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December 16 2019

2020 LoCoFlo BookClub List

Tags: BookClub, At LoCoFlo, Nerdy AF

Note: Check our We're Not Going Viral post for updates.

Lucky number 7! LoCoFlo BookClub 2020 is our seventh year. We're so old and nerdy we have returning authors: Mary Oliver and Robin Wall Kimmerer (what!). The line up is a mix of fiction, non-fiction and essays about trees, swamps, moss, parks, streams and race. We're stepping it up! No Darwin. No Mark Cameron picks. Best year yet!

The book club is super casual - just drop in. Meetings are Monday nights (dates below) at 7:00PM at our studio. Bring drinks and snacks. We’re always looking for more flower friends to join the fun!

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  • Feb 24 2020 The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Apr 27 2020 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray
  • Jun 22 2020 Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney
  • Aug 24 2020 Genius of Place by Justin Martin
  • Oct 26 2020 Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Dec 14 2020 Upstream by Mary Oliver
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December 04 2019

Flower Club: Flower Trivia

Tags: Flower Club, Nerdy AF

Never not fun! Flower Club crushed another event with Flower Trivia Night! There were 106 questions in 10 categories including official flowers, flower tv, literate flowers, naked ladies, cellulose celluloid, and more. There were treats from Bramble. There was even Joe Kane!

We had about 30 participants on six teams. Four of the teams had at least one flower farmer. One team (Don't Get Your Pansies in a Bunch) had multiple florists but no farmer. Our team of neighbors (Whistle Bloomers) with no floral professionals had a respectable score but placed where you would expect.

Smarty-pants first place team, Hairy Balls Bouquet, was comprised of our regular JHU crew (JKups, Allison, and Sam), LoCoFlo all stars (Heather and Jen), and flower farmer ringer Maya. They edged out a devastated all-Butterbee team for the victory.

Final Standings:

PlaceTeamScore*
1Hairy Balls Bouquet87
2Better Bees85
3Don't Get Your Pansies in a Bunch81
4Naked Ladies79
4Savage Garden79
6Whistle Bloomers68

*one point per correct answer

Missed the event? All 106 questions are on the blog. Post your score in the blog comments. Make a go of it!

Oh, right. Also, what's up with all the Share

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December 03 2019

Play Flower Trivia!

Tags: Flower Club, Nerdy AF, Games

If you missed Flower Trivia Night, fear not, you can play right here on the blog! There are 106 questions in 10 categories. Post your score in the comments (1 point per correct answer). Ready go!

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July 28 2019

Flower Club

Tags: At LoCoFlo, Nerdy AF, Flower Club

The first rule of Flower Club is: You MUST talk about Flower Club.

But, before you talk about Flower Club, you have to know all about Flower Club.

Former Bloom Battlers Jen and Meredith were gabbing at Open Studio one Spring Wednesday night. They missed the competition of Bloom Battle and wanted a new challenge.

Meredith: "What if LoCoFlo had a 'Chopped' style competition, where we wouldn't know what the flowers were and we would need to include unusual elements in the design!"
Jen: "Ooh, that would be fun. Or like 'Nailed It', where we would try to arrange a complex floral installation."
Meredith: "Yeah, that would be fun!"
Jen: "Yeah!"
Meredith: "Yeah!

Ellen then put her MBA training to use and recognized the customer need.

Ellen (internal monologue): "I bet I could get this floral shop cookin' with a new LoCoFlo event: Flower Club! It would be a fun floral activity night for our flower MVPs and new friends. Wow, I'm really good."

Ellen workshopped the idea with some other Bloom Battlers, Heather and Liz, and, boom, the ideas kept flowing: floral bingo, large group project, speed dating flower edition, flower trivia night... The possibilities, and flower fun, are endless.

If you love flowers you're already a member of the club. Some meetings will be drop-in, some will require registration. All will be awesome. Look for the schedule on our Classes and Events page, social media and our email.

Join Flower Club. You probably won't get punched in the face.

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December 27 2018

2019 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub, Nerdy AF

The LoCoFlo Book Club is getting extra nerdy in 2019 with a Darwin add-on. As always, the book club is super casual - just drop in. Meetings take place on Monday nights (dates below) at 7pm at our studio You can see more info on our Book Club facebook page. We’re always looking for more folks to join in the fun!

Since Darwin has been a frequent subject in many of the books we've read over the past six years, we are finally going to tackle On the Origin of Species. This is an optional add-on to the scheduled readings. At the end of every meeting we'll discuss a few chapters of Darwin with the goal of finishing in December of 2019.


Our homie Charlie

Darwin add-on schedule (seriously):

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November 17 2017

2018 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub, Nerdy AF

2018 will mark the 5th year of the LoCoFlo Book Club! We are a drop in book club that reads books that loosely focus on the natural world. We have read fiction, non-fiction and poetry in past years. Our meetings take place on Monday nights (dates below) at 7pm at our studio in Charles Village (3100 Brentwood Ave Baltimore 21218). All meetings are drop-in so no need to RSVP. You can see more info on our Book Club facebook page. We’re always looking for more folks to join in the fun!

Mark your calendars and start reading!

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February 01 2017

2017 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub, Nerdy AF

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
Oscar Wilde

Local Color Flowers hosts a super fun, totally dorky Book Club! All are welcome! The meeting is drop-in so no need to RSVP…just read and come on by. All meetings are held at our studio located at 3100 Brentwood Ave. Baltimore MD 21218 and take place from 7pm - 9pm.

Here is the 2017 list of books to read and dates for the meetings:

Learn more on our Bookclub Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/locoflobookclub

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November 19 2016

Getting Smart and Sciencey at the Flo

Tags: Farmers, Nerdy AF

Spent some time this week with amazing Chris Wien, Emeritus Faculty member at Cornell who continues to do valuable cut flower research in his retirement. Flowers growers in our region cheered a few years ago when this giant in the cut flower world decided to make Annapolis his new home after leaving Ithaca.

This week, the designers and I got to contribute our experience with lisianthus to be included in his research on spacing, stem production and bloom time. We also got to here all about the creation of the black pear pepper and it’s journey to market beginning at the USDA research lab in Beltsville.

We’re so grateful to be part of this weird, wonderful flower growing community!

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