宁静的花园

By 佩吉·布莱恩

With an email address of treemomma, it’s obvious that trees are important to me!  What’s more important is seeing the rich beauty and gentle comfort that trees bring to home sites, 学校和社区.  通过Greenscape, 我很荣幸每年都能参加很多种植活动, 通过我们家的树木农场, 我已经帮助组织了几个社区改善项目.  我想,所有这些都对我的生活产生了如此持久的影响, 甚至比那些种了树的人还要多.  

One of the best projects was the 宁静的花园 we created at Gateway, 恢复的步骤, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation residential facility on Stockton Street.  住在一个以前已经不存在的假日酒店里, 专业护理是一流的, 环境严重缺乏.  这是可以理解的, 作为一个非盈利实体, we had few funds available for landscape; the large open interior courtyard (an acre+) was mostly a neat, 贫瘠的土地上有三棵边缘的老树.

通过社区的大力支持, 我们把那块土块变成了一棵宁静的树, shrub and people friendly urban oasis that says to clients and staff alike – you matter; life is hard, 但未来确实是有希望的.  The 17 large oak trees that line the serpentine walkway where mothers stroll their babies, 客户进行健身锻炼, 导师和家庭成员与客户互动, 改变了整个设施的感觉吗.  这不会改变专业护理的本质, but greatly enhances the physical counterpart and more adequately reflects the overall quality.

花园完工后不久,一位居民拦住了我. 她说:“在我的一生中从来没有一个花园……直到现在。.  每天早晨,我坐在树下,享受一种从未有过的宁静.“一棵树能带来多么大的改变,在各个层面上都是多么大的祝福!