If you and your family plan to watch the Olympics this February, you will see medal winning athletes receiving the same bouquet of flowers.  It was announced recently that the flowers will be produced by Just Beginning Flowers – a non-profit society dedicated to help train mentally and physically challenged women, including marginalized women recovering from addiction, released from jail and escaping violent relationships/the sex trade. The 1,800 bouquets will be made by 22 graduates of the Just Beginning Flowers programme.

Your child might be interested to know what flowers and plants are in the Olympic bouquet.

They include:

green hypericum berries   green spider mums   leatherleaf fern monkey grass and   aspidistra leaves.

Image source:  Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2010

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