I recently spent a joy-inducing two days at LynnVale Studios and Farm attending a workshop that embodied two of my favorite things: food and flowers! It was a memorable experience involving hands-on flowers and instruction in various aspects of flower farming - everything from seed sourcing to planting, to harvest and design, and even sales and marketing strategies. I learned so much! What's more, it's not often you go to a workshop and enjoy a low-key presentation in the comfort of your hosts' living room. The setting and mood was simply lovely.
My first intro to LynnVale was in 2015 when my husband and I attended a field to vase dinner event there which made a lasting impression on me. I have admired LynnVale Studios ever since and was excited when I realized my schedule this year would allow me to attend the workshop. Day 1 included floral design demos by host Andrea Gagnon and Sidra Forman followed by DIY floral arranging using flowers and foliage grown and gathered on the farm. We also learned helpful tips on photography, color placement, and the effects of venue lighting on flower color.
On day 2 we got an up-close and personal look at the farm, learning about growing techniques and harvesting and all about the inner workings of a flower farm. In short, it's always good and helpful to see how other flower farmers operate. This was a wonderfully enriching experience, and I appreciate meeting other flower powers along the way. By the way, if you ever have the opportunity to attend a field to vase dinner tour event, go!