WOODLAWN – Woodlawn’s Windswept Moonlight Farm, a cut flower growing operation on Woodkilton Road, is raising money in support of Sunflower of Peace, an organization already providing first aid care in war-torn Ukraine.
The farm grows cut flowers and food with care practicing sustainable organic principles.
The owners have Ukrainian backgrounds, and like the rest of the world, are devastated by what they are seeing in Ukraine.
“Another senseless war has been waged out of greed, pursuit of power, and hunger for wealth, all in the midst of a pandemic,” farm owner Jennifer Lynne released in a statement Saturday (Feb. 27). “If you feel like I do, powerless to take any effective action, and you’re unsure what to do, for Ukraine and for those you love who you haven’t been able to properly hug in two years, then I hope this brings you even the tiniest sense of action.”
Lynne is putting her talents towards the cause.
“I don’t know what else to do, but I can grow gorgeous flowers,” she said. “We wouldn’t be here farming in this beautiful country if it weren’t for the fierce resilience and bravery of our ancestors; 25 per cent Ukrainian.”
In an effort to help, Windswept Moonlight Farm is launching Sunflowers for Ukraine in support of the Sunflower for Peace organization.
“Sunflower of Peace is an organization that is on the ground right now in Ukraine, providing first-aid medical tactical backpacks to those on the front lines,” Lynne said. “In return for your donation you will have the option to either pick your own bouquet of sunflowers, or to pick up a ready-made bouquet of specialty sunflowers this summer.”
Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine.
Each order costs $25 and Lynne says 100 per cent of donations will be sent to Sunflower of Peace.
Specialty cut-flower variety sunflowers will be grown specifically for this fundraiser as soon as the weather allows. In return for donations, donors will pick 12 stems of these beautiful flowers. Donors will be contacted by email in late June and July to arrange a time for flower picking or pick up.
“Plan a surprise flower-gram for someone you love this summer while supporting Ukraine through this wonderful organization right now,” Lynne said.
If you would like to donate by ordering a bouquet of sunflowers, click here.
You can learn more about Sunflower for Peace by visiting their Facebook page here.