With its mission to support children and families suffering loss, and provide a safe place for them to heal and recover, Roberta’s House addresses grief as a public health preventive service. Nature Sacred will support this important mission by providing a Sacred Place for children, families, as well as staff and volunteers to find healing in nature. 

This Sacred Place will be designed as a rooftop garden — with expansive views of the surrounding neighborhoods and the Green Mount Cemetery — to include a labyrinth, a space for visitors to reflect as they practice mindful and meditative walking. The garden can also serve as space for programming, workshops, and events, offering the opportunity to meld healing through nature into the existing activities at Roberta’s House.

 

Design Team: 

Alice Storm Jones, Nature Sacred Design Advisor, Floura Teeter

  Articles & Research for this Sacred Place

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