European Master Certification program will expose student designers to a multitude of creative opportunities to use flowers the European way. They will be introduced to new design styles, shapes, color combinations, techniques, new materials, and new creative ways of using those materials. EMC program will teach students to look at flowers closely to discover the differences in their personalities, emotions, and possibilities – and learn to use them at their full potential.
Today, and even more in the future, EMC believes in working towards sustainable floristry and staying in synch with today’s lifestyle concerns.
Emotion and Functionality (PART III Advanced) need to be combined with good skills and knowledge of our products (PART I Foundation) to be competitive in our field. The more qualified and educated the florist becomes, the better he/she is able to become a trend leader in their community.
Shawn Michael Foley is a florist, photographer, and educator living in Dallas, Texas. He has been working in the floral industry for over 14 years and has earned accreditation from both AIFD and PFCI. Shawn is well known for his Human Form project which showcases unique and sensual floral designs and applications. He was also selected as
one of the 2016 Mayesh Design Stars. Currently, Shawn is working at Green Leaf Wholesale on the marketing and education team. He also offers coaching and guidance for his fellow artists with private mentorship and retreats. Additionally, he has created a line of organic bath and body products which focus on the power of flowers for both
healing and relaxation.
Bloomia was founded in 2004 in the USA as Fresh Tulips USA, LLC.
Changed the name in 2016 to Bloomia as company started to grow outside of USA.
Bloomia hydroponically grows around 75 millions tulips annually both in classic and novelty varieties.
They supply all our tulips to the major retailers along the east coast such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and more.
Visit their website for more information and details on how you can order tulips from them.
Debra 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.
Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 5,000 listeners tune into Debra's "Slow Flowers Podcast," available for free downloads at her web site, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services.