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Our History

School Street Sunflowers was started in 2019 by Paul and Paul Wegzyn.

After David Wegzyn passed away in 2018 (Younger Paul’s Uncle and Paul’s Brother) Paul thought about turning one of his family’s hay fields into a sunflower field to do something something special for his Uncle.

After realizing that his family’s 5 acre field on School Street would be perfect for a sunflower field since sunflowers open towards the east, Paul and Paul planted the sunflower field and opened to the public in 2019.

Each year, the sunflower field has a special theme to add something extra for visitors.

The first year, the field was dedicated to David Wegzyn and was filled with quotes about Sunflowers.

In 2020, during the pandemic, Paul thought that the concept of Transcendentalism would be an important concept for the community to reflect on. With 3 of the main pillars of Transcendentalism being a connection to nature, self-reliance and individuality, the sunflower field was filled with quotes from writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Margert Fuller.

2021 Theme

This year's theme is Light. With more and more people living spending a lot of their life under artificial light, Paul wants people to reflect more about the concept of light and how their relationship to light has changed over the years.

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Just behind the Dairy Queen in Ipswich
20 Lowes Lane Ipswich, MA 09138
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Located in Ipswich, Massachusetts

20 Lowes Lane, Ipswich Massachusetts 01938
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- Henry David Thoreau

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
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