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August U-Pick Day – Open Pick Canceled

Y’all. These words are powerful ones for us today. We are so sorry to announce that this Saturday’s drop-in “Open U-Pick” from 11 am – 1 pm has been canceled. Our farm and fields sustained some damage during the recent bad storms. Although we’ve been giving the flowers lots of love this week, we’re afraid there just won’t be enough for everyone. Many stems and blooms were able to make it through the storm, so…

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Our Back to School Wish List

This year, more than 100 children will attend area schools while living at our emergency shelter. Many parents and children living with us have left behind everything to establish safety. Your generous donation of these back-to-school supplies will nurture young lives. backpacks folders pencils and pens crayons, markers, and colored pencils glue sticks and bottles scissors pencil boxes loose leaf paper and spiral notebooks composition notebooks three-ring binders Delivery of school supply donations to our shelter facility are appreciated…

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Call for Volunteers: CRAVE Food + Music Festival

Parking fees at this year’s CRAVE Food + Music Festival will be donated to support survivors of intimate partner abuse! Our friends at Event Parking Expert will be coordinating parking during the big event. And we’re helping them to identify some generous volunteers willing to help out during the weekend. If you are interested in lending a hand, please complete the short form below. This form is just letting us know the days and times…

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Hope Blooms Coloring Pages

Beautiful flowers are budding and blooming on our farm! Wandering the fields and exploring the hoop houses calms our spirits, while reminding us –  quite literally – to stop and smell the flowers. That’s why we farm. We believe nature heals, inspires reflection, and encourages relaxation. Research suggests coloring has similar benefits. So, we’ve put together these coloring pages of flowers to share with you! Click or tap on the images below to print coloring…

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Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services Following Closing of Sunflower Kids

Sunflower Kids, a local nonprofit  that provides supervised visitation and monitored exchange services, will cease operations on March 1, 2018.  Our agency, GreenHouse17, plans to assume delivery of these critical community services as soon as possible. “It is our goal to provide immediate and long-term safety for survivors and their children,” says Darlene Thomas, GreenHouse17 Executive Director. “Safe exchange and visitation services are another way we can fulfill our mission.” A press release issued by Sunflower Kids…

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Valentine’s Day is Our Anniversary!

This Valentine’s Day also is our 13th anniversary as a nonprofit organization. In celebration, we’ve created a few healthy relationship cards that you can share on social media to raise awareness and show some love. Share one with your best friend, share one with your romantic partner, and share one for yourself! Not sure how to share an image on social media? Here are a few options: The easiest way? Just tap or click on…

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Stuff Your Stockings with Handmade By Survivors Products

It’s a holiday pop-up shop featuring our Handmade By Survivors products. Come on out to the farm to stuff your stockings with gifts that support survivors! Saturday, December 16 10 am to 2 pm 4400 Briar Hill Road Lexington We’ll be converting the kitchen on the backside of the property into a festive holiday shop for this local shopping event. Our soaps, lip balm, aroma sprays, candles, bath salts, and more will be available for…

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Conversation Sunday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Participate in a day to start conversations about domestic violence on Sunday, October 15! Talk about it during your faith service. Talk about it before the game. Talk about it during a walk with your neighbor. Consider the barriers to leaving, accountability for abusers, media representations of abuse, and the intersection of -isms with domestic violence. Download the printable Conversations Sunday flier from this link. These are difficult but important topics.  Your conversations will help…

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Purple Thursday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Put on purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and show your support for survivors on Thursday, October 19! Purple Thursday is an easy way for work and community groups to get involved. Join the Purple Thursday Facebook event page (coming soon) for resources and updates. Download the printable Purple Thursdays flier from this link. Become an official Purple Thursday participating and receive stickers for participants to wear! We’re all out of stickers but would…

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