La Vista Learning Garden
Since its inception in 2001, La Vista Ecological Learning Center has taught that how we eat determines, to a great extent, how we care for creation. That is why we were aligned with the Community Supported Garden at La Vista for 15 years. Since that project ended in 2019, we have established La Vista Learning Garden under the umbrella of the Oblate Ecological Initiative to continue that important education.
The Learning Garden is an outdooor classroom and gathering place for novices and area participants to learn and practice:
sustainable gardening skills
raising and caring for chickens
various composting methods
cooking and nutrition
hand carving kitchen utensils
DIY recycled garden decorations
Vernon DePauw is our head gardener and teacher. He is a nationally known wood carver as well as a backyard gardener, poultryman, and beekeeper. Vernon has been a presenter at the Learning Center for several years.
OMI Novices are faithful workers along with Kathy DePauw.
Sister Maxine collaborates with Vernon
to plan, organize, advertise and execute programs.
You are welcome to join our group of volunteers! 618-466-5004