Co-op Farm Visit & Local Flower Workshop

Straight from the Cutting Garden: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

On the summer solstice, join Kathleen Barber, owner of Erika’s Fresh Flowers and Floral Designer Erika McDowell for a three hour workshop on how to use fresh flowers from your own cutting garden to decorate your home.


 Kathleen and Erika will share with you the plants that grow on the farm and are well suited for the North Oregon Coast, how to use them in floral arranging, including tips on how to properly condition flowers for maximum vase life.  You will design a work of art from fresh, organic floral material to take home in a container provided.

 The Straight from the Cutting Garden workshop will take place on the flower farm in Warrenton. Dress for the weather and bring your garden apron if you wish.  The class will be standing for three hours, with light refreshments provided. Floral cutters will be available, however if you have your own favorite pair of cutters you are welcome to bring them.

Maximum of 7 students so sign up early!  Registration is open as of April 1 at the Co-op.

Date of workshop: Saturday, June 21 (Summer Solstice) Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost is $45 (includes instruction, plus container and arrangement to take home) 

 To learn more about Kathleen and Erika, visit

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