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2012 apprentices Ben and Cody making bouquets last Summer

2012 apprentices Ben and Cody making bouquets last Summer

This coming Wednesday, August 21st, please join us at the Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island for Bouquet Making 101: A Flower Arranging Class with Rebecca Slattery.

Come learn from a pro! Rebecca will share flower arranging principles and tricks at the beautiful Johnson Farm. Class starts at 3pm and runs til 4:30 pm (please feel free to leave earlier if you wish).

The class fee is $25 which will include instruction and the opportunity to make two fresh flower bouquets to take home. (Basically, the $25 just covers the cost of the flowers. The instruction is free.)

Please feel free to invite friends and spread the word. All are welcome.

If you are able to attend, please let us know by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, so we know how many buckets of flowers to harvest before the class. Call (360) 297-1877 please leave a message or email Rebecca. (No drop ins, please or we might not harvest enough flowers!)

We hope to see you Wednesday!!

Sunflower bouquet

Beautiful Persephone Farm flowers

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Rebecca and buckets of white flowers

Rebecca prepares for a white wedding!

I keep seeing references to local flowers. Debra Prinzing’s new book “The 50 Mile Bouquet” is all about seasonal, local and sustainable flowers. That’s the subtitle! Well it sure makes sense. Why celebrate your love with roses shipped all the way from South America. Think of the carbon footprint on that bouquet. Yikes! Anyway Persephone Farm has been growing and providing flowers for years. CSA subscribers get bouquets and are told not to feel guilty about it. The flower beds and borders aren’t just for their beauty, but also for their ability to attract precious pollinators and beneficial insects to the farm. They add diversity to the crop rotations.

Besides subscribers, brides and other folks can get Persephone flowers for special occasions, weddings, anniversary parties and such. Learn more about their flowers for special occasions in Kitsap County.

Usually there are plenty of pretty seasonal bouquets to choose from at Persephone’s booth at the Bainbridge Island farmers market. Go ahead pick out one for your honey. Feel good and enjoy your local flowers!

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