Florists & Flower Lovers:
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Let your colleagues, community and followers know you're heading to St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 1-2, 2019 for the Slow Flowers Summit! We're sending these new Social Badges your way to post and share.

Designed by Jenny Diaz, who created the original logo -- a flower "brainstorm" inside a lightbulb -- the square and portrait badges are here for your use.

Click on the download link and share your support for the Summit! 



Join this fantastic lineup of creatives, innovators and thought-leaders who will grace our stage at the 2019 Slow Flowers Summit! We can't wait to see you there! Grab your seat today! 

The Summit is for Floral Entrepreneurs 

Debra Prinzing created the Slow Flowers Summit for progressive florists and designers who believe in a sustainable approach to their art and who align with the Slow Flowers brand.
Beyond great design skills, we know that creatives thrive with sharpened business skills! Meet one of the entrepreneurial minds whose Summit presentation will bring value to your creative enterprise:


Terri McEnaney (right), with her son Ryan McEnaney, showing off some of Bailey Nursery's award-winning hydrangeas.

TERRI MCENANEY will keynote the Summit with a story and leadership in the horticulture community that will help each of us set personal goals for growth and relevance in our work.

A great granddaughter of Bailey Nurseries Inc.'s founder, Terri spent eight years in the controller’s office at 3M before joining the family business in 1991. She now serves as its President.
Terri is one of few women at the top of a large nursery business. “There was a time when I didn’t see a place for me in the business,” she shared in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune interview. “I looked around and all I saw was men.”

Her leadership style has helped Bailey’s to thrive at a time when many other large nurseries, hurt by the recession, failed. In 2016, Bailey's surpassed sales of 25 million plants for its hugely successful Endless Summer hydrangea collection, introduced in 2004.

Terri's message: "Branding Your Green Platform," will energize and elevate your goal-setting and strategic thinking!  Plus, we hear she's bringing hundreds of hydrangea plants with her -- to adorn the Summit stage and as gifts for each attendee!

You're Invited! What Are You Waiting For?


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


Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm

NOTE:  Dinner seats will be opened to the public in mid-March, so grab your reservation soon before this experience sells out.


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 



Our fun Q&A series continues with a new interview, just posted on the Summit's Blog. Our correspondent Mackenzie Nichols interviews Louesa Roebuck, artist, educator and author of Foraged Flora

Learn more about Louesa's art, practice and philosophy.

We're so excited that she will co-present at the Summit, along with Carly Jenkins of Killing Frost Farm. The two will be joined by Christine Hoffman, our co-host and owner of Twin Cities Floral Exchange, to lead a Summit botanical installation during our lunch session.