By Mary Leach
The Power of Flowers Project held its first ever Bloom Festival at Grow Greenhouses located on the Tewksbury Hospital grounds on May 6. The event was held in time for Mother’s Day and offered a wide variety of annuals, perennials and locally created artisan goods.
“This event is the one of our largest fundraisers we conduct throughout the year. We are fortunate to partner with Grow Greenhouses on this event, who grew all the annual plants for our festival, while all our perennials were donated from our volunteers’ gardens,“ said Michelle Silveira, Executive Director of the Power of Flowers Project. “Even though the weather was not as cooperative, many folks turned out and spirits remained positive. Attendees purchased colorful annuals, hearty perennials, and beautiful handmade items. All funds raised from this event will help us continue our important work of bringing smiles to those living in care facilities in our community.”
The Power of Flowers Project is a 501-c-3 charitable organization established in 2009 with a mission to share hope and happiness by providing a kind connection to seniors and veterans in care communities, and those who receive Meals on Wheels. Our dedicated volunteers repurpose donated flowers into small, individual bouquets and deliver these gifts to provide an unexpected moment of joy to a vulnerable population. Located on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital, the organization collaborates with floral donors benefitting care communities in cities and towns located throughout the Merrimack Valley and in Southern NH
Some scenes from the event. Photos by Mary Leach.