SUSTAINABLE FLORAL ARRANGING
In January 2020 the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced that floral foam would be banned from all RHS shows from 2021. World-famous horticultural events, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, no longer allows designers to use floral foam in their displays, prompting floral designers to use alternative eco-friendly techniques or products. This decision made many people aware for the first time that floral foam is not biodegradable and is part of a larger movement in the floral industry to adopt sustainable practices.
Speaker Susie Middleton, member of the Dorchester Garden Club and incoming President of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland showcased alternative eco-friendly products and demonstrated two different sustainable techniques, creating designs in identical containers.
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