Accolades and appearances

by Debra Prinzing on February 10, 2011

in The Book Project

A Fresh Bouquet in the news and on the lecture circuit

 

What a nice surprise to discover a mention of this project in the January-February 2011 edition of HortIdeas, a popular gardening newsletter in its 26th year of publication. Thanks to Judy Lauschman of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers for pointing it out to us!

“Seasonal, Local, and Sustainable” Flower Production

That’s the theme of Debra Prinzing and David Perry’s web site www.the50milebouquet.com and their soon-to-be-published book titled A Fresh Bouquet. It certainly appears that developing viable alternatives to mass-produced floral crops is an idea whose time has arrived, and this site and book are at the forefront of activities in this area, gathering helpful ideas, technical information, and news from around the country.”

Thanks to HortIdeas editors Greg and Pat Williams for the encouraging words!

Upcoming: David and Debra are hitting the lecture circuit in 2011 – spreading the word about our passion for locally-grown flower crops and the designers who use these ingredients. 

If you are in the Seattle area, come hear and meet us at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, February 23-27, 2011. Our appearance details (click on the links below for lengthier course descriptions):

Thursday, February 24th

  • 12:15 p.m. Hood Room: “Conquering Your Digital Camera: Making Beautiful & Memorable Garden Photos,” with David Perry
  • 2:30 p.m. DIY Stage: “Floral Design with Spring Bulbs: Bring Spring Indoors with Beautiful Blooming Bouquets,” with Debra Prinzing

Friday, February 25th

  • 12:15 p.m. Hood Room: “A Year in Flowers: Seasonal, Local & Sustainable Floral Ingredients,” with David Perry
  • 2:00 p.m. DIY Stage: “The Winter Bouquet: Sustainable Floral Designs From Winter’s Bounty,” with Debra Prinzing

Please join us! We’ll keep you posted about our future appearances in the Seattle area, as well as events scheduled for Toronto and Denver later this spring.

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