Tiziana Volta and Partners
Centro Padre Nostro, Palermo Founded by Father Pino Puglisi, a first priest victim of the Mafia in Italy.
Now at this center young people can find a peaceful place to study, to play, to have a chance of a new life, and to nurture resilient trees, also from Hiroshima.
Thanks to Tiziana Volta, a dedicated and creative GLH partner in Italy, the Forum of Peace and Nonviolence featured the work of GLH. A similar event is scheduled for 2017.
Several kinds of seeds were delivered to two nurseries. Jujube seeds will be grown at Cillarese Park in Brindisi, and jujube, ginkgo, and camphor seeds will be grown at three parks and gardens in Milano City.
GLH was introduced in the August issue of the Italian magazine Gardenia (translated from the Italian): "Remembering Hiroshima: Seeds of Peace from A-bombed trees -- They are called “Seeds of Peace” and are from 170 trees that survived the 6 August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative collects the seeds in the autumn and distribute them worldwide to those who make a request. In Italy, the seeds have arrived at San Giuliano di Susa and in Lampedusa."
In April, Kurogane holly seeds were delivered to San Giuliano di Susa, and a ceremony was held. The mature Kurogane holly will be planted in a Zen garden in the near future.