Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




American Grown Flowers garnish first lady's luncheon

This year’s First Lady’s Luncheon was the latest inspiration for designing with all American Grown Flowers. Farms from across the country shipped over 18,000 stems of gorgeous American Grown Flowers to a team of over 20 volunteer floral designers led by Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore, Christy Hulsey of The Colonial House of Flowers and Margaret Lloyd of Margret Joan Florals.



The Certified American Grown program for the second year in a row sponsored this iconic Washington, D.C., event. An annual bipartisan tradition hosted by the Congressional Club since 1912 to honor the first lady of the United States, the luncheon was attended by a record 2,100 people, including Congressional spouses, associates of members of Congress and cabinet members.

Certified American Grown flower farmer Diana Roy took the opportunity to speak with the first lady about American Grown Flowers, the cause and their interest in working with her and the White House to help ensure that all of the flowers displayed in the White House be American Grown.

Diana Roy spoke with the first lady about Certified American Grown and expressing what an honor it was to provide all of the flowers for the day’s event. During her remarks, Carolyn Yoho took a moment to encourage everyone, “including the White House,” to support American Grown Flowers.

Source: A Passion for Flowers / Origin Matters

Publication date: 5/19/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

4/23/2018 Photo Report California Spring Trials 2018
4/23/2018 Ultra-Clima Convention in Rotterdam
4/20/2018 CAST: The quest for the perfect variety
4/19/2018 Ukraine: Flowers still popular despite high prices
4/19/2018 US (MI): MSU hosts plant trial field day
4/18/2018 Flower Expo Poland open for registration
4/18/2018 UK growers supply plants to Chelsea exhibit
4/17/2018 CAST Trends: Fragrance, pollinator friendlyness, bi-color, mixes
4/17/2018 Touch Me+ celebrates 5 years of working together
4/16/2018 The floral aspects of the Kazakh market
4/16/2018 Floritec shows mums at Keukenhof
4/16/2018 Benary hosts Pack Trials in the Netherlands
4/16/2018 US (OH): New format for Midwest Green Industry Experience
4/13/2018 Australia: Production nursery workshops are on the way
4/13/2018 High fashion orchid & anthurium show at Keukenhof
4/13/2018 Registration for Orchid Inspiration Days 2018 has opened
4/13/2018 Ready for California Spring Trials 2018?
4/12/2018 Kazakhstan: AstanaFloraExpo'2018 gets underway
4/12/2018 Chongming wins bid for China Flower Expo
4/12/2018 US (MI): MSU holds pollinator health meetings

 

Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.




  Display email address

  new code