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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is bursting with bulbs — and ideas

Via Seattle Times:


People who've seen the Skagit Valley in April will instantly recall the way the flat farmland is painted in broad swaths of red and yellow during the tulip bloom, one of the state's postcard tourist images.

But visitors this year may find fresh angles on this favorite day trip. Between a new attraction at one of the two big display gardens and the way the tulips appear in different fields due to crop rotation, you should be able to rekindle that feeling of "awww."

The newest attraction is an homage to the world's peace ... << MORE >>

2007 Peace Garden Dedication in Bern, Switzerland

The 2007 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Bern, Switzerland during a gala ceremony hosted by Mayor Alexander Tschappat on Thursday, May 3rd,2007.

During the 2006 Peace Garden Dedication in Dublin, Ireland Bern was nominated by then Lord Mayor Catharine Byrne.

Switzerland is being honored for her strong humanitarian tradition and contributions to the development of international good practice. Mayor Byrne pointed out that Switzerland’s key foreign and development policy objectives include alleviating hardship and fighting poverty alongside fostering the peaceful coexistence of peoples, promoting respect for human rights, democracy and preserving natural resources.

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2006 Holiday Greetings

Holiday greetings to all our dear friends across the miles.  This past April, Dublin, Ireland celebrated the dedication of our seventeenth International Peace Garden.  Ireland opened her doors to us and touched our hearts profoundly.  We were fortunate to be able to tour the country for several days prior to our arrival in Dublin.  From the breathtaking vistas of the Dingle Peninsula to the multi-colored doors of Dublin we were astounded by the culture and endless beauty of Ireland.  Being able to visit the town folk in the hillside villages and share our story made our journey that much more ... << MORE >>

2006 Peace Garden Dedication in Dublin, Ireland

The 2006 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Dublin, Ireland during a gala ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Byrne on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006. Festivities will include a special performance by RTE' Co'r na nO'g, a youth choir praised for their recordings and their many opera and theatre appearances throughout Ireland. ... << MORE >>

PeaceWorks Lunch Series

This is an opportunity to learn what three peace-oriented organizations in the Rochester area are doing for world peace and justice, within and outside the borders of our local community. You will pick up new insights, new perspectives, and have a chance to network with like-minded people. ... << MORE >>

Welcome Ria Hudome to Board of Directors

Having grown up in a military family, Ria has traveled the world from a very early age. Ria is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan Collage and received her masters in Education from University of Virginia. Ria has spent most of her professional career in the hospitality industry. The last fifteen years have been with Marriott International. Presently, Ria is a Regional Trainer for Marriott Hotels based in the UK. Her affiliation to the International Peace Gardens started over ten years ago when she was a member of the delegation to plant the International Peace Garden in Pretoria, South Africa. Ria joined the International Peace Garden Foundation as a director in the Spring of 2005.

First Children's Int'l Peace Garden

3900 Harewood Road, NE Washington, DC 20017

First Children’s International Peace Garden
Will Honor Pope John Paul II’s Peace Efforts

Dedication to Take Place October 27 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center will dedicate the first Children’s International Peace Garden October 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. The children’s peace garden is one of several Cultural Center events honoring Pope John Paul II during the Silver Jubilee of his extraordinary pontificate.

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Twin ceremonies here honor terrorism victims

Two separate ceremonies commemorated the Sept. 11, 2001, victims Thursday. The first was a gathering east of the Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano in Sabana Norte where firemen and police again paid tribute to their counterparts who died that morning in New York City.<< MORE >>

2003 Peace Garden Dedication in Costa Rica

The most recent International Peace Garden will be dedicated in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. The date was chosen to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, sending a fragrant and colorful message that world peace is every person’s right and responsibility.<< MORE >>

2003 Peace Garden Dedication in Rome

Washington, DC-April 3rd, 2003. The 2003 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Rome, Italy in front of the Coliseum during a gala ceremony hosted by Mayor Veltroni on Friday, April 4th, 2003. Rome is being honored for its commitment to promoting peace among nations and democracy for their peoples. The dedication, with reception to follow, will be attended by city officials, members of the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guests.<< MORE >>