On September 26,1997 a group of 5 residents of Blackhawk got together over coffee and decided to start a women’s group dedicated to the interest and love of gardening. Within the year they had 20 members. Twenty-five years later the group has close to 170 members and has expanded well beyond the gates of Blackhawk. While the size of the group has changed, the purpose has not. The goal remains to bring to life the world of gardening and the beauty of mother nature through workshops, events, volunteerism, education, sharing ideas and social activities.
The Bloomers also support the surrounding community through volunteer programs such as:
Bounty Gardens a nonprofit program that provides fresh vegetables to local food banks. In 2021 over 200 lbs. of produce was donated to food banks.
Penny Pines a national conservation organization that purchases and plants tree seedlings for reforestation. $68 plants an acre of new trees – we have planted thousands.
Daffodil Hill started in 2013 to fill the Blackhawk community with blooms of daffodils each spring. Since then, hundreds of thousands of daffodils have been planted for all to enjoy.
Dig in the Dirt we work with local elementary students to get hands on with gardening.
But more than all the volunteer programs and education, it is the friendships that have developed over time that keeps this group going and growing.
To learn more, contact Rose Gogarty at email@example.com.
By Aly Baker, Bloomers Publicity