My name is Dave Dean and In 2015, I started picking up trash and pulling up weeds on an old abandoned lot owned by the State. After the weeds were cleared, I began planting drought tolerant succulents to prevent the run-off of soil. Next, I created pathways with rocks that I gathered from the beach. One day, a lady left a painted black and white heart medallion rock at the end of the garden pathway and the magic began. I thought instead of one black and white rock, one day I will have a thousand rocks painted, by a thousand people in a thousand colors. So I began to provide paint and brushes and invited visitors to paint a rock. Today, we have over 7, 000 painted rocks, from over 115 countries and from the ages of 1 to 103. A special garden of painted kindness rocks was created bringing Unity to our Community.
Come visit the garden!