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Sister Mary Ellen’s Garden Provides Peace as Well as Organic Food

April 28, 2016, Santa Cruz, California – An article by Erin Kelly-Allshouse in the Santa Cruz Sentinel traces the growth of Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski’s humble herb garden into a 9,000 square foot certified organic garden that produces an assortment of colorful flowers, 30 perennial fruit trees, and a variety of vegetables. But the garden also provides a haven of peace and healing for Dominican Hospital’s harried staff members, patients, and patient visitors. Sister Mary Ellen ministers as the ecology director for Dignity Health, the health care system that includes Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the full article.


 

 

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