For $25, today's side deal gets you $50 worth of flowers from Roses for Autism. Based on a mission to provide meaningful opportunities for those with autism and engage the surrounding agricultural community, Roses for Autism brightens days with its locally grown roses. All aspects of the rose-rearing, ordering, and shipping process are manned by individuals with autism, helping them cultivate the skills necessary to secure and maintain future meaningful employment. Roses come in 16 varieties and are available by single stem or the dozen. Bowl over a sweetheart with a fragrant bunch of pink lilies ($25), or apologize for breaking that sweetheart’s heirloom bowl with a dozen red roses ($45). Customers can pick up their flowers or have them shipped with next-day delivery.
Roses for Autism
In 1929, Tom Pinchbeck’s great grandfather traveled to Guilford with his family and staked their new territory with a massive greenhouse. For the next 79 years, Pinchbeck’s Rose Farm nurtured 100,000 rose bushes until highly industrial competition began to cloud their traditional production methods.
Rather than closing the doors on his farm, Pinchbeck restructured the business with his friend Jim Lyman. Lyman had been seeking a meaningful job opportunity for his son and other individuals on the autism spectrum. Through Roses for Autism—and in coordination with Ability Beyond Disability—Lyman and Pinchbeck aim to facilitate independence in the business world for individuals with autism. Employees at the farm take part in each step of the process by selecting roses, cutting stems, arranging bouquets, checking inventories, processing orders, and packaging shipments to be enjoyed by hungry bees and brides across the country.
929 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, Connecticut 06437Get Directions