Sibley Plaza Sacred Space

Thanks to a $350,000 grant from the TKF Foundation, A Wider Circle recently built a 1,500 square-foot Sacred Space on the grounds of Sibley Plaza, a public housing residence for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities in Washington, D.C. TKF describes a Sacred Space as "a space set aside from everyday life, which is meant to invite you into a deeper and more peaceful relationship with yourself, your neighbor, and the created world."

The residents of Sibley Plaza helped us create the blueprint for the space, which they now call their Peace Garden. Ms. Ann Clark, President of the Sibley Plaza Residence Council, inspired the large crowd at the November 16th groundbreaking event. “There is so much noise, and this peace garden will be so beautiful. I have been here for 41 years; this is one of the very best days.” 

The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on May 25, 2011. The Sacred Space includes raised garden beds filled with flowers and vegetables for residents. A Wider Circle is partnering with American University to research the quality of life changes that result from the garden. 
To view more pictures of the Sacred Space, click here.