Ellie’s Garden was inspired by parishioner Ellie McCool who has a rare neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome. It was her special connection with God and her surroundings that led Father Mitch to envision a place where students could come together in this outdoor classroom setting to learn about gardening as a way to serve those in need, and also as a way to welcome and celebrate the differing abilities of all of God’s children.
With this vision in mind, a community garden was raised on July 17, 2015 by the Assumption Family at the Motherhouse for the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood. Volunteers have planted vegetables like carrots, broccoli and spinach to be harvested this fall. Assumption students will be touring the garden in the coming weeks to explore it as a place to learn and grow in Christ.
Please click here to find out more about Ellie and watch a time-lapse video of the garden raising!
Click here to view some photos of Ellie's Garden!