In Newtown, Connecticut, something beautiful and heartwarming is taking root in the form of Kindness Gardens. This exceptional environmental initiative, a collaborative effort between the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary and various civic organizations like Rotary Clubs and Girl Scouts, is changing the landscape while nurturing kindness and promoting biodiversity. To date, they have already sowed the seeds of kindness over 10,500 square feet of pollinator habitat in Connecticut and New York native plants, providing habitat for pollinators and wildlife of all kinds.
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation was established in 2013 to commemorate six-year-old Sandy Hook victim Catherine Violet Hubbard. It operates the Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary on 34 acres of Connecticut state farmland, focusing on environmental stewardship, humane education, aiding seniors with pet care, and property revitalization, all aimed at promoting compassion and a kinder world.
Now, we are proud to be forging a new and exciting partnership with Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and their Kindness Gardens initiative. This collaboration will extend the reach of Kindness Gardens to communities across the United States, enabling more people to contribute positively to wildlife conservation via our 1 for 1 native plant donation program.
A Blooming Affiliation
The official announcement and celebration of this new affiliation took place in June at Catherine's Butterfly Party, a fitting occasion to highlight the significance of preserving the environment for both the present and future generations. As part of our commitment to this partnership, Garden for Wildlife pledged to match every plant purchase with the establishment of a Kindness Garden. This resulted in a donation of 225 native Connecticut plants destined for Dickinson Memorial Park in Newtown.
The planting event at Dickinson Memorial Park took place Wednesday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers and representatives from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, along with members of Garden for Wildlife including CEO Shubber Ali, came together and made light work of planting the new native plants.
"On behalf of Garden for Wildlife, I'm thrilled for our partnership with the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation. We share a common mission to create pollinator and bird-friendly habitats to help save our endangered wildlife, so the opportunity to leverage our plant donation program to accelerate the planting of Kindness Gardens across the country is a way to make a bigger impact much more quickly."
- Shubber Ali, Garden for Wildlife CEO
Learn More, Get Involved & Apply for Plant Donations
If you'd like to learn more about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary or the Kindness Gardens initiative, we encourage you to visit cvhfoundation.org. You can discover the profound impact that these gardens are making and how you can get involved in nurturing kindness and biodiversity in your community.
Together, we can create a brighter, more beautiful future for humans and wildlife alike.
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