The Devine Sunflower Project was by founded by Trish Hart, in memory of her dear student Lauren Devine who passed in July 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
Lauren was a beautiful soul who spread much love and light during her short time of 28 years here on Earth. During that time, Lauren made a huge difference in this world by inspiring so many. Those that met her will never forget her infectious laugh, positive attitude and bravery.
During her over 13 year span of her illness, the Magical Moon Farm in Marshfield was a great respite for Lauren . She spent many days at the farm working physically, emotionally and spiritually in the gardens with Donna Green, founder of Magical Moon, by her side. Lauren served as the Director of Inspiration at the Magical Moon Farm and became known as “Lauren the Lionhearted”. She supported many children who were on the same the healing path and journey of cancer recovery.
Lauren, like a sunflower and created so many smiles around her with her beaming light. Last summer, Trish, who had never had luck growing sunflowers in 20 years, was miraculously able to grow 13 foot sunflowers in her yard last summer. They grew over her fence in downtown Cohasset and all that saw them loved them! She is absolutely convinced that somehow Lauren’s infectious light and energy are responsible for this phenomenal gardening feat!
Being an avid gardener, Trish dried a few of heads of these magnificent sunflowers last fall and gifted these “seeds of love” last holiday season to her students who shared space with Lauren in her therapeutic yoga program. These “seeds of love”, were such a heartfelt gift that others who knew Lauren that other wanted them. Trish began to share them with many, including her many yoga students and coworkers. Trish also gave the seeds to Donna Green and Carrie Russell, who manages the children’s camp program and farming at Magical Moon Farm. Carrie, has had children plant the seeds in sacred dedicated area near her hydrangea brick pathway at the farm.
The project will be threefold:
A Virtual Sunflower Field on Instagram As the sunflowers grow, all those that have received the “seeds of love” are welcome to post to Instagram with the tagline #devinesunflowerproject and #magicalmoonfarm. The goal is to build a virtual sunflower field in honor of Lauren that will continue to grow and extend joy each year.
Outdoor Meditation at Sandy Beach, Cohasset Trish will leading several outdoor community meditation classes at the Sandy Beach in Cohasset. The classes are donation-only and all funds will be earmarked to support a special project at the Magical Moon Farm. It is beautiful to enjoy the outdoors at dawn for a community practice.
Outdoor Yoga Event at Magical Moon Farm, Marshfield Trish will lead an outdoor community yoga class at the Magical Moon Farm in Marshfield. We will begin with a YIN style (all levels) class in the field, followed by a walk through the sunflowers and conclude with meditation in on Lauren's path. Cost is $20 and all donations will be given to the Magical Moon Farm in honor of Lauren. The date is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th AT 9:00AM.
This fall the seeds of this year’s sunflowers, will be dried and collected, and will be more widely distribute next spring. Every year the DEVINE SUNFLOWER PROJECT will grow, create more sunflowers, more joy and we will continue to spread Lauren’s light and love as a collaborative community initiative. Any questions, please email Trish Hart @ firstname.lastname@example.org.