This project was born to ignite learning and wellness in the name of educator
and wellness pioneer Allison Hayes. Wellness is an actively sought state of
health and wellbeing and Allie Sunshine, as she was known, was the embodiment
of conscious wellness.
The depth of health depends on one's ability to sustain
proper hydration, nutrition, shelter, safety and love for the body, mind and
spirit. Our personal wellness depends on the overall wellness of the family,
community, earth and the natural systems that support us. We are a learning
community. Through nature, shared wisdom and living legacies we empower humanity
to choose personal wellness.
How we do it
Working and playing together, we pass the torch of skill and wisdom as we organize
projects and events that capture learning opportunities for our bodies, minds and spirits.
Our main event is our annual Plant Giveaway and Flower Sale. This has allowed us to
connect with other wellness explorers and share in growing and learning experiences.
We support backyard, patio and community gardeners with free fruit and vegetable transplants
facilitating the power to nourish our bodies, steward the earth and grow the resilience of
our self renewing community of care.
Our central project is the Healing Garden. This is a
one-acre garden that uses the landscape to tell our story. This is a space where we meet to
connect with Nature, self and others; sharing experiences with the garden vegetables, fruit,
nuts and flowers. Here we learn in relationship by celebrating our questions, observations
We are a community of action and we put our learning into motion by voting with
our dollars for the brighter future we all know is possible.