New Mexico Flower Shop News
Slow Flower Movement takes root in southern New Mexico - Las Cruces Sun-NewsTuesday, August 15, 2017
Calhoun Flower Farms in La Mesa, NM in 2012. Today, the farm is a partially woman-owned and woman-operated business with both wholesale and retail sales in El Paso, Las Cruces and southern New Mexico.Customers include flower shops, flower designers and retail customers in stores such as the Toucan Market in Las Cruces. Calhoun Flower Farms will also be involved with FARMesilla, a local market that will offer produce grown in the Mesilla Valley, scheduled to open this summer.Buy PhotoSusannah Calhoun, at her flower farm in La Mesa, shows a photo covered in plexiglass where she records which flowers are planted in each row, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Josh Bachman/Sun-News) Knowledge passed down through generationsCalhoun credits her family for providing her with a solid foundation in agriculture. “My grandmother, NaDeanne Calhoun, was a master gardener and deeply involved with the Iris Society of Las Cruces,” she said. “Whenever we visited as kids, she’d quiz us on the flowers in her garden.” To learn the business of farming, she has worked side by side with her father, who taught her the basics of good farming along with the mechanics of driving a tractor and using other farm equipment.“My parents were all about experimenting and research,” she said. “They’d give us packs of seeds and we’d go out and learn about them on our own. We made plenty of mistakes but we eventually made something beautiful.”Calhoun Flower Farms produces flowers throughout most of the year except during November, December and January, when the weather is coldest. “We’re planning to add a hoop house, a more frugal option for a greenhouse, for year-round growing,” Calhoun said. She plants flowers two to three times a week to keep a consistent crop on hand for harvesting, and practices eco-friendly and sustainable planting as much as possible.The farm has been profitable since its first year and sales have grown in every year since. According to Calhoun, it is on track to triple revenues this year.Today, Calhoun said, her father and sister are still involved in the business but aren’t around as much because they are confident in her ability to run operations. Instead, she now spends a part of every day traveling with him to learn about his business, Calhoun Farm Services, and th... http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/money/2017/05/28/slow-flower-movement-takes-root-southern-new-mexico/102052728/
Fire destroys flower business greenhouse - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Continue readingThe lot where the greenhouse stood is close to a mobile home park. At one point, fire crews were considered evacuating the residents. They also contacted Public Service Company of New Mexico with concerns about a power line.Crews had the blaze under control within about 30 minutes. Police kept the street closed to traffic and some fire fighters remained on-site after 8 p.m. because there were concerns about a possible gas leak. A truck from New Mexico Gas Co. was at the scene.An Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman said the cause of the blaze had not been determined.Staff at the 7-Eleven store across the street from the fire, on the southeast corner of the Carlisle and Candelaria intersection said they did not hear any fireworks immediately before they noticed the smoke.
Floral design convention about to bloom in Las Cruces - Las Cruces Sun-NewsTuesday, August 15, 2017
CLOSE Tourists are flocking to see the flowers in an ecological garden in Meizhou City of south China's Guangdong Province. Buzz60Buy PhotoNew Mexico State University student Hanah Rheay, 23, looks over her flowers before practicing her arrangement on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Skeen Hall on campus. The floral students are practicing for an upcoming floral design competition at the Two Weddings and a Funeral floral convention Aug. 4-6 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.(Photo: Robin Zielinski / Sun-News)Buy PhotoLAS CRUCES - There’s a lot more to floral design than meets the eye and professional florists and hobbyists will get the chance to learn the skills and techniques needed to perfect their craft at the Two Weddings and a Funeral 64th annual convention, hosted by the WesTexas New Mexico Florist Association, Aug. 4-6 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.The three-day event will include five stage programs from renowned designers, floral design contests with scholarships to floral design schools as prizes, hands-on classes, a trade fair and floral fashion runway shows.More: Researchers stud... http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/life/sunlife/2017/07/27/floral-design-convention-bloom-las-cruces/512388001/
Florists, prop houses and other Hollywood vendors shelve austerity plans after WGA strike is averted - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, August 15, 2017
But some business owners aren’t completely worry-free. After all, many local showbiz firms have been weakened by the exodus of feature films to locales such as Georgia and New Mexico, where lucrative government incentives have enticed productions for more than a decade. And SAG-AFTRA negotiations for a new master contract begin later this month, creating the prospect of further labor unrest.“I am relieved that the WGA has been dealt with, but until the actors are dealt with, I won’t be totally relaxed,” Bilson said. “The success of the WGA negotiation will hopefully lay the groundwork for a SAG settlement as well.”firstname.lastname@example.org@DanielNMiller... http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-wga-deal-small-business-reaction-20170419-story.html
The Ann Arbor Art Fair Features Four Separate Festivals - The Jewish NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
New Paltz.“I’ll have close to a couple hundred pieces in Ann Arbor,” she says. “I have a wide price range.”Lisa Burge, also in the Original art fair, shows abstract oil paintings and prints. Based in New Mexico, she is in her 15th year showcasing work in Ann Arbor.“I use muted colors, but my images have grown brighter over the years,” she says. “I am inspired by nature, architecture and what I’ve seen in travels around the world.”Interested in art all her life, Burge has studied at universities in Colorado and New Mexico. She grew up in Denver, has lived in Tawas for 36 years and uses a second studio in Kansas City because of all the traveling she does.“I do 12-14 fairs a year,” says Burge, who does not bring her Reform Jewish background into her projects. She works with acrylics and oil paints on canvas to come up with paintings.“I like talking to people at the fairs and the camaraderie with the artists on the road,” she explains. “I love the traveling and drive my work in a van. I feel it’s an honor to be accepted into the fairs.”Those who know Hebrew can read Aaron Miller’s first name on a necklace he wears although he does not identify as Jewish. The necklace is in recognition of Jewish heritage and family members who invite him to share religious celebrations.Miller, who lives in Beverly Hills and works out of a Detroit studio, looks forward through his art, which is digital. His projects range from large murals to decorative skateboards and T-shirts.“I take little bits from photos and combine them into large pieces,” he explains. “I studied business at Wayne State University and taught myself this kind of art. When I was young, I wanted to be a painter, but there are advantages, like being quick, with digital.”Miller, who will be experiencing his first year in Ann Arbor at the State Street Art Fair, has been doing custom work. For example, he has designed murals for Farbman Group offices.“I’ll be showing all kinds of art at the fair,” says Miller, who regularly can be accessed through the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. “I’ll have Detroit and Michigan themes as well as surreal subjects.”detailsThe Ann Arbor Art Fair, which includes four fairs in one, runs July 20-23 throughout the city.For complete information, visit theannarbortartfair.com.A Shabbat scene by Mira RamanA necklace by Ayala NaphtaliTaos Fiesta by Lisa Burge/p...