Peace Sticks are sourced and crafted at our Peace Centers in Nicaragua and Ojai, CA.
Guácimo Peace Sticks - Made in NicaraguaYour Peace Sticks are Eco Harvested, Hand Made, Love painted, Instruments for World Peace.
The name of the tree is guácimo Guazuma ulmifolia and it grows abundantly in the jungles around the Peace Circle. The sprout ups or suckers grow very straight and are the perfect diameter. Removing these suckers does not damage the main tree, allowing for an ecologically sustainable harvest. The wood is almost white, has a smooth feel, and ideal weight for Peace Sticks.
The locals hike into the jungle with machetes searching for the Guacimo trees and the perfect offshoots. They chop them off in about 6 ft. lengths, then use machetes to shave off the bark. They use the bark to tie a bundle of sticks together and carry them back. They use handsaws to cut them into peace sticks then carefully smooth them using a machete, and sand paper. We invite local kids for a painting ceremony, and use our fingers to paint and infuse the sticks with the energy of the youth and vision of a peaceful future, where kids are safe, respected and taken care of with love.The Cycle We are now selling the sticks to keep the cycle in motion. The pro Seeds are being used to continue the Peace Circle Project, the Free Food for Peace Program and Free Art, Language, Health, and Peace Sticks Classes. Two brothers who were a huge part in the process both have newborn babies. It is such a rewarding feeling to sell a pair of sticks here, share all the good vibrations from the Nicaraguan jungle and people and practice of Peace Sticks, and know that when I return I can give back to the locals empowering them to buy food for their newborn babies and bring their families to eat free food and learn in free classes.
Arrundo Local “Bamboo Like” Peace Sticks - Made in Ojai, CA
In your hands you hold a gift from nature with the power to create:
- Vibrant Health
- Environmental Restoration
- Connection & Friendship