Plant “Seeds for Remembrance” May 1 & May 2 at Adam’s House Gardens in Shelton to Honor Loved Ones
Adam’s House is inviting the public to celebrate memories of loved ones by planting “Seeds of Remembrance” May 1 and 2 in their gardens. Planting times at the grief and loss education center at 241 Coram Ave. in Shelton are: Tuesday, May 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The “Seeds for Remembrance” community event at Adam’s House is part of The Great Give®, an annual 36-hour online fundraiser May 1-2 dedicated to raising funds for local non-profits serving the Valley and Greater New Haven communities.
Last year, the Valley Community Foundation awarded Adam’s House a grant to help develop their memorial gardens. Volunteers from Adam’s House and Nasdaq then began work on the gardens.
Now these gardens will be featured at the “Seeds of Remembrance” event. Adam’s House Founder and Executive Director Allison Wysota sees the event as a positive way for children and families to channel their grief. “Finding ways to remember a loved one who has died is one of the important discussions we have with the children in our program,” said Wysota. “We thought offering a peaceful space for our community to honor their loved ones could provide a place of solace for those still grieving a loss.”
As part of the fundraiser, seed packets for children are on sale for $5 each and $10 for flowers; for adults, the price is $10 per seed packet and $20 for flowers. Nameplates are included with each purchase. On a first-come, first-serve basis, people can select the exact garden location for their plantings. Adam’s House volunteers will handle the planting for anyone unable to garden.
CLICK HERE to visit the Adam’s House website to purchase flowers along with the nameplate for $25 per order. Just click on The Great Give® logo on the left-hand corner of the website to make a purchase. If you are unable to attend the planting events, a photograph of the flowers, nameplate and planting site will be emailed to you.
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