Sustainable Flower School
The Sustainable Flower School
Years of developing a brand, methods and practices in sustainable floristry and sustainable flower business is condensed into 4, two day flower school courses called THE SUSTAINABLE FLOWER SCHOOL.
Taught by our lead designer and Owner, Pilar Zuniga, who started Gorgeous and Green in 2008 (Named a Top 50 Wedding Florist in North America by Florist's Review and a 2023 Mayesh Design Star). These courses will be a download of methods and insight she has learned and developed over the past 15 years. From having sustainable flower shops and boutiques to designing large scale events and weddings the emphasis has always been on using local and sustainable materials, methods and business practices.
The Sustainable Flower School will help you become more sustainable in your design methods and business practices while promoting more artistry and creativity.
All workshops are spread over two days and will take place at the Gorgeous and Green Studio and outdoor garden or at the indoor photo and film studio of Mama Dog Studios, all located in Oakland, CA.
Full and Partial Scholarships available. Learn more HERE
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Course pricing includes lessons, all materials and tools needed, as well as snacks, a light lunch and a final cocktail mixer on Friday. Professional photos of your work may be provided dependent on number of attendees. Lodging and other meals except those mentioned are not provided, however we have lodging recommendations and group discounts available.
Full and Partial Scholarships Are Available. Please visit the Scholarships page for details.
We will include the following lessons and practice during the two day workshop:-sourcing local grown and sustainably grown flowers and foliage
We will include the following lessons and practice during the two day workshop:-foam free mechanic options
We will include the following lessons and practice during the two day workshop:-seasonality and weddings/events
Sustainable business practices for gift delivery and flower shops. The two day workshop will include:-budgets, pricing and profit
Background on Pilar Zuniga and Gorgeous and Green:
Gorgeous and Green was named a top 50 Wedding Florist in North America by The Florist's Review. Pilar Zuniga was selected as a 2023 Mayesh Design Star Focusing on Sustainability, and is a seasoned educator and workshop facilitator. View one of her Mayesh Design Star Tutorials here to get an idea of her sustainable mindset and a view of the shipping container studio and outdoor garden: