The rescheduled Slow Flowers Summit will be taking place at the same location and on the same dates next year: June 28-30, 2021. More details will follow in the New Year. In the meantime, two additional speakers have been announced.
Abra Lee, Atlanta-based horticulturist, author and speaker, can be found at Conquerthesoil.com.
Abra will present "History of the Black American Florist," an original lecture based on her extensive research while writing a book for Timber Press.
You can read Abra's commentary on plants and popular culture in her IG feed @conquerthesoil.
Max Gill, Berkeley-based floral designer and artist, and owner of Max Gill Design, will join as a guest designer during the Filoli House takeover.
Max is a good friend of Slow Flowers, having been profiled in Debra's 2012 book, The 50 Mile Bouquet. His botanically-inspired aesthetic will pay homage to the historic cutting gardens and history of Filoli.
After receiving his degree in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley, Max Gill was compelled by more creative pursuits, eventually finding floral design the perfect medium as it seemed to him to draw from all of his greatest passions: gardening, sculpture, painting and art and theater history. Perhaps best known for his work at Chez Panisse where he has done the flowers for over a decade, Max started Max Gill Design in 2005. You can follow Max at @maxgilldesign.