Submitted by the San Juan County Master Gardeners.
Master Gardeners is pleased to announce its annual Gardening Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Friday Harbor Middle School.
“Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by Debra Prinzing, accomplished garden writer and advocate for American-grown flowers. Prinzing’s talk addresses the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement. As many cut flowers for the market are laden with chemicals and imported from thousands of miles away, Prinzing will share her ideas about healthier alternatives for you, your home, and the planet. During each month of the year, the garden has something wonderful to offer those who want to enjoy cut floral arrangements indoors. Expand the views of one’s own backyard, the flowers sold by vendors at the local farmers market and even the “weeds” in wild places. Prinzing’s presentation will feature her beautiful season-by-season bouquets and many useful tips for do-it-yourself floral design. Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American-grown flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. She is the producer of SlowFlowers.com.
Our next training session begins in January 2021, in Friday Harbor. For more information about Master Gardeners, contact Caitlin Blethen at 360-370-7663, or visit extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/master-gardeners.