Event: Celebrating Georgia Futures
Location: 619 Ponce, Ponce City Market, Atlanta
Never have I ever: worn a hard had to deliver flowers. What a TREE-t it is!
I am so grateful to be a part of the Celebrating Georgia Futures party with the Georgia Foristry Foundation, Jamestown and Georgia Pacific. It is an honor to bring their pine tree flower dreams to life while supporting "seedlings to solutions" and mass timber.
Georgia Forestry Foundation is working with Jamestown to build an immersive mass timber venue and educational installation at Ponce City Market called The Forest. Once constructed, The Forest will introduce millions of visitors from across Georgia and the country to mass timber and increase momentum for a thriving mass timber industry in Georgia.
The party was held at this new structure going up at Ponce City Market in Atlanta.
You may not know. I will tell you: I love trees! I am proud Georgia is the #1 forestry state in th nation.
I am thankful for a serendiptious moment between Maggie Bohannan, Ashley Skandalakis (Atlanta Planters) and I. It led to a partnership with Colonial House of Flowers and the Georgia Forestry Foundation. Neither Ashley nor Maggie know that forestry is a big part of my life. My dad studied forestry at the University of Georgia and worked as a stump buyer for Brunswick, Georgia based, Hercules, all of his life. My father-in-law worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission in Pembroke, Georgia his entire career. Both of my parents went to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. Plus, my mom's family had a south Georgia tree farm, Tygart Timbers.
FLORAL DESIGN / VIBE / VISION
Maggie, Central Partners, sought to create an event that respects the history, vision and structure of "the forest" development at Ponce City Market. Her floral vision resembled a pine tree seedling with no flowers. The timber inspired containers looked like bark and cut wood and were overflowing with fresh cut pine seedlings. Clear bud vases and gold plates from Pottery Barn Lenos were overflowing with small arrangments of grasses, millet, helebores, and huchera leaves.