La Vista Ecological Learning Center

A Ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Offering programs and resources for living consciously within the Integrity of Creation

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An emerging worldview that fosters an ecological consciousness of the integrity of creation is represented in the panoramic view above. To the right, stacks of a coal burning power plant are diminishing as our awareness expands. Join La Vista atop these bluffs and learn to nourish a sustainable, viable and resilient life!

Come, Broaden Your Vision at La Vista!


"By transforming our consciousness we participate in the transformation of the world."
- Robert Thurman



Nature makes a wildflower garden look easy and so lovely, but actually it takes complicated human decision making and effort to create one successfully.

After much planning, solarizing the soil, laying mulched paths, purchasing seeds, we thought it was time to broadcast the seeds. We were advised to do it after Thanks giving and before the middle of January. Then the rains came the week we planned to seed! Who would have expected the "bowl" at La Vista to fill up?

After waiting for it to dry out, we finally accomplished the task. Now we wait with the patience of a farmer to see if our efforts will prove fruitful. Hopefully many pollinators will be able to enjoy life the the bowl at La Vista this summer and for a long time to come.

We invite you to visit La Vista for our January events and be sure to take a good look in the bowl!