At A Glance: Established in 2001 by Illène Pevec PhD., A Child’s Garden of Peace (ACGP) works with children and their families to support personal and environmental health in low-income neighbourhoods where many children lack proper nutrition. ACGP partners with existing community organizations such as schools, churches, non-profits, and local government agencies.
Goals: Educate communities on environmental and health issues by way of small gardens, recycling, nutrition, cooking and arts programs. Encourage learning and micro-enterprise through adult education, skills building and communication courses.
Results: In addition to successful past projects in Brazil, ACGP has an ongoing project in Puebla, Mexico, which is a daycare centre for disadvantaged children overseen in partnership with SD Mexico. ACGP also operates a garden, bio-dome and permaculture education project in Carbondale, CO, USA and is one of the partners of Wawa Illari in Peru.