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Friday, April 7, 2017

Slow Flowers Newsletter

 
      
 
 
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Welcome to APRIL! I hope the information shared in this month's newsletter is useful and thought-provoking, Warmly, Debra
 
 
 
 
Slow Flowers, Green Weddings: Inspiring and Sustainable Floral Ideas for 2017 Ceremonies
 
 
 
Designed by Betany Coffland, Chloris Floral (c) Paige Greene Photography
 
 
 
Our New Slow Flowers Editorial Look Book went live today over our wire service PR Web and it is also posted on the Slow Flowers Journal. Thank you to all who participated!
The SLOW Flowers/GREEN Weddings image package features 18 inspiring ideas and styles that best reflect the 2017 Wedding Season with a environmentally and locally-conscious aesthetic.
This report has been distributed to the press for their use in editorial content and blog posts.
Thank you to our members who shared images of their flowers and bouquet/boutonniere/wedding designs for inclusion in this campaign. 
 
 
Click here to read the full report on Slow Flowers Weddings 2017►
 
 
Read our latest article from 
the SLOW FLOWERS JOURNAL

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Spring Mason Jar Bouquet by Hillary Alger of Johnny’s Selected Seeds
If you’ve attended any Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers 
(ASCFG) Conferences or Growers’ Schools in the past few years, I bet you’ve met Hillary Alger. 
Hillary is passionate about growing flowers and she works tirelessly on bringing information and resources about what her company is doing to the community. She is the Flowers Product Manager for Johnny’s Selected Seeds.
But I didn’t know she was a passionate floral designer, too! In this week’s newsletter from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, this cool video and post popped into my feed. It showcased the “Spring Mason Jar Bouquet,” designed by Hillary.
 
 
Click here to read the full post►
 
 
 
 
Slow Flowers Creative Workshop #4 with Floressence
On March 6th, Anne Bradfield of Seattle-based Floressence and I teamed up to teach an intimate session at her studio in Georgetown. 
This was the fourth Slow Flowers Creative Workshop (SFCW) that I’ve offered since our first one in August 2016.
Five students gathered and brought their inquisitiveness, a sense of adventure and a fearless desire to take risks using new tools for their floral branding and messaging.
We had designers, a flower farmer and two veterans of retail floristry – and everyone was experienced in weddings and events as part of their business models. 
Check out the post-workshop report and see the beautiful florals and floral designers as photographed by Dyana Zweng of a bit of earth.
 
 
Click here to read the full post►
 
 
Last Chance to Sign Up for the WHIDBEY ISLAND FLOWER WORKSHOP
April 23-25, 2017

 
 
 
Join Susan Mcleary of Passionflower EventsDebra Prinzing of Slow FlowersKaleb Norman Jamesof Kaleb Norman James Design, and Tobey Nelson of Tobey Nelson Events & Design at a cozy Pacific Northwest island winery for an inspirational getaway designed to help you develop your creative voice, refine and update your floral design skills, perfect your tablescaping game, and get hands-on experience creating a large floral installation without foam.  
During the course of the workshop we will discuss sourcing, pricing, creative challenges, staying renewed and inspired, working with your farmer, and more.  Each student will have hands-on experience and all work will be professionally photographed with professional models to be used by students in their portfolios, websites, branding etc.  We will work with only the most luscious, locally-sourced and American grown product including lots of spring treasures grown right here on Whidbey Island.
 
 
Check Out all Details & Register Here ►
 
 
Get your Tickets Now!
SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT 2017

 
 
 











Our Inagural SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT 
has been called a "TED Talk for Flower Lovers." 
Developed and produced by Debra Prinzing and Slow Flowers LLC, this one-day event is designed to celebrate AMERICAN FLOWERS WEEK (June 28-July 4, 2017) and bring together creatives, thought leaders and change agents with a lecture series featuring leading voices in the progressive American-grown floral community.
Many of our speakers are past guests of the Slow Flowers Podcast. Find links to their interviews here:
Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential" (May 2014, Episode 140)
Riz Reyes, RHR Horticulture (October 2015, Episode 214)
Teresa Sabankaya, Bonny Doon Garden Co. (April 2015, Episode 187)
Emily Ellen Anderson, Lola Creative/Lola Floral Design (November 2014, Episode 168)
Lisa Waud, pot & box (February 2015, Episode 181)

Future interviews with our other speakers and panelists are in the works! Watch for news about them soon!
 
 
Check Out all Details & Register Here ►
 
 
Slow Flowers in the News
 
 
 
 
 
 
Conservation Watch/Garden Clubs of America
 
 
 

 
 
 
At the invitation of Garden Clubs of AmericaDebra Prinzing contributed an article to the Spring 2017 "Conservation Watch" publication -- which is distributed to all 18,000 members of GCA nationwide. 
According to editor Molly Jones, "you spoke so convincingly at our club about the importance of sourcing close to home that I would love to include your information about the importing, spraying, customs houses, and other issues related to the huge market for roses in this country as well as emphasize the benefits of keeping our flower purchases close to home."
The article features two Slow Flowers members, Danielle Hahn of Rose Story Farm and Sandra Laubenthal of Peterkort Roses, who generously shared their time and expertise.
 
 
Click here to read the article and see the full issue►
 
 
 
Growing for Market
 
 

Andrew Mefferd, editor and publisher of Growing for Market, commissioned an article about local flower branding for the March issue. Thank you to everyone who contributed details about their logo and branding programs -- your personal take on the topic is inspiring!

"Make your mark with local branding" features the following Slow Flowers members: Pamela and Frank Arnosky of Texas Specialty Cut FlowersNicolette Irving of Flourish Flower FarmMichael Genovese of Summer Dreams FarmKathleen Barber of Erika's Fresh FlowersAdam and Jennifer O’Neal of PepperHarrow FarmJessica Hall and Chris Auville of Harmony Harvest Farm, and Diane Szukovathy and Molly Sadowsky of Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
 
 
Click here to read the full article►
Click here to subscribe to Growing for Market►
 
 
 
Garden Design Magazine
 
 
 
 
Slow Flowers founder Debra Prinzing and several of our members are quoted in "Flowering Branches," a beautiful article in the new Spring 2017 issue of Garden Design magazine.
Charles Little from Charles Little & Co. offered his expertise on growing magnolias, flowering cherries and more.
Diane Szukovathy from Jello Mold Farm shared her expertise on growing Prunus, Syringa and Cornus as cut flowers.
The story and entire issue are beautiful -- check it out!
 
 
Click here to see the entire article►
Click here for a special subscription offer from Garden Design►
 
 
Slow Flowers on the Road
 
 
 
We're so pleased to share special opportunities with our members -- to speak, be published and build your Slow Flowers brand and personal platform.
In March, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show featured three of our members. The presentations showcased local flower farming, floral design and event design. Congratulations to each for being included in the seminar program -- and thank you for representing Slow Flowers!

Beth Barnett of Larkspur Chicago, "Floral Designer to Farmer Florist, a Journey into the World of Floral Farming"

Jeanie McKewanBrightflower Farm, "Choosing Local Flowers for Your Special Event"

Andrea K. GristAndrea K. Grist Floral Art, "Color in Bloom - a Floral Journey"
 
 
 
 
 
LISTEN: Slow Flowers Podcasts for March
 
 
 
Voices of the Slow Flowers Movement 
Each week the Slow Flowers Podcast releases a new episode featuring timely interviews with flower farmers and floral designers whose wisdom and insights will inspire you! In March, we broke our all-time record for listener downloads -- with more than 11,000 downloads during the month! Check out the wide range of guests we've heard from this month: 
 
 
Click here to subscribe to our FREE weekly Podcast►
 
 
Welcome to our New Slow Flowers Members
 
 
 

March welcomed the following new members -- flower farmers, florists and farmer-florists -- to Slowflowers.com! You'll want to follow and connect with them on social media. Introduce yourself!

Anne E's Garden Fresh, Scottsdale, AZ
Bluegreen Gardens, Columbus, OH
Blue Sky Flower Farm, Lakeville, MN
Cape Lily, Harlem, NY
Down the Road Flower Farm, New Lexington, OH
Grace Flowers Hawaii, Honokaa, Hawaii
Queen City Flower Farm, Cincinnati, OH
The Petal Truck, Charleston, S.C.
 
 
Click here to Create Your SLOWFLOWERS.COM Listing►
 
 
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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

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