Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Gift of Flowers

Between soil and sky - That’s where you’ll find Muir Ranch Director, Mud Baron and his student farmers on any given day! Muir's mission is to teach their students important business and life skills, provide them with meaningful employment, and improve access to fresh, locally-grown produce and flowers! Currently, Muir Ranch employs dozens of students year-round. These are jobs which have been made possible via community support, donations, special events, farmers markets and fund raising.

So, this Valentine's Day with flowers being top of mind, Resendiz Brothers and several of the neighboring farms decided to give a gift of flowers to Muir’s student farmers. We literally stuffed the school van! Everything from ranunculus, to protea, waxflower, heather, acacia, boxwood and more were donated so the students could create Valentine’s bouquets and arrangements to sell in Pasadena and the surrounding communities. Needless to say, the flowers sold out and all the proceeds raised will be used to fund more student farmer jobs! Awesome!

Many thanks to Mellano & Company, Obra Verde Growers, Rainbow Protea, Protea USA and Sandoval Farms for their generous support!

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