Nancy Pope and Lisa Baker started Second Bloom this year. It’s a non profit that practices recycling at its best: taking flowers from events and other occasions, re-arranging them and then delivering them to nursing homes and other facilities where people appreciate the delight of flowers. In the few months that they’ve been operating, the whole thing has literally caught on like a wild fire! Donors, recipients and volunteers are thrilled! Check out their web site at http://secondbloom.org/, they’re unstoppable – flowers galore! Nancy and Lisa are absolutely dedicated and are also hoping that their work will inspire folks beyond Asheville in other cities and communities, it’s easily duplicated. At any rate, if your holiday event is loaded with flowers that need new homes afterwards, please give them a ring! And if you’d like to volunteer for Second Bloom, you may just have a blast!