The 2015 Field to Vase Dinner Tour ended on Saturday, but on the highest of notes.
Pairing the American Grown Flower House project in Detroit with our Field to Vase Dinner Tour was perfect.
As we prepared and procured flowers for Lisa Waud’s project, I spoke to many people who wanted to understand this project, the attention it was getting and the “why.”
Why was she doing this?
Why is she committed to American Grown?
Why is this project getting so much attention?
The answer to all three of these questions is essentially the same, “because it was to make a difference.”
And it did.
That’s what I took away from Detroit, the Flower House and our last Field to Vase Dinner.
Americans do care about where things go next from here, where things are coming from and helping each other achieve great things. It was palpable in Detroit.
We had 180 people join us in Detroit to honor the past and celebrate a future that includes a more consumer conscious audience of flower buyers who care about where their flowers come from.
Everyone who left Saturday night’s American Grown Field to Vase Dinner left knowing why origin does matter. Not just for food, wine and beer, but for the flowers at the center of the table too.