Minary’s Dream Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works with youth who have been affected by or diagnosed with opioid use disorder, as well as their families. With a service area of Caroline, Kent, and Dorchester Counties, Minary’s Dream Alliance undertakes the logistics, transportation, and coordination to give these youth a safe and peaceful home-away-from-home and a space where they can connect with the outdoors.
The outdoor spaces on the property, formerly belonging to the American Legion, follow the organization’s mission of being a clubhouse for kids, offering a place for them to learn about the environment, connect with the land and water, and sit out a bad day. Always evolving as they think of new programs, their uses of the grounds emphasize multifunctionality, circular systems, and multisensory experience.
Miles Barnard, landscape architect, South Fork Studio
Vernon Hustead, Nature Sacred Design Advisor, Hustead LA