What Cheer Flower Farm gives away 30,000 flowers a year to charity...
...because everyone deserves a bouquet
2nd Annual Flower Festival
Sept 25-26th, 2020
Mark your calendars: Our 2019 Festival SOLD OUT
You're invited to the flower-lovers event of 2020.Held on the grounds of the Flower Farm, the 2nd annual Festival will include:
Touring flower farm fields at sunset
Floral designs by top RI florists & farmers
Bouquets, floral crowns & an 18' wall of flowers
Live music, food, drinks and a silent auction
We're expecting 1,000+ attendees. Proceeds will support the Farm, a 501c3 nonprofit, so we can continue to grow and donate 30,000 flowers to charity per year.
Want to be involved? Contact us now.
Giving away 30,000 flowers per year
The Farm is a 501c3 charity dedicated to growing, gathering and giving away flowers to the people who most need them. Our 2019 free distribution partners include:
Hospitals, Hospices & Health
•Ronald McDonald House of Providence
•Meals on Wheels of RI
•Crossroads RI (for the homeless)
•Nonviolence Institute (for the families of victims)
•St Mary’s Home for Children
•Sojourner House (For domestic abuse victims)
Want flowers for your charity? Click for free flower info.
Farming in Olneyville, two miles from Providence City Hall
What Cheer Flower Farm is located on a brownfield site (a former factory) which we purchased outright with help from generous donors in May 2018.
So far we have remediated 15,000 sf by removing parking lot, capping polluted soil and bringing in fresh soil to create our fields. We grow 300 varieties of flowers for cutting - including annuals and perennials. We are organic and pollinator-friendly!
Now, we are fundraising to:
1. Build a multi-purpose barn for propagation, flower processing & a small office.
2. Remediate more of our 2.7 acres of former factory land into flower growing fields and a ‘green’ jobs training center.
3. Expand flower rescue programs plus flower arranging, art and growing educational programming to share more cheer with more people!
Because Everyone Deserves a Bouquet
“My client who was just diagnosed with breast cancer began to cry when I handed them to her. She kept insisting that I give them to someone who needed them more than she did, and I told her she did need them. She thanked me and said that no one has ever given her flowers. I LOVE What Cheer Flowers!!!!”
-- Staffer at St Mary’s Home for Children
“The lady’s face just lit up. To see that someone cares enough about Meals on Wheels clientele to go to the effort of cultivating these flowers [for] them, I think it’s amazing.”
-- Volunteer at Meals on Wheels of RI
Events & Activities at the Farm
Everyone 12+ is invited. You can:
-Join a volunteer crew in the field
-Drive flowers to local charities
-Help out at our big Flower Festival gala
Are you a painter, photographer or leader of an art group who would like to create art in the midst of our urban flower farm? Contact us to set a date.
A fun 90-minute workshop on beekeeping and pollinator garden basics, held on the Farm in partnership with Little Rhody Beekeeping. Suitable for ages 12+.
Our annual fundraising gala, held at sunset Sept 19, 5-9pm. Featuring field tours, art exhibit, floral displays, live music and bubbly! Suitable for everyone, although you must be 21+ to drink.