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.
How Are We Preserving Our Garden for the Future?
With Our Seed Library!
Click the link below to be directed to our seed library page, which shows some of the seeds that the Healing Garden currently has to share (Spring 2023). Each season is different, as our library is community-driven, and grows and is shaped by whoever is involved. This is where you come in! We'd love these seeds to live far and wide, and be loved and cared for by many. Attend our Seed Adoption event on 3/26/23 at Hilltop Gardens from 2-5 pm or use our seed request form to add some of these seeds to your community.