About What Cheer Flower Farm
Fresh-cut flowers bring joy to people’s lives and show them that their community truly cares
Founded in 2017, What Cheer Flower Farm sits on 2.7 acres of former factory land in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with two full-time farmers on staff who, with support from volunteers, grow flowers on our land organically.
We don’t sell flowers – we give flowers away to the people who will benefit from them the most via partnerships with hospitals, food banks and other nonprofits in RI.
Our five-year plan:
2017 --- Agree to buy the former Colonial Knife in Olneyville
2018 – Remediate blighted land, start farming & free distribution
2019 – Expand fields & build barns & a 'green' jobs training center
2020 – Launch jobs training program & an events/wedding flower repurposing center
2021 -- Deliver bouquets year-round; place job trainees into great careers
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