A project by Girl Scout Ella Evans
Hello all! My name is Ella Evans and I’m replanting the children’s garden here at Mount Olivet Church with the help of Holley Green. I want to make it more accessible, visually pleasing, and reflective. I’m using native plants in the garden to help our environment and I hope that this garden will become a viable urban green space for reflection, relaxation, and play.
I’m working to make this garden into a viable urban green space that is accessible, peaceful, and a good place to get away from the chaos of life. Studies have shown that urban green spaces help produce cleaner air, create a lasting permeable surface for water drainage, and help people to be more active. Urban green spaces also help with mental health as people become happier, less stressed, and have better concentration and less feelings of depression when they go to urban green spaces. My hope is that you all will take a little time out of your day to walk, run, or bike to the children’s garden to enjoy a breath of fresh air surrounded by nature. This garden space is open to everyone who needs it and would like to use it.