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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

A Nature Place – Portland, OR

2801 N Gantenbein Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

The 6,500-square-foot garden is located on a second floor terrace of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – a Level 1 Trauma/Center. Connected to the Cardiovascular ICU, Family Birth Center and family waiting rooms, the garden is available 24/7 to all hospital patients, visitors and employees. Overlooking the 18-year-old children’s garden, the new garden benefits from a canopy of mature trees, shrubs and a unique treetop nature experience.


  • Healing and Restorative Garden


Teresia Hazen,


Brian Bainnson, ASLA

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    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

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    410 Severn Avenue,
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    Annapolis, MD

    Tel: 410.268.1376

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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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