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Floral Workshops and Lectures • Slow Flowers at Wonder of Words

Slow Flowers at Wonder of Words

Saturday, April 22nd
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

The 2017 Wonder of Words Festival will celebrate the written word with local and national authors in Downtown Des Moines on Saturday, April 22.

The FREE Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Des Moines Public Library’s Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. in Downtown Des Moines.

New this year is a collaboration with the Des Moines Public Library. The indoor festival features presentations and book signings by authors of both national and local acclaim, as well as workshops, children’s entertainment/activities and a storytelling competition.

Details: Wonder of Words

Debra Prinzing, Author of “Slow Flowers” — presented by Meredith Corporation

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

This earth day, spend a little time slowing down to smell the roses! Come join renowned garden author and podcast host Debra Prinzing for a presentation on the Slow Flower movement. Debra’s movement encourages people to look local for their floral needs, and she will show you just how to do it. Learn about sustainable flower farm practices and tips on how to make conscious choices when shopping for flowers.

About Debra Prinzing: Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American grown flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. Debra is the producer of, the online directory to American flower farms and florists, shops and studios who source domestic and local flowers. She is the author of 10 books including “Slow Flowers” and “The 50 Mile Bouquet.” Each Wednesday, Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast” is available for free downloads at