Slow Flowers comes to Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory
Thursday, June 22nd
Phipps Garden Center/ Mellon Park, 1059 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
American Beauty: Slow Flowers, Seasonal Floral Design and Eco-Friendly Techniques
Debra Prinzing’s two-part workshop will first address the resurgence of American flower farms and the emerging eco-floral design movement. Her “state of American-grown flowers” presentation dives into details about the increased consumer demand for local, seasonal and sustainable flowers.
Meet the individual flower farmers, wholesalers, retailers and florists who are actively transforming the conventional model of floral distribution. Debra’s visually elegant presentation explores the “slow flowers” concepts featured in her 2012 book The 50 Mile Bouquet and her 2013 book Slow Flowers.
In the second portion of her workshop, the focus will turn to hands-on design and the question: How does your design style reflect your brand? Use flowers as a metaphor to communicate what makes you distinct. We’ll have as your “muse” an abundance of fresh, local and seasonal botanicals with which you can tell your floral narrative. For floral professionals, this approach allows you to connect with customers in a way that can set you apart in the marketplace. For nonprofessionals, exercise your creativity and self-expression. Debra Prinzing will lead the hands-on session that covers eco-friendly design techniques as well as Slow Flowers principles that you can adopt as brand messaging – from the field to the vase.
Material fee includes vase and botanicals; please supply your own tools (knife, clipper, snips, etc.) Debra’s books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Special Thanks to Syndicate Sales for supplying American-Made glass vases for our workshop
Floral Design Certificate elective
Fee: $65 members | $75 nonmembers | Material fee: $40
Registration and more details here.