Flower Design Workshop: From Field to Vase

Offered twice in 2017

7.23.17  at Hilltop Community Farm in La Valle, WI

10.1.17 at Five Green Acres in Poynette, WI

Join us at the farm for a floral feast!

featuring Farmer Florists Erin Schneider of Hilltop Community Farm & Mary Jo Borchardt of Five Green Acres as co-instructors for each session

Featuring Dahlias, Succulents, Compote Design, and more Dahlias

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 4 – 7 pm
Optional: Stay for a potluck dinner/sunset feast at the farm

Location:  Five Green Acres, Poynette, WI

Price: $48 (covers flower supply costs, resources, snacks, and instruction)

Join us for Summer’s last hurrah, the mad explosion of blooms before the frost hits!  We’ll have access to over 500 dahlias, gorgeous kales and other hardy blooms in the field and discuss the use of high tunnels for season extension.  We’ll briefly touch upon our experience with the NRCS EQIP grant to help fund a high tunnel, as well as our experiences with other organizations that have nurtured our farming journeys.  The farm tour will highlight Five Green Acres’ integration of pastured livestock with cut flower growing as well as growing flowers intensively on small acreage.

On the design front, we’ll explore various ways of diversifying bouquets with an abundance of textures and we’ll also talk about drying blooms and using succulents to extend the season of floral design beyond Wisconsin’s growing limitations.  Our design demonstrations will highlight compotes and other vessels beyond the standard vertical vase, so bring along a medium size vessel to flex your spatial design skills.

This is a great opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned florists looking to hone skills, share ideas, tour a working flower farm, and meet with fellow flower farmers and florists in an environment of luminous inspiration and camaraderie.

To bring:
A vessel to design into – preferably a compote or footed bowl
A willingness to share and be open to the possibilities
Favorite flower snips and scissors if you have them
A dish to pass if you wish to stay for the potluck feast

Spots are filling quickly, so reserve yours before the class is full.

$48

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+ Past workshop information +

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 4 – 7 pm
Optional: Stay for a potluck dinner/sunset feast at the farm

Location:  Hilltop Community Farm in La Valle, WI

Price: $48 (covers flower supply costs, resources, snacks, and instruction)

Connect with your inner flower muse, meet fellow flower friends, and be inspired by nature. We will gather for a creative afternoon at Hilltop Community Farm to work with seasonal flowers and spend time fostering your creativity for bouquet making. Using the freshest, most coveted blooms of the season, hone both your harvest and design techniques as well as tips for extending vase life, making corsages and boutonnieres. Take home a billowy, dreamy, fresh-from-the-garden bouquet to adorn your table. In July, it’s all about peak season blooms where wildflowers, fruits and cultivated cuts merge for a floral feast.

This is a great opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned florists looking to hone skills, share ideas,  tour a working flower farm, and meet with fellow flower farmers and florists.

To bring:
A favorite vase to fill with your flower ideas and play with design
A willingness to share and be open to the possibilities
Favorite flower snips and scissors if you have them
A dish to pass if you wish to stay for the potluck feast

Spots are filling quickly, so reserve yours before the class is full.

$48

Click HERE to checkout.

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