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Debra Prinzing

Author, Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet and producer,

Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. Debra is the producer of, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 1,000 listeners tune into Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast,” available for free downloads at her web site,, or on iTunes and via other podcast services. In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farm-to-florist cooperative, honored Debra with the first Growers Choice Award for her “outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community.” She was inducted into the GWA Hall of fame in 2016. She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and The 50 Mile Bouquet (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012).


Blooming Beauty: 10 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for the DIY Floral Designer

Take your floral arranging up a notch and bring more seasonal flowers, foliage, branches and buds into your everyday life. There’s so much more you can do with a bunch of flowers than plunk them into a vase. Debra will share 10 useful and inspiring floral design lessons, giving you the confidence you need to channel your inner floral designer. She’ll also share proven Slow Flowers methods for extending vase life and provide her resource guide for DIY floral designers.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow