Time: July 13, 2012 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: The Gardens at Heather Farm
Street: 1540 Marchbanks Drive
City/Town: Walnut Creek
Website or Map: http://www.ruthbancroftgarden…
Event Type: educational, -, registration, &, fee, required
Organized By: The Gardens at Heather Farm, Ruth Bancroft Gardens, The Garden Conservancy
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2012
Your interest in sustainability has prompted me to tell you about a program this Friday, “All in Good Time: Sustainable, Seasonal Bouquets”. This seminar, an effort between The Ruth Bancroft Garden, the Garden Conservancy and The Gardens at Heather Farm, will focus on the importance of including sustainable floral practices for your everyday life. It is not to be missed!
Through lively lectures and floral-design demonstrations, Debra Prinzing, author of The 50 Mile Bouquet, and Robin Stockwell, owner of Succulent Gardens nursery, will show you the path to enjoying the full floral bounty the Bay Area has to offer, how to better benefit from your own homegrown cut-flowers, and how to think outside the box for your design materials.
The concept of organic, locally grown fruits and veggies has become mainstream, and Northern California has been leading the way. But what about cut flowers? As it turns out, the push to have popular flowers like roses, mums, and lilies available all year long leaves a big carbon footprint, and the end product can even be toxic. If the tomatoes, squash, and peas on your table are sustainably grown, why not your centerpiece? For a healthier, richer experience (and to support your hard-working local flower growers), find out how to take advantage of your region and the seasons. Debra will share some handy - and green - bouquet-making tips. Robin will open your eyes to using unconventional elements like succulents.
$45 General Admission, $40 Members