This week, flower farmers from up and down the state of California will be joining together in Sacramento to meet with lawmakers and help raise the profile of California’s cut flower farmers. In addition to meeting with legislators on the issues facing our farms, the California Cut Flowers Commission (CCFC) will be hosting a legislative reception to help kickoff June as California Grown Flower Month.
This year, SCR-58 sponsored by Sen. Mike McGuire will declare the entire month of June as “California Grown Flower Month.”
The resolution makes official the state’s recognition of the value flower farmers bring to the state for an entire month.
To help draw attention to California Grown Flower month, the CCFC’s legislative reception will include the 2nd Annual Floral Design Competition. Last year’s competition was so much fun, we just had to do it again. Watching lawmakers try their hand at floral design is a treat you don’t want to miss. This year, we have the honor of having California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joining the competition.
I’m looking forward to seeing who will be this year’s champion!