When frost arrives, our gardens rest, but we gardeners do not. We have itchy fingers, constantly wanting to be in motion. We also love our plants and want to bring them with us to all our holiday festivities.
So we couldn't resist the chance to work with Linda Laake Designs and bring back the Winter Wreath Fundraiser, benefiting the expansion of the Montrose Metra Community Garden. Using dried flowers from this local garden and seasonal evergreens, we create one-of-a-kind creations that go back to supporting our community.
When you purchase one of our wreaths, your dollars support two local women-owned businesses and our non-profit partner. Talk about some holiday spirit!
About our Partners:
Linda Laake Designs - Linda is a Chicago-based floral and event designer focused on creating memorable, meaningful experiences through creative workshops and thoughtful design. She enjoys the challenge of exploring new mediums and developing out-of-the-box ideas. Her floral arrangements are truly beautiful to behold. Also a custom card maker, Linda brings some serious artistry to everything she touches. Learn more about her work at lindalaakedesigns.com.
Montrose Metra Community Garden - Located just blocks from Vivant's office, this group of Chicago neighbors has a mission is to create vibrant, green community spaces that connect neighbors and fosters a healthy, sustainable environment for all. What started four years ago along the Metra tracks between Montrose and Berteau has grown into more than permanent vegetable plots. We host a public orchard of native fruits, a pollinator friendly planting flyway, and an Oak Savannah. Our produce supports three local food pantries: Common Pantry, Ravenswood Community Services and Lincoln Square Friendship Center. With a waitlist growing larger each day. they are ready to expand and build more raised beds. We couldn't be more excited to support their cause and get more of our neighbors growing! Learn more about their expansion at www.gofundme.com/f/mmcg-is-expanding-2020-campaign.
Kasey Eaves is the owner and founder of Vivant Gardening Services. When she is not in the dirt, she is traveling the world, learning how nature thrives in every space it finds.