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Welcome to the Healing Garden 

What is the Healing Garden?


The Healing Garden at Hilltop is a space dedicated to slowing down, reconnecting with the land, and reconnecting with self. We work together with the garden to unlearn practices of white supremacy (urgency, perfectionism, homogeneity, hierarchical decision making, defensiveness) and create space for multiple ways of knowing, relating to land, and relating to one another. For many of us, the garden has become a place to process disconnections from homeland, expressing our multicultural stories through plants, recipes, and memories. This experience would not be possible without the ancestral stewardship of the myaamaki, Lënape, Bodéwadmik, and saawanwa, the original caretakers of this space.  As we gather, we seek to understand our own roles in ongoing and current colonial projects, creating a space for healing ancestral traumas, and addressing violences we continue to perpetuate against ourselves and against others. 

A black plastic crate is full of happy green plants starts: dill, basil)
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Want to visit the garden? 

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Hilltop Gardens is open Monday to Friday 9-5 pm. Our piece of garden is located near the back fence. All are welcome to take a stroll through, and visit the plants (did you know plants love gentle touch and kind words??), or peruse our garden library and read a book under a tree. 

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Join a member of our team to help water (daily), harvest (Wednesdays 5:30-7 during the summer) or tend the garden (Saturday volunteer days). Our timing ebbs and flows with the season so make sure to check our calendar below

See our weekly updates below, or follow us on Instagram @healinggarden_iub: 

Contact Us

2367 E 10th st. Bloomington, IN 47408