Tiziana Volta and Partners
Thanks to the tireless Tiziana Volta several sites in Italy were entrusted with the Hibaku-Jumoku. These include:
- Ome, Province of Brescia
- Venaus, Metropolitan City of Turin
- Milan, Lombardy
- "Gandhi" Primary School
- Bosco dei Faggi, a memorial to the victims of Linate Airport disaster in 2001
- Molise-Calvairate District
- Livorno, Province of Livorno
- Bolzaneto Primary School, Metropolitan City of Genoa (where the 1967 Morandi bridge collapsed last year, killing 43, fifth bridge to collapse in Italy in the past five years, shedding light on the broader context of aging Italian infrastructure.)
- Reflection Park Giorgi, Province of Parma
- Accadia, Province of Foggia
Tiziana and her partners are also preparing for a trip to the Mediterranean Sea, to share the knowledge of the Hibaku-Jumoku and the peace message of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Their goal is to board the Peace Boat on November 5th in Barcelona.
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.