During the early summer months of the COVID pandemic, community members in my hometown sought refuge in the beautiful gardens at BAYarts, the non-profit arts organization where I work. The gardens provided a welcome relief for weary residents seeking solace in nature and also the opportunity to safely reconnect with others. However, the notion of … Continue reading BAYarts to Create a Sensory Garden
The weather in Northeast Ohio has been incredible this spring. Temperatures have been in the 70's, with cool nights and just enough rain to keep everything green. Mother Nature delivered another picture-perfect day for the 10th annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights garden tour, hosted by the Shaker Heights Historical Society. The "Garden City" The … Continue reading The City of Shaker Heights: Going green can be gorgeous!
The next time our leaders plan to discuss important issues that affect all of humankind… maybe they should meet in the garden. Throughout the ages, its virtues have proven to be common ground that everyone can agree on. So, what is the common denominator that brings us to the garden? I believe that connecting with … Continue reading In the Garden: A Universal Sanctuary for the Body, Mind and Spirit