The Bloom Project
Teufel Holly Farms
160 SW Miller Road
Portland, OR 97225
P: 757-537-7975 (Mon-Fri, 8-4) or 541-241-8845 (anytime)
The Bloom Project – Portland began donating flowers to hospice patients in January 2013.
The project received its first donation of flowers to deliver on Martin Luther King Day by Larry Teufel of Teufel Holly Farms. Teufel’s new business venture, providing fulfillment and distribution for ProFlowers’ cut-flower program, gave Teufel Holly Farm the ability to donate overruns to The Bloom Project.
During 2013-14, The Bloom Project focused on building relationships with hospice and palliative care organizations as well as grocers and wholesale floral supply companies, including three vendors at The Portland Flower Market. Simultaneously, we developed our volunteer program to support the needs of the project.
In February 2014, The Bloom Project – Portland moved into a workspace at Teufel Holly Farm. This refurbished greenhouse (“Bloom House”) provides a wonderful, rustic workspace for our volunteers, equipped with work tables, heating/cooling system, dishwasher, floral food system, and other equipment. A repurposed shipping container has been converted into our walk-in floral cooler, allowing us to keep our flower and greens at just the right temperature. We are truly blessed by the generosity of Larry Teufel, his family and the team at Teufel Holly Farms!
We look forward to the growth and progress of the Bloom Project – Portland as we continue to serve our hospice and palliative care partners, and expand the impact within the Portland Metropolitan area.
About Stacy Addison:
A native of California, Stacy spent more than 20 years working for newspapers as a graphic designer, copy editor and occasional photo editor. After moving to Portland in 2013, Stacy shifted her focus to strategic communications and marketing. Most recently Director of Customer and VIP Relations for a web-based concierge service, she is also an active volunteer and marketing committee member for the non-profit Hollywood Farmers Market. In her spare time, she likes to putter in the garden, scour thrift stores for hidden gems, and work on Pinterest-inspired DIY projects.