The project started in the Central Oregon garage of our founder, Heidi Berkman, beginning with a few flowers and a few volunteers who wanted to create something special — bringing beauty and joy to those in end-of-life care. Many of us had experienced the loss of a loved one in hospice care, and recognized that we could make use of resources (flowers) that would otherwise be tossed out.
Over the last decade, we have continued to grow and support hospice and palliative care agencies across the state of Oregon, with the Portland Metro area as our base. Our volunteer teams have flourished, supporting the organization as we continue to serve additional patients and families. We are fortunate to have the use of donated workspaces, supplies and equipment, providing a wonderful place for our volunteers to come together to create beautiful bouquets. In addition, we have developed a committed group of floral and community partners who support our efforts and our mission.