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Navigating Fires as a Farmer with Menagerie Flower
Menagerie Farm & Flower is a farm and nursery specializing in garden roses, specialty flowers, French prunes, assorted stone fruits, nuts, and rice all on over 100 acres of California farmland. They supply both the retail and wholesale marketplaces. Felicia is the founder of Menagerie, and in addition to farming, she shares her two decades of experience and passion with both beginning and experienced gardeners and farmers from across the country with online 1:1 coaching and in-person farm courses.
Sustainability: Understanding Your Market with Tobey Nelson
Tobey and her team at Tobey Nelson Events are wedding specialists! They focus on sustainable floristry, as they primarily source locally grown flowers and never use floral foam. Recently she’s been featured as a “Slow Flowers Hero” in Slow Flowers Review by Debra Prinzing, and Tobey’s botanical couture creation from this February’s Fleurs De Villes was featured in July edition of Florist Review Magazine. @tobeynelsonevents
Life in the Studio with Frances Palmer
Frances Palmer, potter and fellow creative, is joining Kelly for an incredibly practical and encouraging episode. They’re discussing Frances’s new book, Life in the Studio. The book deals with all aspects of her work process, from business to organization of her studio and so much in between. It’s a great read for anyone who is or wants to be a creative! Frances is also talking about how helpful it is to “begin as you mean to go on” as well as some tips on how to manage your work-life flow and balance.
Frances has been making ceramics since 1987. She was trained as an art historian, but she has always loved to work with her hands. Frances began as a printmaker and now is a potter and gardener—however, she doesn't make or grow things to hold onto them, but rather to send them out into the world for others to live with and enjoy. Enjoy her work on social media @francespalmer or purchase something for yourself (or someone you know) at her website.
Flexibility, Delivery, and Impact with Primary Petals
Carly Williams joins Kelly for an episode full of interesting topics! They’re discussing each of the following:
- The importance of flexibility with your flower choices
- The impact of flowers on those who have never received them
- Carly’s go-to snacks
- Why hydration (of your body!) is crucial for event design
- Tips for working with corporate brands
Rediscovering Flowers with Studio Mondine
Amanda Luu is the co-founder of Studio Mondine, a San Francisco based design studio with an emphasis on design, education, and community-building. As a self-professed minimalist, Amanda seeks to explore simple yet striking flowers in her work. The Studio Mondine aesthetic can best be described as a negotiation between the wild, overgrown English garden with the intentional precision of Japanese ikebana. We’re excited to announce the release of her book, Ikebana Unbound, with Artisan Books on September 2020!
Practical Pivots with Kalin Sheick of Sweetwater Floral
Kalin and her team at Sweetwater Floral have flowered for more than 150 events in Northern Michigan. The farm is where she and her family live, create, and host intimate small events and workshops that others can attend. Her obsession with the "moments in life that matter" is what led her to create this brand five years ago. Flowers on the table with the candles burning down and glassware clinking as a champagne cork pops is Kalin’s version of actual heaven. Follow along with her on Instagram @sweetwaterfloral.
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Perfect floral design podcast!
Great podcast for passing the time at work. Have been waiting for a great floral design podcast to come along & this one is it! Can’t wait for future episodes.
Interview with Katie Davis
Thanks so much for the opportunity to hear just a little bit of Katie Davis. I hope that you will have her on again so that she might have more time to speak herself!