2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

Our exhibit, “Cultuur van Holland”, brought home a bronze medal and a special achievement award for excellence in education. Throughout the 10 days, show exhibitors and attendees stopped by to say how much they liked our exhibit, that AIFD’s exhibit was always the first one they would look for to see what new things we were doing and that our exhibit was always creative, innovative, a crowd pleaser, and most photographed. You can read more in the newsletter article ” “Cultuur van Holland” by Cres Motzi AIFD

The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Philadelphia (PHS) Flower Show design team came to visit Valley Forge Flowers (VFF). Collectively, PHS spends more than a year to plan each show, which includes design and execution.  The VFF team was responsible for the entrance garden design, working exclusively for PHS. Our team was presented with renderings, schematics and vision boards. They spoke of everything we expected; bridges, bicycles, windmills and tulips, and something we didn’t expect: a hanging garden! Read more in the newsletter article “A Hanging Garden” by Renee Tucci AIFD, CFD


Oh the places I’ve been…

My 2017 journey with AIFD is off to a running start!!!

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of floral bliss. It began with an invite to assist a fellow AIFD member with her stage program at the Northeast Floral expo in Springfield Massachusetts. That gave me behind the scene access to such talented stage presenters such as Jacob McCall AIFD, Donald Yim AIFD, and Michael Derouin. Yoli LaGuerre AIFD opened the expo with her beautiful stage program and took us all along to Destination: India. She planted a seed with the amazing Rebecca Carter AIFD and I found myself on the roster with other amazing designers for hands-on workshops. I had the honor of presenting my wedded bliss program to a sold out class! I was elated to share my ideas and designs with 25 students who, by the end of class, were all full of inspiration and excitement to practice what they learned. It was a rewarding weekend of learning and so much fun! Read the full article in the April 4, 2017 Newsletter


Northeast Chapter Pin

The Northeast Chapter has a beautiful gold (not solid but coloured) pin which represents our chapter with a spray of acorns and a cluster of oak leaves, this symbol represents the Region on both sides of the pond.  The pin is approximately 1″W x 3/4 H.

For those members who would like to purchase the Northeast Chapter pin  If you do not already own our chapter pin, they are still available to purchase.

The price is $25.00 (plus $5 shipping). If you are interested in purchasing a pin contact Janet Black,  janetblackaifd@gmail.com  or mobile number (207) 514-3500.

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