SUSTAINABILITY IN FUNERAL WORK 

 

Last month we had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with the British Florist Association and other floristry tutors to create the ultimate Sustainability Newsletter. Focusing on funeral work, this feature is guided by BFA Sustainable Officer, Julie Collins through short videos and is a tool to help those of you wanting to find out how to make positive sustainable changes within your work.

Check out this stunning double ended spray made in moss by Jane Benefield! Watch it come together on the BFA Sustainable Newsletter along with several other designs by Master Florists, Julie Collins, Tina Parkes and Tracy Rowbottom.

 

This newsletter contains free tutorials on how to use new and upcoming eco-friendly products and even includes a few creative tutorials so you can have a go at home! We have tried out all of the new floral foam alternatives so that you don’t have to, so if you have a bit of spare time and would like to stay ahead of the game then be sure to take a look at what this newsletter has to offer. click here to have a look

 

 

COMPETITION TIME AT BFA FLEUREX

We are delighted to be sponsoring a competition at BFA FLEUREX next month! Competitions are a great way of improving your floristry, getting great feedback and feeling part of the wider floral community. The challenge for our category is to create a beautiful foam-free table arrangement suitable for a baby shower, if you would like to enter this competition click here. We’d love to see you there! 

 

NEW LEVEL 2 COURSE 

With ever changing floral trends we’re so excited to announce the release of our brand new, flexible and dynamic Level 2 Unit, Cutting Edge. If you would like to learn a new skill, refresh your knowledge or simply stay ahead of the game then this is the unit for you! This course has been designed to explore all that is current and trending within the floristry industry and will change accordingly.

Running as a week block or weekly Fridays, this module is suitable for anyone who wants to learn floristry skills from Beginners to Masters and it can be taken as a stand alone unit or built into a full Level 2 Floristry qualification. Starting February 2023! Click here to find out more

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

We would love to see you at our Academy this term, but we also have some fun events coming up where you can also get involved with fellow florists and our team… 

 

  • 15th & 16th Oct – FleurEx Competition (link to book above)

 

  • 16th Nov – Lydford House: Decorate the hotel for Christmas 

 

  • 29th & 30th Nov – The Garden House: Christmas displays in the tearooms

 

  • 1st, 8th & 15th Dec – John Lewis: Festive Workshops in Exeter book here

 

If you’re interested in coming along to any of these events or would like some more information please get in contact via our website or pop an email to Julie – More details to be released on our social media soon!

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