In 1990 PIP planted their first Peace Pole at Goodwin House on Peachtree Rd. in Bookhaven area with ASHA, which has moved two times. In 1996 Andrea moved to a transitional neighborhood which needed revitalization. In 1999 for Earth Day PIP with residents planted one of five Poles donated by Andrea’s Japanese friends from CA to commemorate the changes occurring in East Lake Gardens. A vortex of energy was found between three trees where the Pole was placed. A large labyrinth Peace Garden with fish pond grew up around the Pole over the years. In addition PIP has been a part of nine Peace Pole ceremonies in metro Atlanta.
The Friendship Garden in the backyard of the Peace Center has “Goodwill”, “Self-Forgetfulness”, “Mindfulness”, “Harmlessness” & “Right Speech” on its Pole.
Partnerships in Peace Center
516 Summit Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
Andrea Kay Smith, Global Cordinator