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Garden of Leavened Heart

Garden of Leavened Heart Henry Ford’s wife, Clara Ford, developed this "Garden of the Leavened Heart" in 1938 as a physical symbol of prayer. To "leaven" means to permeate with a transforming element. Garden of Leavened Heart Just as bees transform medicinal herbs into sweet honey, so in life when the heart is leavened with compassion, it becomes full of joy. If moved to the center, the combined shapes in the garden would from a perfect circle.

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