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Christina Stembel (right) greets Walker Marsh (left) at the Slow Flowers Summit 2018 in Washington, D.C. (c) Fetching Social Media

Should you Attend? Here's the Who, What & Why

The Slow Flowers Summit is designed for progressive florists and designers who believe in a sustainable approach to their art and who align with the Slow Flowers brand.
Here's a snapshot of our past attendees and what they have to say about this "Ted Talk for Flower Lovers":


Design Presenters (2018) Kit Wertz (left) and Casey Schwartz (right) of Flower Duet (c) Fetching Social Media


64% are Floral Designers & Florists

22% are Flower Enthusiasts & Flower Lovers

18% are Flower Farmers

Others who attend include Retail Florists, Wholesale Florists, Educators and Media

*Note, the total exceeds 100% because some respondents self-identified in more than one category


We loved seeing how Attendees shared and posted #slowflowerssummit across all social media platforms
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WHAT: Attendees give the Summit Program and Content 4.3 stars!


Some of the RAVES from 2018 Attendees:

"The Slow Flowers Summit was filled with energetic, cutting-edge attendees who not only care about furthering the Slow Flowers movement, but they are passionate about what it's about! I highly recommend participating in this Summit each year!"

"I left the Summit thinking how enthusiastic the attendees were. Their energy for locally-grown flowers was visibly positive. I feel the market for American grown flowers is growing and it was interesting to hear stories on how farmers and business are changing consumers view of flowers."


"Keep reaching across the industry as you had people from all facets of the floral industry and it helps bridge relationships and build stronger communication and expectations. This Summit was invaluable for the content it provided but also for the people it brought together and the networking opportunities."

"The Slow Flowers Summit should be on every floral designer's or flower farmer's bucket list. If you're curious about how a relationship can be cultivated with local flower farmers or floral designers and others in the biz, the Summit is for you. As a floral designers, learning about intentional sourcing from farmers who can tell me how the blooms were grown, vs. habitually sourcing from bloom brokers is like a breath of fresh air. My designs improve with fresh product and inspirational varieties whenever I can source locally. See you at the next Summit!"

"As a new farmer, this was a wonderful way to learn about the floral industry. I sharped my business skills, bouquet making skills, and was inspired to go home and grow MORE flowers!"


Connecting with other Slow Flowers Members and Speakers are two top reasons for attending. Pictured, front: speaker Jessica Hall and her sister-partner Stephanie Auville of Harmony Harvest Farm & Floral Genius; back: Jimmy Lohr and speaker Jonathan Weber, both of greenSinner. (c) Fetching Social Media

WHY: Top Reasons Why Attendees Register for the Summit

#1: Connecting With Other Attendees

#2: Learning About New Resources

#3: Connecting with Speakers

#4: Learning New Skills

#5: Playing with Flowers


What are you Waiting For?
Early Bird Ticket Pricing Closes Dec. 31st


The Slow Flowers Summit's Goal is to: Inquire+Inform+Include+Instigate+Inspire
Join us on July 1 & 2, 2019, and be part of this compelling and profound experience with kindred spirits in the progressive floral marketplace


Your Ticket Includes:

All-Day Monday, July 1st Program with 5 Presentations
+ 10 Fabulous Speakers

Light Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Cocktail Reception

Floral Design Demonstrations

Interactive Floral Installation

Author Book-Signings
Cool Swag

Tuesday Morning, July 2nd Program at Twin Cities Flower Exchange

Light Breakfast + Coffee

Tour, Meet the Flower Farmers

Designer Shopping Session + Demo

Optional Round-Table Box Lunch Session


Arrive Early for Flower Farm Tours + our
Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm


Spend Sunday, June 30th
Exploring Minnesota's Flower Farming Community

You're Invited to Two Free Farm Tours on June 30th, 2019


Sunday Afternoon Tours of Two Local Flower Farms

On Sunday, June 30th those attending the Slow Flowers Summit are invited to attend two optional farm tours. 

1:00-3:00 p.m. // Farm Tour at Blue Sky Flower Farm, Lakeville, MN (Free, pictured at top)

4:00-5:30 p.m. // Farm Tour at Green Earth Growers, Prior Lake, MN (Free, pictured above)

BONUS Event: Sunday Evening Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm

6:00-8:00 p.m. // Dinner on the Farm at Green Earth Growers
(Tickets sold separately)

Read More about our First-Ever Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm