Farmer Florist Series With The Local Bouquet


Saturday August 17th, 2019
The Dahlia Shed
Design Topic: Centerpiece

There are so many beautiful varieties that beg to be planted in our flower beds and cherished for years to come! Wouldn't you love to learn how to grow and maintain this beautiful flower while learning which varieties are worth the work?! This 2.5 hour intensive will be co-taught by flower farmer and owner of The Dahlia Shed, Amy Rodrigues. Participants will learn how to plant and maintain late summer and autumn’s favorite bloom, the dahlia.

Attendees will learn first hand what it takes to not only cultivate a successful crop of dahlias, but how to handle fresh cuts in general. While gaining hands on experience in the field, attendees will be able to ask any of their burning questions to help grow their own personal dahlia crop!

Following a field and farm tour, lead by Amy Rodrigues, attendees will gather in The Dahlia Shed's beautiful barn to enjoy a design tutorial. Lead by Mary Kate, owner of The Local Bouquet, each attendee will learn how to arrange their own whimsical, summer centerpiece using The Dahlia Shed dahlias and other seasonal flowers and foliages grown on Amy's farm, making this arrangement 100% locally grown. Come and push your creativity while learning about Mary Kate's mission to source locally for all of her design projects!

Light refreshments will be served throughout the workshop and all materials and supplies will be provided. Each attendee will be able to take home their own centerpiece all grown by The Dahlia Shed.

Head Over To The Local Bouquet To Grab your Ticket http://thelocalbouquet.com/classes/


Flower Crown Making

Saturday July 27, 2019

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Grab your doll and sign up for a fun morning making a crown for you and your doll. The crown will be made with seasonal blooms grown right here at the Dahlia Shed. This class is perfect for children ages 6 to 10. Parent or Guardian required to stay. Follow the link below to purchase your ticket.


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Dahlias and Design

September 8, 2019

Join us for a special afternoon discussing ( and creating ) composition and color curation in florals and photos

*Amy , owner and grower at Dahlia Shed farm guides us through rows upon rows of over 65 varieties of dahlias on her farm, all while sharing information on growing and harvesting.

*Erin , local photographer will guide attendees through the dahlia fields, showing her tips and tricks for capturing inspiring compositions and color. Afterward, Erin will show how she approaches capturing floral designers at work and their finished pieces. As a bonus treat, she will photograph each attendee's piece for their portfolio at the end of the event.

*Kim , florist and gardener from Greenlion shows you how to use fresh cut dahlias and garden cuts to make your very own floral creation. Kim will talk color curation, tips for getting unique shape in your design and how to integrate fresh cuts from your gardens. All flowers and foliage will be 100% local and grown by Dahlia Shed and Greenlion.

Last year we had SO much fun, we are excited to have our second annual event!