South Florid Center for Floral Studies
In the past students attending the classes have had the occasional opportunity to go on a one-day field trip as part of the course. The students pictured here recently attending the Society of American Florists Convention in Orlando.
While at the conference the students watched designers as they participated in the Sylvia Cup Competition. Afterwards they the class took in the Outstanding Varieties Competition featuring the latest and best in new flower cultivars.
Click the Center’s Video Tab to view a brief video of the competition.
During the Advanced Course students visit area shops. Here, shop owner and instructor, Vince Petrovsky AAF, AIFD, explains the Point-of-Sale computer system in his shop. Vince also talks with the students about the process in taking a wedding order. The students leave the shop with a stronger sense of what goes into running a florist.