"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mohandas Gandhi
Common Ground Worldwide is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to:
promoting world peace by bringing together people of diverse cultures, religions, backgrounds, and viewpoints
providing interfaith spiritual support to those in need
engaging in both local and global humanitarian outreach efforts
Our newest project...
Common Ground Community Garden
We plan to create an urban public garden and
free community gathering space in Paso Robles, California. The garden will offer:
- opportunities for people to grow food and learn
skills for self-sufficiency
and health/wellbeing in an urban setting
- space for personal tranquility, group gatherings,
workshops, meetings, events, etc.
- nonviolent communication training, third-party mediation,
and group conflict resolution circles
Community members will be
welcome to come to the garden for fresh produce, solace and rejuvenation,
positive social interaction, and support with resolving disputes nonviolently. Volunteer mediators will be available on-site to offer support in working through conflict and healing
The garden will also serve as a
place where people may offer other services, gatherings, and projects of
their own. This will be a "canvas" on which the local community can paint its own visions!
All offerings at Common
Ground will be donation-based, making the garden accessible to all people
regardless of socioeconomic status.
The original Common Ground Garden in Paso Robles, CA may serve as a prototype and
catalyst for a new global movement in which every town and city someday has a
similar garden: a public place where all are welcome, where food is grown and
freely shared, and where people can get help addressing conflicts without
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