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  Volume 6, Edition 3                           News Buds                                      July 2015

2015 Board of Directors

Molly Hoelscher - Red Mountain Wholesale
Michele Gustin - Albertsons
Carina Aguilar- Brown Palace

If you are interested in serving on the FAR Board of Directors, please contact
Gia Vasey [email protected]

Debbie Grauberger [email protected]

Or Call 303.280.7141

FAR Member Dues

Thank you to all our members that make this organization happen!!

If you are not a member and would like to be, please contact Debbie Grauberger at [email protected] or call 303.280.7141

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Upcoming Events:

  • July 29 ~ Everything Green Workshop
  • Aug 29 ~ Hands on Workshop with Tom Bowling
  • Aug 30 ~ Annual Floral Expo
  • From FAR web site: ~   More Regional Events
  • To add your event to the FAR calendar contact Debbie Grauberger
    Email or call 303.280.7141.

2015 2nd Quarter Review


    We have a new school in Colorado. THE SCHOOL OF FLORAL ARTS is having an amazing opening year. Weekend hands-on workshop "Pods" have been a great success. Participants have come from all over Colorado, including Aspen and Vail, Colorado Springs to Greeley, and as far away as Indianapolis, Indiana. Several designers have returned for second and third weekend workshops to further their design skills and inspiration. "Smashing Success!" was the parking lot discussion after the Wedding Specialist Pod.

    Some of the Pods (weekend hands on workshops) we have featured:

    • "Wedding Specialist"
    • "Corporate Design"
    • "Elements and Principles of Design - Steps to AIFD and CPF Certification"
    • "Gregor Lersch Inspirations"
    • "Holiday Décor"

    Plus, we have just completed our first 5 week course for new designers. "This is my happy place," was a favorite participant comment.

    Another 5 week class begins September 21st. We will cover everyday design, weddings, flowers to wear, events, sympathy and corporate design, as well as the basics of running a floral business, how to work with your clients, how to plan and order and make a profit, and how to have fun in the floral industry!

      Upcoming pods include:
    • Gregor Lersch Inspirations on September 18th - 20th (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
    • Holiday Décor on November 6th - 8th (also Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)

    We have also received requests for another Elements and Principles of Design - Steps to CPF Certification Class which we will present on September 4th - 6th.
    We're having a great time. Come join us -www.theschooloffloralarts.com, [email protected]  Maggie is at 303-888-0304

    Also – come say "Hi" at our booth at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Floral Expo on August 30th at The Denver Mart Gift Show. See you soon!

  • ~ FAR Presents the 2015 ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLORAL EXPO

    The Floral Expo will be held August 30th; 9:00am to 3:00pm
    This year we will add a hands-on class on Saturday August 29th.  

    25 wonder-filled booths showcasing our favorite vendors plus some new ones - come see new products and new ideas.  This is a great time to place orders for the holiday season. Most vendors offer show specials for orders placed at the show.

    We have 3 programs this year:
        John Hosek AIFD, CFD, PFCI - Sylvia Cup Winner and Internationally famous designer and presenter is being sponsored by Teleflora for our morning program.
        Ernie Schafer - will present information on the importance of business insurance and how to buy business insurance.  This is an important program that we all need to see.
        Tom Bowling AIFD, CFD, PFCI - is returning for another high energy presentation for our afternoon show.  Tom will be sponsored by Syndicate Sales and showcase many of their amazing line of products.

    Bridal Bouquet Design Contest will be at the Expo again this year.  This contest has been a great success.  Start thinking about design ideas now so you can enter the contest.  Contact Tricia Fillingim AIFD, CFD for more info - [email protected] or 303-617-9596. 
    We are also adding a hands-on class on Saturday August 29th.  Tom Bowling will present some great ideas for event décor and will direct us through a hands-on project as well.

    The Sunday Expo is free. There will be a fee for the Bouquet Contest and the Hands-on Class on Saturday.

    If you would like to help with any of these projects, please contact Michele Gustin CPF at [email protected].  Thank you so much for your help.  It takes a lot of people with a variety of skill to put this on.

    Lots more info will be coming soon.  Hope to see you there!

  • ~ FAR Board of Directors

    We are always looking for new Board Members. This is a great way to meet new friends, help educate and bring new ideas to the floral industry. If you would like to be part of the FAR Board of Directors, please call Debbie at DebBees Garden 303.280.7141 or email [email protected].