Virtual Trade Secrets 2020

Virtual Trade Secrets 2020
A new vision of Gardens, Growth & Generosity

The cancellation of Trade Secrets (the rare plant and garden antiques fair) marks yet another familiar milestones that is being re-imagined and reworked to reflect the new normal. As challenging and sad as these moments can be, they also reflect the shared creative spirit that has provided a small but significant silver lining amongst all the unknowns and challenges. Today marks the intended date for the 20th Anniversary of Trade Secrets, that is the primary fundraiser for Women’s Support Services in Sharon CT. This incredible organization helps adults and children who are victimized by domestic violence through intervention, prevention and education. What began as an intimate gathering on the grounds of Bunny William’s Falls Village home grew to welcome over 1,500 shoppers at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon CT last year.

Its cancellation is another sad reality that requires/inspires all those involved to persevere and reimagine. To that end #virtualtradesecrets2020 has been in full effect on Instagram these past weeks and in lieu of the actual event, all Trade Secrets Vendors (including Hammertown) are donating 10% of their online sales to Women’s Support Services (click the previous link see all vendors). To donate directly to Women’s Support Services

What’s more…at 4pm on Sunday, May 17th

In lieu of the garden tour that was planned, Bunny will lead a live video tour of her garden along with Naomi Blumenthal, current Head Gardener Robert Reimer, and horticulturist Deborah Munson. Please join them for the tour on Sunday, May 17th at 4pm ET, live from
Bunny’s Instragramaccount@bunnys_eye

As we launch into the late Spring and Summer seasons, it is our hope that the Hammertown Community will come together and choose to contribute to Women’s Support Services in some meaningful way. Once again, here’s how (click links below):
• Directly to Women’s Support Services
• Bunny William’s GoFundMe page
• Purchase items from Trade Secrets Vendors (including Hammertown)

for every post you create on Instagram with the #hammertownathome hashtag, we will donate $5 to the organization, matching up to $1,000.
Let’s see the power of the Hammertown Community! Here’s hoping for a thriving Trade Secrets event in 2021!!!