Spreading Smiles with Sunflowers Across Massachusetts
Earlier this spring, Pignatare Farms leased a parcel of Peckham owned property in Westfield, MA to harvest vegetables to sell at their farmstand. Peckham discussed with Pignatare Farms the possibility of planting a few rows of sunflowers on the land to distribute throughout the local community. By mid-August, it became evident that a “few” rows of sunflowers was actually a wonderfully bountiful crop. Company volunteers assisted in harvesting these sunflowers, and gave some thought to locations where they could be gifted. At Peckham Industries, we strive to be good neighbors and stewards of the environment. We are excited that these sunflowers acted as excellent pollinators for butterflies and bees, and were elated to donate sunflowers throughout the community.
Sunflowers were delivered to the following gracious recipients:
- Armbrook Village Senior Living
- Baystate Noble Hospital
- Genesis Health Care
- Governors Center Nursing Home
- Holyoke Soldiers Home
- Mercy Adult Day Program
- Papermill Elementary School
- The Arbors Assisted Living Center
- The Forum House
- Western Massachusetts Hospital
- Westfield Gardens Nursing Home
- Council on Aging
A special thank you to Gary Herman for organizing and leading this effort. It was a huge success!
Thank you to our PII member volunteers: Bob Yaremko, Mark Pfaff, Ashley Harrison, Steve Boisseau, Joe Salvon, Jon Kurowski, Gina Ferrucci, and Mike Vacchi.