I had the great privilege of attending and helping with Floret's Farmer-Florist Workshop in April. This amazing workshop brought together 21 established or aspiring farmer-florists from across the country and as far away as Australia and was filled with so much beauty and floral bounty. The three-day workshop was divided between Floret's two-acre micro farm and the historic Bayse barn (shots below) where there were presentations on farmer-florist business models, social media, succession planting and more.
As part of Team Floret, I helped to write and edit sections of the Floret resource book and assisted in the preparation of some of the formal presentations. Once on the ground, I got to help harvest flowers for the design demo, stuff the amazing swag bags full of great gifts and resources for all the attendees, and then help with other behind-the-scenes tasks to help make the workshop run smoothly.
I made so many great new flower friends including Carra and Nina, two other members of Team Floret, below:
Such an informative and inspirational experience!