Flower Rescue Events
Although What Cheer is primarily a flower farm, growing 30,000 stems for charity per year, we also run flower rescue events because rescues allow us to offer flowers off-season. Plus, perfectly good flowers should not go to waste.
How it works:
Retailers, wholesalers and farmers who have left-over flowers and greens in good condition donate them to What Cheer Flower Farm. Yes, we can pick them up or send field gleaners with a little advance warning.
Events and weddings who would like to have their flowers rescued may drop them by the Farm by appointment. (We strongly prefer flowers that are not in 'foam' arrangements, because floral foam is non-recyclable waste and we don't have a dumpster for it.) We can give you a tax-deductible receipt for a gift in-kind.
Our volunteers process the flowers, cutting stems, stripping leaves and rearranging them into bouquets and buckets for our charity clients. (Note: Would you like to join our volunteers? See below.)
We deliver your flowers to local hospitals, hospices, shelters, senior services and other nonprofits who will hand them directly to those in our community who are under stress and really need a bouquet today.