My Story

The story of Elly Verrijt

starts in De Peel, an area in the southern part of The Netherlands. I was born in 1944 at the end of World War II. I grew up on a farm and from early on I was initiated in a deep connection with the Earth and the Cosmos.

I studied biology and agriculture/ horticulture science and taught for several years in vocational schools before I entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 1966. I enjoyed the years of teaching and introduced my students to nature and values and skills that have to do with ecological living.

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