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High school notebook: Vaughn Flowers stepping in larger role for Rolling Hills Prep boys basketball team - The Daily BreezeTuesday, February 27, 2018
Mater Dei-Windward, followed by Etiwanda-Harvard-Westlake). Bishop Montgomery opens the boys schedule at 6:30 p.m. against Sierra Canyon, followed by Etiwanda-Mater Dei.San Pedro’s Barrios heading to stateSan Pedro sophomore Sydney Barrios finished second at 143 pounds at the L.A. City Section wrestling finals on Saturday to qualify for CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday in Visalia.Barrios will join Mira Costa’s trio of Sasha Medvidovic (150), Allysa Nocum (121) and Viviana Ramirez (189) as South Bay wrestlers competing. Wrestling begins Friday at 9 a.m.Mira Costa water polo moving onThe Mira Costa girls water polo team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs with Saturday’s 8-4 win over Rosary.The fourth-seeded Mustangs (20-10) will take on top-seeded Harvard-Westlake (23-4) in the semifinals on Wednesday at the William Woollett Aquatics Center (4601 Walnut Ave., Irvine). http://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/02/20/high-school-notebook-vaughn-flowers-stepping-in-larger-role-for-rolling-hills-prep-boys-basketball-team/
Muir Ranch gives students at Muir High a chance to flourish with flowers - Pasadena WeeklyTuesday, June 20, 2017
San Pedro. He recalls Barrett arriving at one giveaway “with a 14-foot truck to load up,” and the two quickly struck up a friendship over the fact that Barrett’s vision of the Muir campus “extended beyond being just asphalt and concrete.” Baron and his initial group of student Ranch workers first attempted to grow and sell food crops to school cafeterias, but found that the opportunities were extremely limited by the state’s educational bureaucracy. Having long specialized in growing and selling exotic flowers in his other endeavors, he decided to switch the focus of the program with resounding success. “The focus on flowers puts us in direct engagement with caterers, weddings, and galas, makes it more appealing to the kids,” says Baron. “I pick the genetics, the variety, and the minimal growing conditions for the flowers, but the kids do really beautiful things with them, and we just sold $4,000 worth of flowers the week before Mother’s Day.” Under the $250,000 annual budget, which is raised through a combination of public and private funding including a $25,000 contribution from Miracle-Gro, the student workers earn $10.50 an hour for up to 30 hours each week, including a seven-hour Saturday shift. Once the flowers are ready to market, they are sold weekly at the South Pasadena Farmers Market as well as the Saturday morning farmers’ market at Pasadena’s Victory Park, with proceeds channeled back into the program. The Ranch also has a growing base of “subscription” customers who purchase fresh flowers weekly for their homes and businesses, including Jones Coffee and AltaEats in Pasadena. This year marked the first time they supplied flowers to the Rose Parade, via the Miracle-Gro float, and Baron just closed the program’s first $10,000 deal — to create floral “hats” that will be placed on the heads of 1,000 random attendees and possibly some performers at the upcoming Arroyo Seco Music Festival.Their wedding-flower business is also starting to thrive, due to the fact that flowers purchased from the program are tax-deductible. One satisfied customer on the wedding front is Hollie Loson, a Pasadena resident who had her flowers supplied by the Ranch for her 2014 wedding. She was so impressed by the results that this past January she joined the Ranch team as a part-time marketing advisor to help them expand their reach and orchestrated a special showcase for wedding industry professionals and event spaces at the school in April. “Over the last couple of years, they’ve been hired to do a lot of events and Mud was tapped out by all the hats he was wearing, so they took me on to sell packages for the students,” says Loson. “I have a history in sales, and I talk to the brides, we invite them to the Ranch, and they have a meeting with our lead student designer. We talk about their inspiration, look at photos and if they hire us, we execute whatever is in their floral package on the day of the wedding.” While the focus on flowers puts the students in contact with a broad array of local businesses and puts money in their pockets, the program has impacted one particular student in a much greater way. Manny Garcia started with the...
Eugene flower shop "Petals it Forward"Tuesday, October 30, 2018
It's an annual event that calls attention to the positive impact of giving and receiving flowers. Strangers and florists, like Dandelions owner Krystal Vincent, handed out flowers just to brighten people's days. "Science has shown that flowers make everyone happy, so it feels really good to give people flowers and they actually get to experience that as well, something that we get to do here everyday," Vincent said. "They get the chance to get flowers as well as receive them." The event is sponsored by the Society of American Florists. ... https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Eugene-flower-shop-Petals-it-Forward-498486612.html
Bloomr Offers an Impressive Collection of over 2000 Faux Flower Stems to Create Your Own Artificial Floral ArrangementTuesday, October 30, 2018
Bloomr offers an extensive collection of faux flower stems to create your own DIY floral arrangement or decorate with a bunch of artificial roses in a vase. The faux flowers are designed by the real florists using the highest quality materials to replicate the real flowers like hydrangeas, roses, peonies, lilies, and anemones. Apart from home decoration, their mixed flower arrangements are an important part of the ambience on occasions, such weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, etc. Also a favorite of the DIYer, with over 2000 artificial flowers stems there is surely something for everyone! Bloomr is one of the most sought after names in the artificial floral industry for providing top-quality products at the market's best prices. The company has amassed a customer base all across the world due to its unrivaled commitment to their quality. Their florists make all their arrangements by hand and are happy to customize their floral arrangements. In addition to faux stems, the company also offers Faux Orchid Arrangements, Faux Floral Arrangements, Faux Succulents & Plants, Faux Trees and Pots & Vases Talking about their faux flower stems, one of the representatives of the company stated, "Anyone can be a florist with BLOOMR faux floral stems. We source the highest quality materials and all of our stems are made with lifelike, real-touch technology. What... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4003706
Fashion Industry Favorite FLOOM Brings Its Same Day Online Artisanal Flower Delivery Experience StatesideTuesday, October 30, 2018
Floom is the product of my life-long love of flowers and the frustration that the floral industry didn’t have a beautifully curated, easy to use service that brought together all the amazing florists operating under the radar of most people,’ says Elie. Floom is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become the most-trusted place to send extraordinary flowers from the best independent florists around the globe. Our website’s seamless curatorial-like shopping experience, blends creative and inspiring content and exceptional customer service to create a marketplace like no other, offering a truly unique floral delivery experience. Floom has been voted one of the top UK 100 startups two years in a row, created long-lasting relationships with florists across all of the UK and New York, and sent flowers to over 120 different countries.Created out of the conundrum of trying to find beautifully crafted bouquets online or at the local grocery store, Floom believes that last minute bouquets should be just as beautiful as the ones you spent a little bit more time arranging. Striving to be a platform where shoppers can find a stylish selection of speedily available bouquets – a sort of Farfetch for independent florists if you like – Floom gives florists the tools connect to our discerning online community. Florists receive a backend management tool, and customers receive more options, in more areas, from carefully vetted florists, with the ultimate convenience of a seamless check-out and fresh, uniquely designed bouquets delivered stat whether it’s Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Hump Day. Continuing on their mission to spread floral joy, Floom is now working with the most sought-after, independent, green fingered artisans in Los Angeles including Eric Buterbaugh, Fiore Designs and Juicy ... http://nbherard.com/pr/fashion-industry-favorite-floom-brings-its-same-day-online-artisanal-flower-delivery-experience-stateside/232992
Arizona Flower Market Encourages Random Acts of Kindness by Giving Away Free Flower BunchesTuesday, October 30, 2018
Wednesday October 24th. The free flowers are being given away in celebration of Petal it Forward, a floral industry event that spans all 50 states created by SAF (Society of American Florists). Florists all over the country are excited about sharing the feel-good proposition of giving away free flowers in their communities and encouraging the recipients to "pay it forward" by giving away flowers. Arizona Flower Market is giving away not one, but two FREE Daisy bunches to the first 300 customers who come in the flower market on Wednesday October 24th. No purchase necessary. Continue Reading Arizona Family Florist hosts their 4th annual Petal it Forward Free Flower Giveaway. Every customer receives 2 free daisy bunches, one to keep, one to "Petal it Forward" to someone else just to brighten their day!
Birmingham florist hands out flowers Petal it ForwardTuesday, October 30, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- One Birmingham flower shop encouraged people to "Petal it Forward." Almost like pay it forward.Norton's Florist employees stood at the corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street North and handed out two bouqets to total strangers. They asked them to keep one, and petal the other one forward. ... https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-florist-hands-out-flowers-petal-it-forward-/1547594469