Thursday, July 21, a group of participants met at the Windmore office to learn how to create flowers in a cup. Robert Legge, the instructor, was the former proprietor of Sweet Land Farm, which made dried flower wreaths and arrangements for mail order catalogs such as Plow and Hearth, Monticello, and Faith Mountain.
Legge has always liked to grow and give away fresh flowers, especially to people who aren’t expecting it. Last year he was able to distribute 700 fresh flower cup arrangements from his own postage-sized yard to give to people in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, senior centers, etc. He hopes others will carry on the idea and create more arrangements to share.
In this 1-hour class, participants learned how to make something beautiful and inexpensive in just minutes that would brighten someone’s day and maybe give them a lift. Legge also encouraged participants to be on the lookout for free wildflowers that in the right setting can really show off.
Everyone was provided enough flowers and supplies to be able to make at least one flower cup in the workshop and enough supplies to make 10 more at home.