Floristry is a dirty business. In the pursuit of helping our customers connect with the beauty of flowers and the natural world, we instead are trashing the planet. At every touchpoint of the floral cycle there are issues. We manufacture and discard tons of horticultural plastics every year. We spray pesticides and herbicides that poison the air, water, soil, farmworkers and eventually us! We create mountains of trash with the excessive packaging of flowers. We leave a pretty heavy carbon footprint when we transport flowers across the globe. We pollute the ocean with the microplastics from floral foam.
Our industry is not alone in its ability to pollute the planet, but since it is MY industry, I want to make a positive impact. There IS another way to do this floristry thing. I have hope! If each of us makes small changes, it will add up to big impacts. The goal of Sustainable Floral Design, and of my educating and advocacy, is to help spread the knowledge that will help us all make these meaningful changes.
Will you join me to clean up the floral industry?!
The Flower School offers courses for the absolute beginner through to those embarking on a career in floristry. We offer one day courses through to four week career courses and everything inbetween.
We are unique in offering bespoke courses here in our studio in Bath. We are able to work on a one to one basis designing courses to suit each students needs.
How about organizing a workshop for you and your friends, a hen party perhaps? We can do this for your too.
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