In partnership with the Georgia State Florist Association a teacher/student floral design clinic will be held August 9th and 10th at the Georgia FFA Camp in Covington.  This camp will allow both students and teachers to learn from some of the most talented designers in Georgia.  Instructors will cover topics from the basics of design and mechanics to high style design construction.  This clinic will be the only floral design workshop offered this year taking the place of workshops offered within each region.

Mr. Randy Wooten, Georgia State Florist Association President has graciously offered to find sponsors to help alleviate some of the cost of the clinic for attendees.  Attendees will take home all designs they make during the 2 day clinic as well as extra product/hardgoods purchased for their use.  The cost to attend the clinic which includes lodging, meals, tshirt and all product/floral material is $75 per person.  Payment must be received by July 14th.  Checks can be made out to South Region Ag Ed and need to be designated FLORAL DESIGN CLINIC.  Send payment to:

South Region Ag Ed
2802 Moore Hwy ABAC 34
Tifton GA 31793

This is a hands on clinic so each attendee will need to bring the following:
floral shears/floral scissors (NOT regular scissors)
hand held pruners
needle nose pliers
wire cutters
5 gallon bucket to hold product

This clinic is open to both teachers and students with no limit on the number of students a teacher can bring.  The total capacity for the clinic is 300 (count will include teachers and students) so first come, first served!  Registration is now open and will close once 300 attendees have registered.   Students will be divided into two groups (junior and senior designers).  Designate on the registration sheet how many junior designers and how many senior designers you will bring as product will vary per group.  Due to the nature of this clinic advance preparation and ordering is necessary therefore we will only allow those who have registered to attend so no extras can be added on site.  If you need to make a name change at registration that will be fine.  There will be no refunds given.  Also, if you have any student who has special needs use the space provided on the registration document to designate those.  Use the link below to register:

Agenda for the 2 day clinic:
Saturday, August 9th
1pm -- registration (Mobley Hall) and cabin check in
2pm -- Welcome, Introduction of Instructors, Orientation, Division of Students
2:30pm -- First clinic session
5:30pm -- First clinic session ends
6pm -- dinner
7:30pm -- Second clinic session
9pm -- Ice Cream Social (patio)

Sunday, August 10th
7:30am -- breakfast
8:30am -- Third clinic session
noon -- lunch
1:30pm -- Fourth clinic session
3pm -- Conclusion of clinic, cleanup and cabin check out

Items needed during the stay at camp:
sleeping bag OR twin sheet set
toiletry items
school appropriate clothing

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email me. 

Yvette H. Crick
South Region Horticulture Specialist
2802 Moore Highway ABAC 34
Tifton GA 31793
229-386-3213 (office)
912-682-2869 (cell)
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