Flower Arranging with Angela Defelice
When: August 3rd, 6-8pm
Where: Poughkeepsie Farm Project, 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie
Fee: $30 (nonmembers), $25 (PFP members)
Learn how to select and arrange flowers from your cutting garden or CSA share. This workshop will include an introduction to some basic flower arranging concepts, followed by guided practice in selecting and picking flowers from PFP's flower field, and arranging a bouquet to take home.
Please bring a quart or pint mason jar or one dollar to purchase one.
Angela DeFelice grew up in Western NY, and for the majority of the last decade has happily considered Poughkeepsie her home. Her adventures in agriculture started while living and traveling abroad. Through both her work in cross-cultural education and the experience of living in a rural town in Nicaragua, she started to understand that agriculture sits squarely at the intersection of cultural tradition, rebuilding a shared sense of place and community, environmental justice, and growing local economies.
She has a degree in Non-for-Profit Administration from Ithaca College, and returned to school to study Ecological Horticulture at the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. In 2010, she moved to the Hudson Valley to apprentice under Asher and Wendy, at Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Next, she co-managed Huguenot Street Farm, a 12-acre Vegetable CSA farm in New Paltz and then Sol Flower Farm, where she built the cut flower enterprise from the ground up. She is one of the founding worker-owners of Rock Steady Farm & Flowers in Millerton. Angela is now excited to share her knowledge as a farm and cooperative business consultant. Prior to working in agriculture, she focused her energies on social work, community advocacy and running international education programs.