David Register is a stand-up guy. Despite significant damage to his farm from Hurricane Irma, he’s promising an amazing American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour at FernTrust in Seville, Florida, on Nov. 18. In fact, he thinks the hurricane presented the perfect opportunity to really educate guests about how fern and foliage farmers handle whatever Mother Nature deals them – and bounce back in record time.
Register, executive vice president at FernTrust, rebounded in a matter of days post Irma, filling as many orders as possible just two days after the storm. This after clearing roads of trees, getting generators started to keep harvested fern cool and working to repair damaged shade cloth.
“When nature hands you a raw deal, you roll with the punches,” Register says. “We hope customers and those who value the American Grown Flower ideal will support us through this whole thing and we’ll come out stronger.”
If Register is this resilient, you can bet he’ll pull off the experience of a lifetime at the Field to Vase Dinner. And the learning – that will be hurricane force.
Guests will enjoy a multi-course artisanal meal surrounded by fresh fern. Floral design celebrity J Schwanke will wow guests with his designs – making this even more of a must-attend event.
J plans to create a full-on foliage experience using time-honored techniques and textures to bring the excitement of the “all-foliage” trend to the dining table. He’ll leverage Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, to immerse guests in the depth, beauty and passion of the latest “all things foliage” look.
Add the VIP farm tour with Register to learn more about fern growing and how he and his team have bounced back from two hurricanes in a row.
Make your experience truly fantastic by adding the foliage design workshop J Schwanke, also on Nov. 18, from 9-11 a.m. At this exclusive event you’ll learn how to weave palm leaves into nautilus shells, create aspidistra roses and attach Milky Way foliage to wine and champagne glasses. Each participant will also make their own all foliage crown and foliage centerpiece.
Plus, you’ll get hands on in helping create the exclusive foliage photo backdrops that will be part of the dinner.
Show your support for Florida’s hard-hit fern growers and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience dining among the fern in the “Fern Capital of the World.”