May 8 event will give community members an opportunity to join together to show support and express the hope for peace
Lafayette College is inviting members of the Lehigh Valley community who are concerned about the conflict in Ukraine to come together to plant sunflower seeds at the College farm Sunday, May 8 from 3-4:30 p.m.
The event, organized by Lafayette’s Office of Sustainability, will give community members an opportunity to join together to show support and express the hope for peace. The planting of the seeds will follow a prayer led by a member of a local Ukrainian church.
In the fall, once the sunflowers have grown, they will be harvested and sold. Proceeds from the sunflower sales will be used to support humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine.
Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine and have become a symbol of hope and peace since the conflict began.
Lafayette is grateful to Burpee Gardening for donating the sunflower seeds for this event. “Burpee is proud to donate to LaFarm’s efforts,” says Jamie Mattikow ’86, CEO and president of Burpee Gardening. “We support Lafayette College and the Lehigh Valley community coming together to help humanitarian efforts in the Ukraine.”
The Lafayette College farm—LaFarm—is located at 3118 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA. Carpooling is recommended as parking is very limited. Participants are also encouraged to bring a water bottle.