May 7, 2021
Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung are Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Fremont, Calif. They are also gardeners, beekeepers, and educators whose work exemplifies the Dominican Sisters’ leadership in caring for creation. The Dominican campus is home to a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden, a community garden, fruit trees, olive trees dating to the early 1800s, a meadow, and over 1 million honeybees. It’s a place of beauty and education, where the local community gathers with the sisters to learn about and model sustainable living. Sister Barbara is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Dominican Sisters. She has master’s degrees in Science Education and in Private School Administration. Sister Jeanette is a Registered Nurse and has a BA degree in Natural Science.
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