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My Sacred Place


Healing Garden at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

The garden incorporates benches, a water feature with fish, a sensory garden, a medicinal herb garden and secluded activity areas with specialized gardening tools, trellises, arbors and planters.

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Fred Smith

It’s not every day that you mail someone a 208-page book, they read it, and then they call you up to say, “I’m in.” But this is exactly what happened with Fred Smith, Director, Stringfellow Health Fund Grants at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. A copy of our book, Open Spaces, Sacred Places, first...

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