Peace Garden: A Rainbow of Diversity
A Drought Tolerant Garden Inspired by the Colors of the World
Sponsored by California American Water
Designed by Olwyn Kingery
Supported by CVUSD, Master Gardeners of Ventura County, NWF Eco-school USA
Concept: A garden that initiates thoughts of peace.
A peace pole, silent and proud, stands centered amongst the colorful drought tolerant spectrum of plants. Each individual’s character adds an important piece to the overall scheme. The rainbow, arranged in red, orange, yellow, green, blue to purple represents the diversity of our community living here together as a whole peaceful unit.
The Peace Pole:
History: ‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’ coined by Masahisa Goi of Japan 1955. He was inspired by a deep dream and had awakened with a great need to spread the message throughout the global community to attain inner and outer peace.
Purpose: Symbolizes the oneness of humanity and our common wish for our world. Reminds us to think, speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony. Stands as silent visual for peace to prevail on earth.
Built by The Peace Pole Makers as part of The World Peace Prayer Society http://www.worldpeace.org
A complete list of the Peace Garden plant palette can be found HERE.
At the same time that the Peace Garden was created, pavers were placed around the flagpole and outside the kindergarten gate. Benches were also placed outside the kindergarten gate so parents have a place to sit and wait for student release.