Hope in Bloom: Planting Health and Happiness

Hope in Bloom

Photo featured in Swedish magazine Allas

Each year, Cape Clogs organizes a special trunk show fundraiser for Hope in Bloom, a nonprofit organization that plants flower or vegetable gardens free of charge throughout Massachusetts at the homes of women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

According to their website,

“Healing gardens have been proven to be therapeutic sanctuaries offering both comfort and hope to meet the emotional and psychological needs of patients and their families. Many of our recipients are now in remission and attribute their good fortune in part to their gardens. Others report their gardens help reduce stress and anxiety, which strengthens their resolve to face an often-grueling treatment regimen.”

Brenda Wall, the sister of Cape Clogs’ founder Pam Irving, works with Gardens with Spirit and donates her time and resources to Hope in Bloom recipients.

Last summer, a freelancer from Sweden came over with a media crew. After hanging out for a day with Hope in Bloom volunteers at work, they did an article in their local Allas magazine, a Swedish publication similar to our Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Here’s the link to the original Allas article. Click here for a partial translation of the Swedish version.


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