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TODAY’S GUEST: Deanna Kitchen
TOPIC: Growing Kindness Project
The Growing Kindness Project started when Deanna Kitchen, an aspiring flower farmer, accidentally planted more dahlias than she could market. Together with her family, she started delivering flowers throughout her community, sharing flowers at bus stops, doctors offices, and retirement homes. With every delivery, Deanna discovered that when they held out flowers, they held out a powerful catalyst for sharing kindness and fostering connection.
Deanna began gifting dahlias to anyone who wanted to grow and share flowers in their own community and the Growing Kindness Project was born.
Today, Deanna and her team have expanded the Growing Kindness project to support Ambassadors across the nation and Growing Kindness Gardeners around the world. And she’d love for you to be apart of the movement to spread kindness through flowers.
The Growing Kindness Project mission is to empower, educate, and encourage individuals to cultivate kindness and connection in their communities by growing and giving flowers.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or have never grown a single plant, whether you’re tending a pot of flowers on your city balcony or acres of blooms on a farm, the Growing Kindness Project can help you grow kindness in your community. Become a Growing Kindness Grower, Cultivator, or Ambassador — click here to find the level of involvement which suits your lifestyle!
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Host: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha)
BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Joel McGee
Music Written & Performed by: Landon McGee
If you loved this episode, you might also enjoy our interview with Steven Dyme, owner of Flowers for Dreams. Click here to listen.
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