Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Today veterans need more than our gratitude, they also need our support in helping them heal. On November 10, Fisher House Boston officially opened and dedicated the Healing Garden to the men and women who have served our country. The garden is a collaborative design and creation between the Fisher House Board of Directors, The Garden Continuum, and SSG. William Kleinedler, Artist, U.S. Army (Retired).
“We were thrilled to be commissioned to design and build a healing garden for the Fisher House,” said Monique Allen, CEO of the Garden Continuum. “It was humbling to be part of this great civilian effort to tap into the power of nature to provide a reflective space for healing and quiet support.”
The garden features a central sculpture, “Integro” created by SSG. William Kleinedler, (Retired). Each element of the garden was carefully selected with healing in mind. From the earth berms that surround the garden to the organic pea-stone patio, the garden was designed to be a safe defined space while maintaining a warm, inviting place of comfort.
The Garden Continuum has built several healing and memorial spaces. From private statue and water gardens for home owners, to a public healing garden at the Hillel Center at Tufts University that was inspired by the tragic loss of a student in a car accident during a cross country trip. The company is deeply committed to the power of nature to assist in healing.
“This partnership between the Fisher House and The Garden Continuum illustrates the civilian support of the military community that we should nurture in order to honor those that have chosen to dedicate their lives in service to our country,” offers Allen.
View photos and learn more about the healing garden at http://www.thegardencontinuum.com/projects-outreach/community-outreach-fisher-house-boston/
About The Garden Continuum
Founded by Monique Allen, The Garden Continuum’s mission is to bring a rich dimension to the landscape by including the human experience in the development process. With a belief that "Landscaping" has become a ubiquitous word that evokes images of shrubs, mulch and lawns, the company focuses on “Life-Scaping” going beyond what you build and plant to why. Their distinct integrated process is based on the application of thoughtful design, holistic installation methods and dynamic care strategies aligned with property function, environmental science and the life-cycles of the people engaged with the land. To learn more visit http://www.thegardencontinuum.com