Last year Food For All Student Garden Coordinators Grace and Kate visited the Amherst Survival Center and handed out flowers to patrons there. The event seemed to be enjoyed and appreciated by community members that took flowers with them as they left. This year, our zinnias were seeded as a last minute decision in hopes that we would have enough to do a similar event at the Survival Center again.
On August 23rd, Food For All Student Manager Kayleigh picked all of our best flowers and brought three heaping buckets to the Survival Center including zinnias, celosia, marigolds, sunflowers, and cosmos. Each flower was carefully cut and laid on the table for visitors at the Center to make bouquets or to order one custom-made.
Providing flowers to an organization like the Amherst Survival Center is important because everyone deserves access to beauty, not just those with access to wealth. Our hope is that a minuscule act such as making a bouquet for someone to enjoy or give to someone they love could make them feel just a little lighter.
Many thanks to the Amherst Survival Center for inviting us! To learn about how to utilize the resources they offer, visit their website. If you would like to make a donation to their organization, click here.