We’re setting our sites on a bigger and better 2016, and hope to grow and improve a LOT.
As you may know, I’ve been managing a 1-acre urban farm, the Youth Farm, since 2011. I’ll be working less at The Youth Farm next year, stepping into more of an advisory/support role, and continuing to train new farmers through our Urban Farm Training Program. This farming season has been so rewarding – farming and teaching others gives me a high that’s tough to match. It’s really pure joy to see others sow their first seeds and watch them sprout; to hammer out some transplanting math or build a compost pile. Growing farmers gives me hope for our future.
However, being a farmer in the city requires ingenuity and I’ve been able to make it by designing flowers for weddings. I grew up with an insanely creative mother, an artist and volunteer florist for our church. I inherited from her a love of design and of composition, of reveling in textures and colors and shapes, and so the floral design becomes a natural outlet for that creative urge.
In order to strengthen Molly Oliver Flowers, I need to hone some more design skills. I’ve been farming for 10 years, designing for four. And it’s time to dig in deep and GROW. A big, yet exciting change! Part of growing and getting the word out about what we do, is launching a new website we’ve been working on that will share more about who we are, and what our philosophy is. So stay tuned, and thanks for bearing with our old website:)!