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Check out our Nature Sacred Network—a mighty alliance of our most active Sacred Places. Feel free to browse this listing and explore their spaces, virtually. For more, check out our Nature in Action blog series to see what kinds of things are happening in an ongoing basis.
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4th Street City Park

4th Street and Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.annapolis.gov/

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Jib Edwards

This Sacred Place is nestled within a street-end park that was in dire need of an updated design and renovation. Not only is it a quiet place for contemplation, it is also an environmentally proactive rain garden; a model for all Annapolis street end parks. Features include plants designed to capture and filter the run-off...

A Nature Place | Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

2801 N Gantenbein Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

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Teresia Hazen

The 6500 square foot suspended green space is connected to the Family Birth Center as well as the Cardiovascular ICU and family waiting rooms; and is accessible round-the-clock to all hospital patients, visitors and employees. It was designed to accommodate a wide range of physical conditions and abilities and needs. Among its four-seasons array of...

A Wider Circle in partnership with Sibley Plaza

1140 North Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.awidercircle.org/sibley.html

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Liz Anne Ganiban

In a neighborhood where the dome of the U.S. Capital can be seen just blocks away, there live 250 low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities struggling to meet their basic needs of food, housing, adequate health care and human dignity. With a grant to A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end...

Advocates for the Survivors of Torture and Trauma (now closed)

431 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

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The Healing Garden at ASTT, one of 140 accredited torture survivor treatment centers worldwide, is firmly anchored in the area of holistic healing for a unique community of users. ASTT serves torture survivors from more than 38 countries and cultures, helping victims find inner strength and nurturing a sense of hope through counseling and programs...

Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

2424 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
http://amazinggracelutheran.org/blog/

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Pastor Gary Dittman

Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and The McElderry Park Community joined together to create Amazing Port Street, a project on a mission to build community and nurture life through creating a Sacred Community Commons for Healing and Peace in the heart of the community. The space includes community gardens, gardening education and activities, youth art,...

American Geophysical Union (TNC/TKF Site)

American Psychological Association

10 G Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2008/10/green-roof.aspx

Please note: The green roof is located on a building APA owns next door. Be sure to go to 10 G Street NE, and not to the APA address you find online.

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Katelynn Wiggins

In 2008 a 3,000-square-foot green roof garden and rooftop labyrinth opened for public use on the roof of the American Psychological Association’s downtown Washington, D.C. building. The APA, which has 115,000 members, worked in partnership with the World Resources Institute, a building tenant, in the creation and implementation of this innovative project. This is considered...

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
http://www.avam.org

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Rebecca Hoffberger

As a featured enhancement to the American Visionary Art Museum’s existing meditation and sculpture garden, TKF partnered with AVAM to add a cascading and illuminated, water fountain wall – complete with multiple, humorous, carved stone heads, each spouting water – created by visionary elder artist, Ted Ludwiczak. TKF also supplied a prisoner-made contemplation bench, equipped...

Annapolis Maritime Museum

133 Bay Shore Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.amaritime.org/

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Located on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, where Back Creek meets the Severn River, the Sacred Space at the Annapolis Maritime Museum is a lovely spot to sit and watch the sailboats head out for the races. Surrounded by a lovely garden tended by museum volunteers, the Sacred Space lies between the museum’s two...

Annapolis Waterworks Park

260 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.ci.annapolis.md.us/government/city-departments/recreation-and-parks/parks-and-trails/waterworks-park

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The Annapolis Waterworks Park is a passive recreational facility operated by the Annapolis Department of Recreation and Parks. This 500-acre park is situated one mile west of the Annapolis Mall, and is one of the few open-space resources in the area which provides the public with hiking trails, as well as places to picnic and...

Anne Arundel Medical Center

2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.askaamc.org/

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Briana Walsh

Located adjacent to the Meditation Center, the Healing Garden includes a meandering path of bluestone paving, along with a water feature that transitions from boulders to smoothly polished river stones. With a generous gift from Homestead Gardens, the Garden is filled with lush planting, presenting a holistic approach to healing. The Healing Garden offers a...

Arundel Community Development Services, Inc.- Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard

1103 Smithville Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://whbateslegacycenter.org/

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Lisa Lindsay-Mondoro

The ACDS is a nonprofit organization that directs redevelopment efforts in Anne Arundel County. The Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard is part of the overall Wiley H. Bates Redevelopment Project, which is restoring historic Wiley H. Bates High School, the only high school for African-American youth in Anne Arundel County from 1932 to 1965. The...

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org

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Nicole Fall

Located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore, Baltimore Clayworks exists to develop, sustain and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational and collaborative programs in ceramic arts. An integral part of our campus is our Nurturing Nature Outdoor Community Space. The outdoor community space is a place of respite and enjoyment for...

Baltimore Community Mediation Program

3333 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://communitymediation.org/

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Shantay Guy

Baltimore Community Mediation Program provides free mediation services, teaches conflict resolution skills, mobilizes volunteer community mediators and educates the public. By making mediation and other nonviolent conflict resolution strategies more accessible in Baltimore City, the Community Mediation Program reduces violence and interpersonal conflict and animosity while improving communication all across Baltimore City. This neighborhood desperately...

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

300 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
http://www.mybwmc.org/healing-garden

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Adrianne Carroll

The Healing Garden at Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Tate Cancer Center is a serene, peaceful and beautiful spot that hospital patients, visitors and employees can enjoy year-round. The 8,000-square-foot garden features brilliant flowers, several hillside gardens, a winding stream, benches and a rectangular reflecting pool. The garden also features hundreds of bricks, inscribed with names...

Bon Secours Spiritual Center

1525 Marriottsville Road,
Marriottsville, MD 21104
http://rccbonsecours.com/grounds-meditation/labyrinth/

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Rose Kurtz

The Bon Secours Labyrinth is the focal point of a one-acre sacred space surrounded by tall trees, plants, flowers and meditation benches. The Center is used by many diverse groups for meetings, seminars and conferences. The labyrinth at Bon Secours is based on the design of the eleven-circuit labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral...

Central Park Conservancy

830 5th Avenue 
New York, NY 10021
http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/ladies-pavilion.html

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Tucked inside the Park at West 77th Street is a beautiful, secluded and contemplative setting with extraordinary vistas of the Manhattan skyline to the South and the Ramble Woodlands to the East is the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park. The Ladies Pavilion Landscape was in need of refurbishment from the amount of visitors to the...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.cbf.org

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Willy Agee

“The project that started it all” – Inspiration Point. 1996 marked the first official TKF Sacred Space with a signature bench and journal, located at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. A long path canopied by vibrant trees, plants and flowers, leads to a destination point overlooking one of the many back creeks...

Chollas Creek Crossing

5106 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92105
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Chollas Creek Crossing was named by the community for its location at the crossroads of four neighborhoods in Southeastern San Diego.  Although low in income, these neighborhoods are rich in ethnic diversity, culture and tradition. Out of this strength of neighborhood character came their two-year campaign to turn a city creek parcel plagued by violence,...

Crispus Attucks Park

63 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://crispusattucksparkdc.org/about/

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John Corea

Twenty years ago, the property looked nothing like it does today. A burned out building and concrete and asphalt surfaces littered with abandoned cars would have greeted a visitor walking down the alley. Neighborhood residents worked together to reclaim the space and transform it into the community gem it is today.  Crispus Attucks Park is...

Franklin Square Hospital Center

9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
http://www.franklinsquare.org/

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Terri Zeman

Located in the Women’s Pavilion of the Franklin Square Hospital is a Memorial Loss Garden, the “Garden of Little Angels.” This garden serves as a place of solace and peace for patients and hospital staff as well as for parents, friends and family members who wish to honor the loss of a baby through miscarriage,...

Frederick Douglass Gardens, Inc.

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
http://www.nps.gov/frdo/

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Dianne Dale

The Gardens at Cedar Hill was conceived when Douglass’ mansion was placed on the list of 10 most endangered national parks. It provides lovely embellishment for the grounds and represents a show of support for the preservation of the legacy of a powerful community hero of international acclaim. It is a place to sit and...

Friends of Patterson Park

27 S. Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
http://pattersonpark.com/places-in-the-park/marble-fountain/

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Jennifer Arndt Robinson

Patterson Park is known to its urban neighborhoods as “the best back yard in Baltimore.” Surrounded on all sides by densely populated urban neighborhoods, this 137-acre park has been valued and loved by the southeast Baltimore community for generations. TKF played a major part in the restoration of the 1864 Marble Fountain located at the...

Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.govanspres.org/govanspres/

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Govans Presbyterian Church provides an accessible outdoor seven-circuit labyrinth that is open and available to both the church and the community on a year-round basis. The labyrinth is constructed from natural and living materials, and is part of the church’s effort to establish “holy space” in the midst of the surrounding city. The church often...

Green Spaces for DC 9/11 Memorial Groves

4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008 

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Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Forest Service conceived of a program – The Living Memorials Project – through which it would provide cost share grants to support the design and development of “lasting, living memorials to the victims of terrorism, their families, communities and the nation.” A coalition of partners...

Intersection of Change

Intersection of Change
1947 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
www.intersectionofchange.org

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Todd Marcus

Intersection of Change (formerly Newborn Holistic Ministries) is a community-based nonprofit focused on community development in west Baltimore. The organization is dedicated to providing programs that enrich the economic, social and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty related issues in the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton and surrounding communities. Work to date has resulted in significant neighborhood...

Jeremy’s Way Street End Park

End of Jeremy’s Way
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.themre.org/

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Jeremy’s Way Street End Park is tucked discreetly at the end of a walkway that naturally leads you into the sacred space filled with plants and a view of the Chesapeake Bay in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. The only sounds are those of nature. The space is a favorite among the local residents of...

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/

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Paula Teague

Through the creation of a labyrinth, the project reaches out to patients, staff and the community with a message of hope and healing, while offering an opportunity for relaxation and peace. This project unites the health care and spiritual care professions to help community members achieve healing and relaxation....

Juvenile Agency Volunteer Auxiliary (JAVA)

129 E. Main St
Unity Square
Elkton, MD 21921
http://www.cecildaily.com/news/article_a16ba43c-0e29-58b3-a301-7329b4698c87.html

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Giulia Hodge

Looking for new opportunities to counsel and support at-risk youth, JAVA has partnered with several community and civic organizations to envision and create a new town square at the centrally located courtyard of the Cecil County Courthouse. As an alternative to being assigned to the detention system, JAVA clients perform community service in the garden...

Kids on the Hill, Inc.

2117 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
http://www.newlens.info/about_new_lens.html

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Kids on the Hill is a community-based organization devoted to building and supporting relationships with youth and family. It engages young people in artistic and educational experiences that enable them to explore their potential while confronting and diminishing barriers of race, class, gender and age. Young people have created a unique sculpture garden to voice...

Landscapes of Resilience: Beach 41st Street Houses | Queens NY

38-20 Beach Channel Drive
Queens, NY 11691

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The Sacred Place at Beach 41st Street Houses in New York is the only community garden within the Nature Sacred Network. It had been a vital part of the community for more than two decades when it was suddenly destroyed in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy struck and devastated much of Queens. The garden’s 30 plots...

Landscapes of Resilience: Butterfly Garden & Overlook | Joplin MO

26th and Maiden Lane
Joplin, MO 64804

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Renae Reynolds

In May 2011, an EF5, mile-wide, multi-vortex tornado chewed through a large swath of Joplin, MO. In just 38 minutes, the tornado claimed 161 lives, injured 1150 others; it caused billions of dollars in damages, and left thousands of trees decimated, uprooted or maimed. Parts of the community were utterly devastated. In response, a special...

Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center

10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.annapolislighthouse.org/

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Lighthouse Ministries has served the homeless and disadvantaged in Anne Arundel County for more than 21 years. The Healing Garden, dedicated in 2010, is the embodiment of a rich collaborative partnership aimed at integrating communities and mending the spirit. Consistent with their mission to rebuild lives through service and compassion, Light House and its partners...

Marian House

949 Gorsuch Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://marianhouse.org/

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Katie Allston

The mission of Marian House is to nurture self-esteem and give troubled women the tools they need to realize their full potential. The Outdoor Sculpture Garden came into being as an outgrowth of the work of Marian House. Four 6 ½ foot tall female caryatids sculpted in marble are mounted on the front façade of...

Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup

7804 House of Correction Road
Jessup, MD 20794

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John Wolfe

The Garden of Reflection at the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup, Maryland, includes a meditative garden space that was envisioned and created by the inmates. It is bordered by a mini-arboretum of saplings that is tended by the inmates. All aspects combine for a powerful metaphoric image: the saplings will be transplanted into the communities...

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org/labyrinth

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Emily Kohlenstein

The centerpiece of Maryland Hall’s Founder’s Green is the labyrinth, which also features an artist’s circle, a majestic elm tree and benches for reflection. Maryland Hall’s labyrinth was constructed in 2002, and is a replica of that inlaid in the floor of Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral outside Paris. The Artist’s Circle sits on the...

Metropolitan Transition Center

954 Forrest Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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What was once a bleak, rubble-filled prison yard is now an expanded greenspace with two benches for reflection, flower beds and contemplative paths. TKF and several partners worked together to transform the prison yard at the same time of creating a Horticulture and Arts program at MTC. While earning Master Gardener certificates, inmates beautified a...

Mount Washington Preservation Trust, Inc.

Lochlea Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21209
http://www.miniarboretum.org/

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Dr. Mike Sherlock

What was once an abandoned, one-acre brown field where an apartment building once stood in northern Baltimore City is now the site of the Mt. Washington Arboretum. The site features over 250 yards of trails infused with hundreds of native plant species, as well as a interpretive signs, five seating arrangements, a tool shed with...

Mt Olivete (TNC/TKF Site)

National Park Foundation: Georgetown Waterfront Park

11 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
http://www.georgetownwaterfrontpark.org/2009/06/labyrinth/

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The Georgetown Waterfront Park is the vital last link that joins the 225 miles of public parkland along the Potomac River from the terminus of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, in Cumberland, Maryland, to historic Mt. Vernon, Virginia. The Citizens Association of Georgetown has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and TKF...

Naval Cemetery Landscape | Brooklyn NY

Williamsburg Street West between Kent Ave and Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Brian McCormick

The Sacred Place at Naval Cemetery was created as part of The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a much larger plan to transform unused space around Brooklyn Navy Yard into lush waterfront, and was a National Nature Sacred Awards grantee. Covering more than 1.5 acres, the space is the site of a former naval cemetery that held...

Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden

4414 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

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The Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden was planted on the grounds of St. Anthony of Padua Church in 2000. Since that time, the Garden has become a place of peace and healing for all who come to visit this sacred space. Over the years, the Garden has  continued to grow, so that as you stroll through...

Old Market House Square Park

2001 14th Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
http://www.stphilipanacostia.com/news/whatshappening.php

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Donald Cryer

Over the course of seven years, St. Philip’s Church has worked with an amazing array of organizations to bring their vision of community revitalization through the revitalization of a neighborhood park in the Anacostia Historic District. In the Spring of 2011, the groundbreaking was enthusiastically celebrated by all involved: The Anacostia Garden Club, Casey Trees,...

Providence Hospital

1150 Varnum Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
http://www.provhosp.org/

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Terri Bennett

Providence Hospital, a Catholic hospital located in Northeast Washington, D.C., was founded in 1861 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. At Providence Hospital, with its commitment to community care in a first-rate facility, more babies of poor mothers have been delivered than at any other hospital in the area. As the...

St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church

3305 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
http://www.stanthonyparish.org/content/about-us/garden/

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Lauren Goodsmith

Dedicated in 2005 and located behind St. Anthony’s Church is a community Peace and Remembrance Garden, enclosed on three sides by the church building and the rectory, providing individuals with an opportunity to nourish their souls in quiet meditation and contemplation. The garden also serves as a place for community gatherings of both the parish...

St. James Episcopal Church of Irvington

205 South Augusta Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

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With a focus on programming and hands on involvement, the neighborhood Youth ministry of St. James Mission Church, along with the greater Irvington community, worked to create a community peace park and labyrinth. The peace park is truly a grassroots effort that depended on the hard work of the surrounding community....

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane,
Bethesda, MD 20814
http://www.stlukesbethesda.org/labyrinth

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Sandra Bjork

In 1999, a small group of St. Luke’s parishioners gathered to explore their interest in labyrinth walking. Once they shared the calming experiences of walking the labyrinth with their fellow parishioners, interest in building a permanent outdoor labyrinth in connection with the Memorial Garden located on church grounds grew. The labyrinth design is based on...

St. Paul’s School

11152 Falls Road
Brooklandville, MD 21022
https://www.stpaulsschool.org/

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The St. Paul’s School is a K-12 college preparatory school located near Baltimore City. Here on the campus can be found a Community Labyrinth and Peace/Meditation Garden, important tools for students and the greater community to help in understanding how important quiet time is for maintaining a physically, mentally and spiritually balanced life. Both the...

Stadium Place – Thanksgiving Place Labyrinth

1000 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://www.gedco.org/

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Nichole Battle

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), TKF and the Baltimore community worked together to see this vision become a reality just in time for Thanksgiving 2006. GEDCO works in partnership with faith-based and community organizations to provide affordable housing, support services, food and emergency assistance to neighbors in need. Stadium Place, located in the Waverly neighborhood...

The Arc of Central Chesapeake

931 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.thearcccr.org/

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The Arc of Central Chesapeake Region, Inc. (The Arc) has created a decorative MaryLandscapes Sensory Garden designed for people with developmental disabilities, their families and the Annapolis community. The Arc property was transformed from a useless junk yard of old tires, concrete, blacktop, broken bottles, non-native trees and invasive plants, into a beautiful native garden....

The Arc of Prince George’s County

1401 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
http://www.thearcofpgc.org/

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Robin Bracey

TKF partnered with The Arc to complete three phases in creating a Sensory Garden. The garden creates a place of sanctuary for Arc staff and a place of opportunity to experience the healing power of nature for more than 75 individuals who have developmental disabilities. It is the first space that TKF helped to create...

The Childrens’ Peace Center, Inc.

4 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://thecathedral.ang-md.org/

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Tom Gamper

The Childrens’ Peace Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the spirit of peace within children and to enrich their lives through creative self-expression. A Childrens’ Peace and Memorial Garden at the Cathedral of the Incarnation was created in memory of children who have been killed each year in Baltimore City due to street...

The Green Road | Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889
http://tiih.org/what-we-do/build-healthy-communities/green-road-project/

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The Green Road was among the TKF Foundation’s National Nature Sacred Award winners. This space in particular is a first of its kind. Created from a forested piece of land bordering the military’s flagship hospital in Bethesda, MD, the purpose of The Green Road is to aid in the healing process of “wounded warriors” dealing...

The League for People with Disabilities, Inc.

1111 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21239
http://www.leagueforpeople.org/news/greenworks-building-strenths-people-disabilities

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David A. Greenberg

The League is a pivotal and pioneering agency founded in 1927 with a commitment to offering individuals with disabilities the opportunity to gain independence through a comprehensive continuum of services. A relaxing rain curtain, wide, gently-graded wheelchair accessible paths and entrances, raised beds and containers, sensory-stimulating areas selected for fragrance, texture and color, and adaptive...

The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center

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UMBC: Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
https://cadvc.umbc.edu/joseph-beuys-sculpture-park/

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Sandra Abbott

The idea being: By involving many community members, ideas will take root, and people will get themselves in motion to plant more trees and improve their communities in other creative and self-determined ways. In 2002, as part of the Tree Partnership, over 200 trees were planted among Patterson Park, Carroll Park and Wyman Dell Park,...

UMMS-Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute

2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
http://www.umrehabortho.org/patients/healinggarden

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Cheryl D. Lee

Kernan Hospital’s Healing Garden was made possible by the local staff, community volunteers and associations. 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. It was designed and constructed so that it could be used as...

University of Maryland, College Park

1101 Memorial Chapel
College Park, MD 20742
http://www.chapel.umd.edu/garden.php

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Marsha Guenzler-Stevens

Its concept originated in the students’ response to national tragedies, such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the terrorist attacks of September 11. As a way to try to process and understand such loss, students unconsciously gravitated to the spot, a soon-to-be sacred space in nature that was adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. The Garden...

UPenn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Stoner Courtyard

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Stoner Courtyard – In 1998, The Stoner Courtyard was part of the “Campaign for the East Wing”, the renovation plans for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Before renovation, the courtyard was claimed by parked cars and transient traffic, not allowing much pedestrian traffic to enjoy the outdoor space adjacent to the museum....

Village Learning Place

Village Learning Place
2521 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Liesje Gantert

The Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. It is our belief that libraries are not only a repository for books, but also serve as community centers focused on the personal and professional growth of their patrons....

Washington Parks and People – Marvin Gaye Park

Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE & Division Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019
http://www.washingtonparks.net/marvin_gaye_park

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Steve Coleman

Washington Parks & People has been a strong impetus behind the reclamation and revitalization of one of D.C.’s most historic and memorable parks. Formerly Watts Branch Park, Marvin Gaye Park is the longest continuous city park and creek in D.C. Since 2001, its decline from the previous decades has been turned around, cleaned up and...

Washington Parks and People – Meridian Hilltop Gathering Place

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.washingtonparks.net/meridian_hill

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Steve Coleman

Meridian Hill — an ancient Native American spiritual ground and the site of America’s first national park for the performing arts — has been dramatically reclaimed from crime and violence by its Washington, D.C. community. The Josephine Butler Parks Center, which sits atop Meridian Hill, is Washington’s “greenhouse” for celebrating and advancing once-forgotten green spaces...

Western Correctional Institution

Western Correctional Institute
7804 House of Correction Road
Jessup, MD 20794

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Mark Vernarelli

Whitman Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia

5232 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22207
http://www.whitman-walker.org/

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David Farner

A large and dedicated Healing Garden and Labyrinth task force has been working diligently to arrange for the removal and storage of the labyrinth’s stones and central boulders, and to identify options for relocating it at a site where its energy and spirit can live on. Thanks to the group’s dedication and determination, the Healing...