Feast & Flora
Like so many children, I grew up in the southern gardens of my father and grandparents. Camellias, violets, zinnias, old-fashioned roses. I loved them all.
Professionally, I spent over a decade working with college students until I hit burnout. On a lark, I applied to a sustainable agriculture program. I remember the first day of my apprenticeship clearly. The farmer sent me into a giant patch of zinnias and sunflowers to make bouquets for the farmers market. After that, I was hooked. Since then, I've grown a lot of vegetables and even more flowers.
I began floral design coursework in 2016, the first time I'd ever attempted anything truly artistic in my life. I'd never thought of myself as an artist, but it turns out I just hadn't yet found my medium.
My passion is still with education, though I now work to educate people on farming, sustainability, and how to reconnect with the earth that grants us so much. I'm proud of my design work, which embodies a wild aesthetic, that "freshly gathered" look that requires so much more than drifting through my field and plopping the bounty in a vase.
I want my flowers to remind you of growing up in gardens, of heady scents and fields of industrious pollinators. And I want to help you understand everything that goes into that gorgeous bouquet you picked up from a grower at the market or your local florist.
Get in touch with me today, and let's start a flower journey together.