Organic Food Garden

Small scale food production system….from which all can effectively benefit. (Laudato Si 129)

The Wheeler Organic Garden at Dominican Hospital is a respite and inspiration for our patients, visitors, and staff. It heals a community’s spirit and fosters a sense of profound connectedness and dependence on Earth. Beautiful green spaces are crucial to a city’s health and to people’s perception of their quality of life. By not using pesticides, the soil is kept healthy for generations to come. Our annual Earth Day Plant Sale is an opportunity to encourage colleagues to grow veggies, get some exercise and eat healthy. Growing food has many benefits. We highly encourage everyone to give it a try!

Susan Thomas, Mary Ellen Leciejewski, OP, James Cook

Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA