Become a floral expert. If you are struggling to find a floral design experience so you can learn to create beautiful floral designs...the flower classroom is your floral education destination.
I give you the hands on tools to achieve amazingly BEAUTIFUL floral designs.
I provide: quality content+quality flowers+quality design skills=floral artist.
The SLOW WEDDINGS image package will be distributed to the press for their use in editorial content and blog posts. All Premium members of Slowflowers.com are invited to submit images of their flowers and bouquet/boutonniere/wedding designs for inclusion in this campaign.
If you're a Standard member, there is a nominal charge to participate.
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:
Primer Magazine, an online lifestyle platform for dudes, discovered Slowflowers.com and recommended us for Valentine's Day floral giving. Author Jack Busch also featured a link to our Slow Flowers LOOK BOOK of American-grown Valentine's Day flowers.
Where to Find Locally-sourced Flowers for Valentine’s Day
Buying local, seasonal flowers is something I have to do twice a year; my rose-hating better half’s birthday and Valentine’s Day are both in winter months. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. . .
Looking for more resources for buying local, sustainable flowers, I stumbled upon SlowFlowers.com. It’s run by Debra Prinzing, who manages a community of 700+ flower farmers and floral designers who believe in domestic flower sourcing. The “Slow” in Slow Flowers is a nod to “Slow Food,” that close-to-home, low-carbon/transportation-footprint, seasonal and local mindset.
Janet Eastman, The Oregonian's Home & Garden editor, posted this timely story and featured a number of Slow Flowers members, including: LauraLee Symes of Sellwood Flower Co., Sandra Laubenthal of Peterkort Roses, Oregon Flower Growers Association (Larissa Ushriya), Seattle Wholesale Growers Market (Molly Sadowsky and Danielle Bennett), Holland America (Stacey Rae Lane), New Seasons Market (Katie Trudeau-McConahay), Sparhawk Farms/Charles Little & Co. (Bethany Dougher Little), Oregon Coastal Flowers and Certified American Grown (Kasey Cronquist)...and probably a few more I've missed! Awesome and useful piece!
Slow Flowers teamed up with Joan Ewer Thorndike of Le Mera Gardens, a longtime member based in Talent, Oregon, to author an article about locally-grown flowers for her regional newspaper's WEDDING GUIDE.
Joan says: "After many years telling our local newspaper (The Mail Tribune) that I would not place an ad or support their Wedding Guide so long as they kept it as a canned product with little to no local content and all ads, they called my bluff and are going local on the whole thing! . . . As part of the agreement on purchasing a half page ad I said I'd like it placed right next to a story on DIY."
As it turns out, the newspaper asked for Joan's help to author the article and she enlisted Slow Flowers! The piece hits Joan's target audience -- DIY couples. Let us know if we can assist you in doing something similar in your market! PR Support is a Premium member benefit.
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! Check out the wide range of guests we've heard from this month: