OZS September Weekly Flower CSA

OZS September Weekly Flower CSA

Membership Registration

We are excited to partner with the congregation of Ohavay Zion Synagogue to provide weekly flowers from our farm during the month of September! Your membership will nurture lives harmed by intimate partner abuse. Weekly flowers will be available for pick up from the synagogue on Thursdays from September 6 to September 27 between 4 – 6 pm. Answers to commonly asked questions are included in the FAQs section on each page. Let’s begin.

Do you prefer arranged or loose flowers?

FAQS

What does CSA mean?

CSA is the abbreviation for community-supported agriculture. This term means the farmer and member share in the benefits and risks of agricultural production. We commit to keeping members informed about successes and challenges during the growing season with a monthly member newsletter. This publication will include information about the flowers in season, a story from a survivor who helped grow your flowers, and details about other happenings on our farm.

Why do you farm?

Our emergency shelter for survivors of intimate partner abuse is situated on the 40-acre rural property. We farm this land to provide survivors and their children the opportunity to heal in the fresh air while growing strong in body and mind. Eating food fresh from the garden models good nutrition and healthy eating habits for parents and kids.

Adult survivors may choose to help grow flowers on the farm in exchange for a weekly stipend. Harvesting flowers, arranging bouquets, and assisting with other farm responsibilities helps survivors develop new skills and recent workplace experience while living at our shelter.

The integration of our innovative farm program with traditional services for survivors has received several recent awards: Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award, Center for Nonprofit Excellence Pyramid Award for Social Innovation, and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Innovative Nonprofit Award.

What if I can’t pick up my flowers one week?

If you’re unable to pick up your flowers one week, please send a friend or family member to pick up the flowers in your place.

What kind of flowers do you grow?

Our flowers are local, seasonal, and chemical-free. Colors and varieties change throughout the summer. You will likely find a variety of different stems in each unique bouquets. We grow a number of additional species but, the following are the most prolific on our farm during September:  Zinnia, Celosia, Scented Geraniums, Ageratum, Marigold, Verbena, Basils, Strawflower, Sunflowers, Lisianthus, Ornamental Peppers, Gomphrena, Dahlias and Goldenrodflower

Is my membership tax-deductible?

Probably not. The market value of your weekly flowers exceeds the cost being charged for membership, so it’s unlikely your membership will be tax-deductible; however, we recommend speaking with a tax professional to confirm. Should you require additional information for tax purposes, please contact us.

Can I complete my membership offline and/or pay by check?

Yes. If you prefer to sign up by mail or pay by check, please print and complete this form. Just choose the Quarter Season option and write OSZ next to the pickup location section.

I have a few more questions? Can I contact someone?

Sure. Complete the form below or give us a call at 859-519-1904 if you have any questions or encounter troubles with registration process.