Because It Made A Difference

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Ends In Detroit

The 2015 Field to Vase Dinner Tour ended on Saturday, but on the highest of notes.

Lisa Waud unveils her plans to develop a future flower farm on the grounds of The Flower House.

Lisa Waud unveils her plans to develop a future flower farm on the grounds of The Flower House.

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. 

The Flower

The Flower House project was featured in the New York Times.

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.

The backyard of The Flower House. Buckets of American Grown flowers were everywhere.

The backyard of The Flower House. Buckets of American Grown flowers were everywhere.

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. 

Thank you to all of our American flower farmers who made it possible for this American Made project was all American Grown.

Thank you to all of our American flower farmers who made it possible for this American Made project was all American Grown.

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