My passion is in harnessing the healing power of nature and how to nurture our environment so it will continue to provide for future generations. I am in my bliss while gardening at home with my two daughters, helping them learn hands-on about composting, creating rich organic soil for the plants to grow in, and of course growing delicious herbs, salad greens, and other plants that nourish their bodies.
During my residency training program in East Los Angeles, at the turn of the century, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to become the founder of a hospital-based community garden near the heart of downtown LA. White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC), owner of a vacant lot nestled between the hospital, a local neighborhood, and an elementary school, had the generosity and foresight to offer this space as a demonstration of the healing power of gardens. Today, in partnership with the local community, WMMC, Community Partners, The California Endowment, USC, and many others, with my continuing involvement as president of the board, our goal is to ensure this healing oasis continues to grow and thrive.
Please visit the following links for further information on this Project as well as other movements I support that will help ensure a healthy world for our children.
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Oasis of Health and Learning