A huge thanks to everyone who shared their winter reading lists in the comment section of yesterday’s blog post. I absolutely adored learning what fellow flower lovers around the world are reading.
The three winners of a copy of Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers are: Martha Reed, Brianne Emhiser and Tamara Shevlin. Congratulations!
My own reading list definitely got a little longer after reading your submissions (And I confess I’m tad bit jealous of folks in the UK who have access to The Flower Farmers Year by Georgie Newbery, as it doesn’t seem to be available in the U.S. till later this year). But, as much as I would love to curl up and dig into some of those great titles next week, I know will be busy reading Floret workshop scholarship applications!
As a reminder, the deadline to apply for a scholarship to attend one of our late season workshops is Saturday January 17 at 12 noon Pacific time. You can find all the scholarship details and the link to the application form on my 2015 Floret Workshop Scholarship post. Despite many temptations to peek at what we’ve received so far, I’m holding off until all the applications are all in on Saturday. I can’t wait!
Since announcing the scholarship, the September Farmer-Florist intensive has sold out and the August Floral Intensive has just a couple seats left. The response has been absolutely amazing! Our in-box has also been flooded with sweet notes and kind words from folks who have participated in Floret workshops in the past. I particularly loved the Instagram post by Erika Stephens (@junesblooms) that reads:
“I was able to take the #farmerfloristworkshop last September after saving and debating for two years. This was one of the best investments I have ever made. I had struggled for a good amount of time with the value of growing flowers versus food. I felt somehow that my overwhelming desire to grow flowers was not entirely acceptable. That I was not feeding the community and therefore wasting energy and space. During the workshop I was opened in a way that I find very hard to put into words. My heart felt so full and accepted. To be around other people who have completely given their lives and loves to flowers was…well a moment of realization for me. I am helping to feed people’s souls. The world needs more flowers and art. I encourage any of you to apply for this amazing opportunity. I would myself like to attend another of Floret’s workshops…again and again. Here’s to wishing you all luck and magic.”
Karin Woodward from Seventh Hand Farm and Haute Horticulture recently penned a two-part blog post about her experience at our workshop last year, including lots of behind the scenes photos.
With just a few days left to apply for the scholarship, I strongly encourage you to take a leap of faith and sit down and fill out your application.
You are so worth it!