Through play, the practice of the arts and cultivation of the earth children make and mend, becoming healers in their communities. This process of healing through socially engaged art rooted in care of the earth is understood as walking the Garden Path. The Garden is seeded by clearing space for a small flower, vegetable and herb garden in tandem with daily programs that open the heart through emptying images and stories into self-generated improv theatre. The Butterfly Peace Garden of Batticaloa in Sri Lanka, which best exemplifies this tradition, opened its gates in on September 11, 1996. Since then it has delivered innovative programs empowering thousands of children in Sri Lanka, inspiring a similar program in Cambodia at the Mango Tree Garden.