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Ingrid Carozzi Teaches Sustainable Floral Design

Posted in Adult Education on November 5 2019, by Sarah Straub

Can floral design be more sustainable? The founder of Tin Can Studios, Ingrid Carozzi—whose long list of corporate and A-list clients includes Anna Wintour, John Legend, and Rachel Ray—is sure of it. And we’re so grateful that she visited NYBG to show our Adult Education Floral Design students how!

On October 22, Ingrid led the Art of Sustainability workshop, in which students fashioned a site-specific installation in NYBG’s Visitor Center using a lush and colorful combination of roses, dahlias, maple leaves, lilies, and hydrangeas. They explored ways to skip the usual floral foam and embrace eco-friendly materials such as watermelon, a fantastic alternative to keep flowers hydrated and in place when creating large-scale installations.

Floral Design with Ingrid Carozzi

Floral Design with Ingrid Carozzi
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Sustainable technique shown here: Watermelon wrapped in wire to hydrate flowers

Have a look at what came of this fun and exciting workshop, and check out upcoming courses in other innovative floral design techniques.