamden, Connecticut into a healing garden incorporating a sensory garden, seating areas, beautifully designed walkways and trails, & sculptural elements promoting healing.

In addition to working to create a welcoming garden for the public, Eli’s Garden of Healing produces and supports a range of violence healing and prevention programs for the community. We welcome the opportunity to partner and engage with other local community groups and nonprofits.

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