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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Slow Flowers Newsletter
SLOW FLOWERS NEWS: DECEMBER
June 30th Flower Farm Tours &
Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm
Let's fast-forward to June 30, 2019, the day before theSlow Flowers Summit takes place on July 1st & 2nd in St. Paul, Minnesota.
You're invited to participate in our Pre-Conference Farm Toursand Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm, two fantastic opportunities to learn more about the flora of Minnesota and the people who grow and design with those blooms!
That's followed bour our second tour stop at Green Earth Growers, a women-owned plant nursery, vegetable and cut flower farm where you'll enjoy a tour led by owners Jenny and Jolea, who also market their Minnesota-grown flowers through the Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
The late-afternoon tour will be followed by our first-ever Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm!
There is a separate registration required for our Slow Flowers Dinner, an evening of locally-grown food, flowers, entertainment and camaraderie. Tickets are $100 inclusive and you can find details by following the link below.
Dinner on the Farm is a farm-to-table production of Monica Walch, founder of the successful culinary event series that takes place each year in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area.
It's count-down time for you to take advantage of our Early Bird Pre Registration for the 2019 Slow Flowers Summit! The third annual Summit takes place on July 1st & 2nd in St. Paul Minnesota, co-hosted with Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
The Slow Flowers Summit is designed to meet the needs and interests of progressive floral entrepreneurs like YOU -- people engaged in sustainable sourcing, design and business practices.
Your registration covers local flower tours, floral demonstrations, participation in creating an interactive, large-scale installation, all meals and 10 inspiring and informative speakers from across the floral marketplace.
If you're like me, you might want to drop hints for a holiday-wish list . . . Or, invest in a tax-deductible business expense before the end of the year. The Summit registration might just have your name on it! We can't wait to see you there!
Now's your chance to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing through December 31st.
Slow Flowers members enjoy the discounted registration of $275
General Admission is $325
Ticket prices at both levels will increase by $100 on January 1st
The second Q&A in this series features a conversation with floral artist Whit McClure of Los Angeles-based Whit Hazen. As the Summit's Capstone Speaker, Whit will present a floral demonstration and share her inspiring Floral Activism message. Authenticity and activism are key values which she brings to her floral studio.
The November issue of Florists’ Review, which includes Issue No. 16 of Slow Flowers Journal, features a visit to Italy, as part of the magazine's "Floral Renaissance" special editorial focus.
Learn about the many ways Italy's floral artists, flower growers and designers are emulatng the Slow Flowers Movement in their own way.
You'll find Debra Prinzing's Q&A with the founders of Slow Flowers Italy and read about the just-announced Slow Flowers International affiliate program, which brings together like-minded groups adopting the Slow Flowers Manifesto in their own countries.
Floral designer Melissa Feveyear of Terra Bella Flowers (left), with Diane Szukovathy and Dennis Westphall of Jello Mold Farm
Am I maximizing the full value of my membership in Slow Flowers?
We love connecting with members across the U.S. and Canada who describe their association with the Slow Flowers Movement as an important one, especially when it comes to highlighting the What, How and especially the “WHY” of their own brand.
We come together as a community of progressive floral designers, enlightened farmer-florists, sustainably-minded flower farmers and conscius consumers — each of whom desires a thriving floral marketplace centered around keeping flowers safe, seasonal and local.
Our founder, Debra Prinzing, created Slow Flowers as a platform that promotes American-grown flowers and connects consumers with farmers, florists, designers and retailers. Slow Flowers is an essential tool to have in your own marketing tool box!
"Symes' philosophy: Be inspired by English gardens and the French countryside. Embrace the Slow Flowers movement, which encourages the sourcing of seasonal, locally grown stems, vines, buds and berries whenever possible. Fresh-cut flowers are so much nicer than imported ones, and they will last longer."
Our November gallery for Houzz.com features 35 Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Tabletop Floral Ideas, including this beauty, designed and photographed by Slow Flowers member Kailla Platt, Kailla Platt Flowers.
#1 -- SHARE YOUR Best Holiday Wreaths and Centerpieces for OUR NEXT Houzz.com Gallery!
Slow Flowers has a December Houzz.com piece scheduled to run the week of December 10th. You're invited to be part of this member-only editorial opportunity and share your Wreaths and Centerpieces to showcase Holiday & Home Decor ideas. Here's what to do:
Submit up to 3 images of your designs for December Holiday decor
Include a brief list of ingredients (farm source list preferred)
#2 -- SHARE YOUR STORY IN OUR NEXT JOHNNY'S SEEDS NEWSLETTER Feature!
Want to share your flower succession planting strategies? I'm planning a story that will appear in early spring on Johnny'sSeeds' web site and in its newsletter. The topic is on Cut Flower Succession Planting. The story will cover:
#3 -- SUBMIT IDEAS FOR #SLOWFLOWERSJOURNAL IN FLORISTS' REVIEW
Each month, Slow Flowers produces the Slow Flowers Journal(Print Edition) in Florists' Review. From the first issue in August 2017, we've put a priority on publishing articles about our members and their projects, designs, news. Check out the Editorial Topic Calendar above -- Slow Flowers Journal reflects many of those larger themes in monthly content. But we need to hear from you -- what suggestions, ideas and imagery would you like to suggest?
Program Notes: Be Part of Our 2019 Slow Flowers Podcast
We're excited about a new weekly feature in the Slow Flowers Podcastthat will debut on January 16, 2019. It's called "50 States of Slow Flowers," and that means for each of 50 consecutive weeks on the Slow Flowers Podcast, we'll focus on what's happening in the Slow Flowers Movement, state-by-state -- from Alabama (Jan 16th) through Wyoming (Dec. 25th).
There will be lots of love for Canadian Slow Flowersmembers, too -- We'll also feature Slow Flowers news from each Canadian Province during the course of 2019!
Get in touch if you have news to share about locally-grown flowers and regional design in your State or Province! Email: email@example.com.
Welcome to our New Slow Flowers Members
November 2018 New & Renewing Members
What a month! We welcome 26 new and renewing members from 18 states across the U.S.
Are you a SUPER MEMBER? That means you're eligible to join the Slow Flowers Ambassador Program!
The Ambassador Program rewards passionate members who want to help us grow and expand the Slow Flowers Movement, message, influence and significance in the floral marketplace!
When you sign up, you will be eligible to earn future discounts on Membership dues for each new Slow Flowers member you sponsor. You'll also join our Speakers Bureau and serve on the Ambassador Advisory Panel. Eligible to active Premium Members.
EVENT DIVA Karen Thornton of Avenue 22 Events. Karen Thornton is the talent behind the Slow Flowers Summitand I'm so grateful for her counsel, her organizational genius, her strategic planning and her generally chill approach to anything that makes me panic. We've worked together on two previous events for creativepreneurs and I have to say, Karen's involvement in any event is the *secret sauce* to success! If you attend the Summit, you'll meet both Karen AND Niesha! Follow Karen at @avenue22events.
Slow Flowers Sponsorship Menu 2019
Slow Flowers is so grateful for the organizations and companies that we have partnered with in the past year. If you're interested in learning more about joining our Strategic Partnership Program, follow the link below and contact Debra Prinzing. We'd love to talk!