The three are:
- Fred Smith, Director of Grants and Partnerships at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, and member of our Board, who is being awarded together with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama for their Sacred Place initiative, which is responsible for 15 new Sacred Places across 9 counties served by the foundation. Among the sites of these new Sacred Places: an HBCU, a low-income housing facility, a Civil Rights trail, and a cultural center honoring the Cherokee Nation.
- Teresia Hazen, horticultural therapist and coordinator of gardens at Legacy Health Systems in Oregon; and Firesoul of A Nature Place at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland; she is being recognized for her work with Legacy Health Therapeutic Gardens Program (LTGP), which includes A Nature Place, a Sacred Place created as part of the National Nature Sacred Awards Program.
- Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix – and long-time collaborator of Nature Sacred; Florence’s work to help advance and mainstream ideas around nature’s restorative benefits, and to further the health and nature movement, earned her a 2020 SHIFT Award.