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WE HAVE AN AMAZING LINEUP OF speakers to wow you and inspire you to think BIG and grow your BRAND -- together for one amazing day at the 2018 Slow Flowers Summit. You'll spend time networking and exchanging ideas with everyone who attends, including these awesome peeps! Here's our advance introduction to these floral luminaries. Just plug in your earbuds and hear their stories from past Slow Flowers Podcast episoodes:
Called a "TED Talk for Flower Lovers," the SUMMIT is a one-day lecture series for creative professionals, thought leaders and pioneering voices in the progressive American-grown floral community. Designed to stimulate curiosity, examine conventional assumptions and explore conscious and ethical practices in the floral industry, the Summit agenda asks speakers and audience members alike to inquire, inform, include, instigate and inspire.
Who: Debra Prinzing developed the SUMMIT as an a new "live" component to the American Flowers Weekcampaign (June 28-July 4). AFW devotes a week of activity via events and social media platforms to promote domestic flowers, raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral industry.
Inspired by our online magazine, also called Slow Flowers Journal, the print edition is packed with beautiful, relatable stories about florists, flower farmers and other pioneers in the Slow Flowers community.
The February issue's theme is "Women Leaders," and in the SFJ, we feature four articles you'll want to read:
The San Diego Union-Tribunecommissioned a piece by Debra Prinzing featuring California-grown Valentine's Day floral options for readers.
Loved this chance to celebrate the BEST of #slowflowers #sandiegogrown and #cagrown V-Day flowers with the San Diego Union-Tribune!
How exciting to see so many Slow Flowers members featured along with their beautiful botanicals. When the media asks for content, we always feature Slow Flowers members! The piece had a huge online presence but what's especially exciting is the full cover story in the newspaper's HOME + GARDEN section the weekend prior to Valentine's Day.
Kelly and Jesse Perry of Team Flower have invited Debra Prinzing to attend their first-ever design conference and it promises to be a wonderful (and educational) experience. In addition to co-presenting with colleagues from Florists' Review, we'll be out and about recording interviews for future episodes of the Slow Flowers Podcast. On Thursday, March 8th, during the evening free time, we'll host an informal Slow Flowers Meet-Up for members in attendance. If you'd like to be included, reach out for details at email@example.com.
Tobey Nelson's second annual Whidbey Flower Workshop is a masterclass flower retreat that will focus on large scale floral wearables with Susan McLeary of Passionflower Events and on foam-free large scale floral installations with U.K.-based floral artist Joseph Massie. Your imagination will be inspired and your knowledge of mechanics will grow. Escape to Whidbey Island and recharge your creative juices as well as your business skills!
Debra Prinzing joins the entire Workshop Session with writing excercises designed to enliven your personal narratives and floral writing. Slow Flowers members enjoy a special $100 discount. Use promo code WFW2018.
ALSO: Tobey is running a Workshop Scholarship Contest through Wednesday, March 7th. Visit her Instagram Page @tobeynelsonevents for details!!
AIFD has invited Debra Prinzing to speak on "Field to Vase: Connecting Grower, Florist and Consumer"as part of the group's first-ever "Field to Vase Florists" educational track at this year's Symposium. The track is promoted as "acknowledging the movement toward sustainability and locally grown, AIFD welcomes industry professionals who share the farmer/floral artist lifestyle."
Adam and Jennifer O'Neal of PepperHarrow Farm announced their first "Flower Farming, Floral Design, and Creative Writing Workshop" -- and Slow Flowers will be there.
Immerse yourself in the farm for two gloriously full days of flower farming, inspiration, design, and fellowship. This beginning flower farmer workshop is for the hands-on learner and goes in-depth into the basics of flower farming, creative writing, floral design, and developing your flower farming business.
Students will gather with like-minded flower souls while learning and seeing life on a beautiful working flower farm. Throughout the course, personalized instruction will delve extensively into the essentials of flower farming so attendees leave with the confidence to bring flower farming goals to life. In addition to all of this incredible content, Margaret Ludwig, of Giverny Design, in New Orleans, will be leading creative instruction on floral design.