The Gradual Greening: May 2017 - Summer 2018
Our Green Dreams Partner: Tari Delisi
We are extremely fortunate to have shared our Green Dreams with Tari Delisi of Delisi Designs, a partner who worked tirelessly to help us shape a vision for St. Angela campus and then to realize that vision.
Tari did what we expected: met with us, learned about our community and our goals for the new space. She designed gardens, chose plant materials and, as the project manager, contacted vendors, arranged for deliveries and supervised installations.
All that would have been a wonderful gift for us.
But Tari did not stop there: Tari showed up regularly to weed and water; she became a strong advocate for us, going so far as to find agencies—including the City of Chicago—to donate materials (and sometimes services) to help us realize our dreams.
She has adjusted plans downward when the budget required it; she has found alternatives when circumstances demanded it. And throughout this process she has been optimistic, gracious and enthusiastic.
brothers and sisters,
whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
or praiseworthy —