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Sun, Jun 09


Mena's Garden LLC--A Flower Farm

Black Women in Medicine Networking Event at Mena's Garden LLC

On June 9th at 2:30pm, we invite Black women physicians, medical trainees, medical and premedical students to visit Mena's Garden, a flower farm in Guilford CT. Come network with other Black women in medicine while picking flowers! For more information, visit Join us!

Black Women in Medicine Networking Event at Mena's Garden LLC
Black Women in Medicine Networking Event at Mena's Garden LLC

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2024, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Mena's Garden LLC--A Flower Farm, North Guilford, Guilford, CT 06437, USA

About the Event

Join us on Sunday June 9th at 2:30pm for a rare networking/flower-picking event on a beautiful Flower Farm in Guilford CT. If you have time, come early  explore Guilford on your own until 2:15pm. Then had over to Mena's Garden in North Guilford. Light refreshments will available.  This event is free but if you chose to pick you own floral bouquet, there is a small fee of  $10 cash. Vases will be given to attendees for flower-picking. The exact address of Mena's Garden will be shared with approved guests prior to the event. Space is limited to 12 guests so RSVP today.

More About Mena's Garden

Mena's Garden™ LLC is a new 5-acre flower farm in North Guilford CT that specializes in creating unique seasonal bouquets from field-grown flowers, herbs, vines, and tree branches. Farm owner Dr. Philomena Asante("Mena") is a mom, pediatrician, and flower-enthusiast whose happy place is creating beautiful floral bouquets in her home farm garden. Black Farmers are rare. According to the 2022 US Census of Agriculture, only 1.2% of US producers with operating farms are Black. When you purchase a bouquet from Mena's Garden, you are buying local and supporting a Black woman owned farm and floriculture small business. Moreover, you are helping other Black women doctors reach their career goals: Ten percent of the annual proceeds from Mena's Garden will be donated to the nonprofit organization The Black Women MD Network (BWMDN) to fund $500 & $1000 scholarships for Black women medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians who are members of the BWMDN and find themselves in need of extra funds due to unexpected personal and career challenges.

More on Guilford CT

Guilford, settled in 1639, has a rich farming history, beautiful classic New England Town Green with lovely restaurants and shops, and beaches on Long Island Sound (Jacob's beach is our favorite!). The "Witness Stone Project" was founded in Guilford in 2017. For an educational experience, find "witness stones" around the Guilford Town Green. To read and hear more about The Witness Stone Project use this link: If you happen to be in Guilford on a Saturday, stop by The Dudley Farm Farmer's Market in North Guilford from 9:30am to 12:30pm, where you can purchase one of Mena's Garden's seasonal bouquets.

Guilford is located 2.5 hours from Boston, 2 hours from New York City and 30 minutes from New Haven CT. Guilford is accessible from Boston, New York, and New Haven by train. If coming from Boston, take Amtrak to New Haven and pick up the CTRail Shoreline East from New Haven to the Guilford train station. If coming from New York City, take Metro North to New Haven, then pick up the CTRail Shoreline East to Guilford. Mena's Garden is a 15 min Uber or Lyft ride from the Guilford CT commuter rail station. For schedules:

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