Abigail’s Garden Party Event and Online Fundraiser
Photo courtesy of Heroes Homestead
Caption: Abigail Holstine with other children at the 2021 Abigail Garden Party.
Heroes Homestead holds its annual event, Abigail’s Garden Party. This event for children aims to support our veterans. It’s open to the public and fun for the whole family.
Abigail’s Garden Party was started by nine-year-old Abigail Holstine, daughter of Andrew and Danielle Holstine, founders of Heros Homestead. She learned to grow food with her mother when her father was disabled due to his military service. She, in turn, wanted to help others find courage and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
In the Heroes Homestead Victory Garden, they provide raised beds and plant starters for veterans and their families. They share the love of the outdoors and help parents and children connect in the garden. In addition, participants learn some tips for gardening per square foot and access age-appropriate activities for emotional and relational support.
This event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Heroes Homestead Victory Garden.
There will be two workshop options:
- 1:15 p.m. – Engaging Emotions and Building Trust with Parents (for Children and Youth) Peer-Led: Abigail Holstine and Ainsley Carpenter (Former Miss Deer Park 2020)
- 1:30 p.m. – Ditching Perfect Parenting Styles with Ingrid Price
Participants in either workshop participate in an interactive parent-child game.
You can also come and enjoy:
- petting zoo
- face painting
- Craft stations for kids
- mommy and me photo booth
- Mother’s Day Surprise Gift Station
- Shop Hearts and Crafts
- Blooming Vintage Shop
- Snacks and refreshments
- Plant exchange
Hot dog lunch boxes will be available for purchase and proceeds will support Veteran family crisis intervention and prevention.
The organizers would like to have an approximate headcount for their garden craft stations; if you plan to come, they ask you to visit the event link and click “go” on FB.me/e/1oUVCwzk5. However, it is not a requirement to attend the event.
Abigail’s Garden Party is also hosting an online fundraiser through the Flower Power site. This fundraiser will raise funds to build garden beds for children who need sustainable food sources to bring home and grow their food. People can support this effort by ordering seeds for their garden! To do so, go to: DPGazette.com/agardenfund22
For more information, you can go to their website at HeroesHomestead.org.