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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Slow Flowers News
SLOW FLOWERS NEWS for April 2019
It's countdown time to the Slow Flowers Summit -- three months to go! We're heading to St. Paul-Minnesota, aka the Twin Cities, on July 1-2, 2019 for the best and most inspiring floral mind-meld around!
You are invited to join the amazing community of progressive designers, farmer-florists, flower farmers and leaders in the sustainable floral marketplace.
The spirit of this "live" component of American Flowers Week is exemplified by our original logo -- a flower "brainstorm" inside a lightbulb -- designed by Jenny Diaz. Click on the link below to download our square and portrait social media badges. Share your support for the Summit!
We are super excited to announce that Slow Flowers has been approved by Wikipedia as a legit entry!! This achievement was a long time in coming and it's wonderful to see become a reality. Wikipedia is of growing importance as an encyclopedia, primarily because it is a free, universal resource, considered important as one of the first examples of a usable encyclopedia that is built collaboratively by the public.
Today, when someone types "slow flowers" into their search engine, two entries appear: Our directory Slowflowers.com and the Wikipedia entry. It's not everything, but it's a pretty cool something, because in today's digital reality, showing up on Wikipedia is a great endorsement.
Last year we established Slow Flowers International, an International Affiliate program for like-minded organizations in other countries.
And it is with great pleasure to announce that our friends at SLOWFLOWERS ITALY have joined as our first International Affiliate!
SlowFlowers Italy is a cultural association blossomed to share a gentle way to live flowers and ourselves, to tune our life to the original rhythms of Nature, on the path towards an ethical beauty.
Founded in 2017, SlowFlowers Italy members are part of a network of professionals, of people who carry the values of respect and attention to the environment, local territories, traditions and community development.
Welcome and Congratulations! We can't wait to partner with you in raising awareness about seasonality, sustainability and the benefits of supporting local floral agriculture!
*Note: Only one Affiliate Organization will be assigned per country
Spring is here (FINALLY) and the Slow Flowers Community is thriving, as revealed in the pages of Florists’ Review.
Our March 2019 (Issue No. 20) highlights a theme of Flowers & Community, showcasing artistic, educational and promotional floral collaborations as a new and influential model in the floral marketplace.
As part of this package, we profile three Slow Flowers member-driven creative endeavors, all of which bring flower growers, designers and consumers together to elevate the understanding of sustainability, seasonalilty and excellent design.
The cover photo of Florists’ Review for March is from our Flowers & Community package! (c) Amanda Nippoldt
March: Floral Design with Spring-Flowering Branches for Houzz.comFrom the members of SLOW FLOWERS Our March Gallery features design inspiration with flowering shrubs and trees that are suitable for indoor forcing.
The series aims to showcase Slow Flowers members' designs and inspire Houzz.com readers to make local and seasonal floral choices. The above design is from Seattle urban farmer-florist Carolyn Kulb of Folk Art Flowers.
Our full year of Slow Flowers Galleries for Houzz.com continues for APRIL with a focus on Spring Bulbs, Tulips & Narcissus in your floral designs! Each Month's floral themes are noted below. SHARE YOUR Best Designs for OUR NEXT Houzz.com Gallery!
You're invited to be part of this ongoing member-only editorial opportunity. Here are more details:
Submit up to 3 images of your designs for each month's theme
Designs should feature local, seasonal and domestic botanicals only (US and Canada)
Include a brief list of ingredients (farm source list preferred)
Sunday, April 7-Tuesday April 9 Whidbey Island, Washington
For Slow Flowers Members Only, there is one space left! Tobey's Workshop featuring Tobey Nelson on Sustainable Design and Emily Ellen Anderson of CuriousLolaon Business Sustainability. Oh, and an awesome Farm-to-Table Final Dinner with me, Debra Prinzing (I'm excited to share Slow Flowers news at this event)! If you're interested in details, I've got the inside scoop, so email me: email@example.com
Local Flowers + Slow Bouquets Saturday, May 4th (Noon-3 p.m.) Allovus Studios, 8811 N. Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Expand the way you view your own backyard, the flowers sold by vendors at your local farmer’s market and even the “weeds” in our area’s wilder places.
Each attendee will express their personal style and learn to employ eco-techniques. You’ll create a lavish (and healthy) arrangement, using natural or easy-to-recycle materials like twigs, excelsior and chicken wire, Debra will also demonstrate the best ways to harvest, process, and prolong the vase life of the ingredients.
This Slow Flowers: Hands-On Workshop is hosted by: bricolage* offers high-quality creative and cultural arts programming for entrepreneurs and artisans in the Northwest. Our workshops are instructed by experienced professionals in a inspirational waterfront studio in Gig Harbor, WA.
Slow Flowers: Seasonal Floral Design Wednesday, June 5th (6:45-8:30 p.m.)
NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98195
Debra will speak about the significant changes in floral agriculture and sustainable floral design that she’s witnessed and documented over the past 10 years.
She will illustrate her presentation with three floral design demonstrations incorporating botanical ingredients sourced locally from area growers. Debra’s books will be available for purchase and signing.
Floral vendors from Pacific Northwest flower farms will have flowers for sale at the lecture.
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). For the month of March, we featured:
EVENT DIVA Karen Thornton of Avenue 22 Events. Karen Thornton is the talent behind the Slow Flowers Summit and 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.