One of the proudest moments for Flowers from the Farm this year was seeing two of their members grow a relationship with a UK charity that supports women from refugee backgrounds through floristry training. Sarah Barnes of ‘We Grow Colour’, and Elsie Harp of Divina Botanica reflect on their path-breaking work in 2022 with We Are Bread and Roses.
As the year comes to a close, this is a perfect moment to look back on one of our shared highlights of 2022. We are both passionate about the powerful effects working with flowers can have on our general well-being and have long admired the work of We Are Bread and Roses. It was, therefore, very exciting to be approached by Liv Wilson to run the first UK pilot outside of London of their hugely popular floristry program for women refugees.
This statement taken from the Bread and Roses website explains more about what they do: “We harness the therapeutic benefits of working with flowers, offering women a forum to be creative, build their confidence and learn a new skill. Alongside floristry, our programs provide women with an opportunity to practice their English through our tailored curriculum, form new friendships and learn more about local support services through information sessions. In collaboration with Bristol-based refugee charity Borderlands Bristol, we were absolutely thrilled to kick off a 9-week Bread and Roses Floristry Training Programme in September. Very quickly, we had a cohort of ten refugee women from all parts of the world, excited to learn and participate in something positive and new.”
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