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May 18 2020

Books, Books, I Need My Books

Tags: Classes, BookClub

Our next promotion for Ellen's online course is her list of Ten Books Every Flower Pro Should Read. Boring, right? Think again. We're kicking off this list with a flower books beatdown IG Live event on Tuesday May 19 at 4:30 PM EST (available later on IG TV). Ellen and Jennie Love of Love 'n Fresh Flowers are going to go at it over their favorite floral books as industry pros. It's definitely gonna get chippy.


Ellen with author Amy Stewart

So, what books made the cut for Ellen? You have to sign up for the course news email list. But here's a teaser: Flower Confidential, obvi. Martha, duh (but which Martha - there's so many). How many selections from Ellen's nerdy book club? What hidden gems are listed that you have not discovered yet? Such intrigue!

In this publication Ellen writes why she selected each book and what the titles mean to her and Local Color Flowers. It is a list from Ellen's perspective as a professional florist. However, it is a great collection for any flower enthusiast. If your favorite didn't make Ellen's list, add your recommendations to the comments.

We're going to be producing lots of free informative, valuable, and entertaining stuff, like this list of books, leading up to Ellen's class: Florist School Onlline: Growing Your Business with Local Flower Sourcing. It's all available when signing up for the course news.

Do it.

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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 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!

  • February 25 2019 Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver
  • April 22 2019 American Eden, Victoria Johnson
  • June 24 2019 The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben and Mike Grady
  • August 19 2019 The Reason for Flowers, Stephen Buchmann and Jonathan Yen
  • October 21 2019 A Beautiful Question, Frank Wilczek
  • December 16 2019 Darwin Comes to Town Menno Schilthuizen and Chris Nayak

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):

  • February 25 2019 Intro and Chapters 1 and 2
  • April 22 2019 Chapters 3 and 4
  • June 24 2019 Chapters 5, 6 and 7
  • August 19 2019 Chapters 8 and 9
  • October 21 2019 Chapters 10, 11, 12
  • December 16 2019 Chapters 13 and 14

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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!

  • February 5 2018 Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
  • April 9 2018 The Nature Fix Florence Williams
  • June 18 2018 A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir Donald Worster
  • August 20 2018 The Orchid Thief Susan Orlean
  • October 29 2018 The Book that Changed America Randall Fuller
  • December 10 2018 The Unsettlers Mark Sundeen

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:

  • February 6, 2017 Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry
  • April 10, 2017 Tulipmania, Mike Dash
  • June 19, 2017 Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  • August 21 2017 Paradise Lot, Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates
  • October 23 2017 Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes
  • December 11 2017 Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Van

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

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