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November 28, 2021.
Maximum of 12 participants.

Pondering, Painting & Planting Peace Poles
Saturday, December 4, 2021

9am – 4pm
West Asheville Garden Retreat & Sanctuary in Asheville, NC
Leader: Claudia Fulshaw
Cost: $125

A fun day to learn about and create a Peace Pole for your yard, garden or community. The Peace Pole movement started in Japan in response to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Masahisa Goi, the originator, dedicated his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Peace Poles bear this message, typically in different languages, on each of the four sides of the pole and are now seen throughout the world. Paint your own Peace Pole in an array of colors with this message and/or your own thoughts, quotes, prayers, or poetry, with the intention of spreading a little more peace, love and light in this world. Help with lettering or design will be offered as well as ideas for dedicating your Peace Pole once “planted” in the location of your choosing.

All materials are included!

  • 4” x 4” x 3’ pressure-treated and primed wood post
  • solar light cap
  • paints and brushes
  • lettering guides and stencils
  • clear coat to protect your Peace Pole from the elements
  • metal stake for planting your Peace Pole
  • Pondering Peace questions
  • History and meaning of Peace Poles­

Please bring your own lunch. Beverages and snacks throughout the day will be provided.

Important Safety Protocol: We respectfully ask that all participants are fully vaccinated and wear a mask whenever inside the retreat center.

Register with PayPal or your credit card OR if you prefer to pay by check, contact Claudia first to check availability before mailing your check.

Retreat Registration - Pondering, Painting & Planting Peace Poles - Dec 2021
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