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FLORAL DESIGNER

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ORGANIZATIONS

American Floral Endowment
11 Glen-Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 692-0045
e-mail: afe@endowment.org
Web site: http://www.endowment.org
According to its Web site, “The American Floral Endowment funds research and educational development in floriculture and environmental horticulture.” Designed to “produce solutions to industry needs and
promote the growth and improvement of the floral industry,” the research benefits the grower; wholesale, retail, and allied businesses;
as well as the general public.

Society of American Florists (SAF)
1601 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 336-4743
Web site: http://www.aboutflowers.com
A national trade association for the floral industry, this society represents growers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers of flowers and plants.

SCHOOLS

Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 1V8
Canada
(800) 565-4723
(613) 727-0002
Web site: http://www.algonquinc.on.ca
This one-year certificate program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in the floral industry. Courses cover all aspects of caring for, handling, displaying, and selling flowers and plants.

American Institute of Floral Designers
720 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 752-3318
e-mail: AIFD@assnhqtrs.com
Web site: http://www.aifd.org
According to its Web site, “the American Institute of Floral Designers was established in 1965” by a small group of leading floral designers dedicated to recognizing and promoting “the art of floral design as a professional career.” They are “committed to establishing and maintaining higher standards in professional floral design.”

Rittners School of Floral Design
345 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-3824
e-mail: Stevrt@tiac.net
Web site: http://www.floralschool.com

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology,
Retail Florist Program

1750 Finch Avenue
East Toronto, ON M2J 2X5
Canada
(416) 491-5050
Web site: http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime/REF.html
Graduates are prepared to work as floral designers, sales consultants and advisors, and management trainees in all branches of the flower industry.

WEB SITES

Flora Source
http://flora-source.com
(888) 883-5672
e-mail: info@flora-sour
A site packed with great information, including online job postings for all segments of the floral industry.

Floral Home Company's Wholesale Links and Resources for the Floral Trade
http://www.floralhome.com/linksflo.htm

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