Speaker Date Topic
Jenny West, Family Means – Guest of Del Peterson Apr 07, 2020
Using Virtual Reality to build empathy and understanding for caregivers of those with Dementia
Roger Tomten, Board Chair - Guest of Don Schuld Apr 14, 2020
Local efforts to increase Stillwater’s sustainability
Susan Rockwood, Flower farmer - Guest Mark Fisher Apr 21, 2020
Arcola Trail Flower Farm, Slow Flowers Movement: Seed to Vase

Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Presentation

April 21, 2020

Speaker:   Susan Rockwood

Owner and Flower Farmer

Arcola Trail Flower Farm

Stillwater, MN

Topic: The Slow Flowers Movement:  Seed to Vase

Do you know where your flowers come from? Five years ago I learned a staggering fact - 80% of the cut flowers sold in the United States are imported from South America and other countries.  The realities of growing and transporting fresh flowers from afar has given birth to a national “slow flowers movement” promoting local and sustainably grown flowers.  Much like the “farm to table movement” with food, it creates awareness about floral industry issues and provides smart choices for eco and health conscious consumers. Flower farming in a northern climate like Minnesota is both challenging and rewarding.  I will give you a virtual tour of our small specialty cut flower farm located in Stillwater and share how we grow and harvest premium seasonal blooms for wholesale and retail buyers in the Twin Cities. 

TBD - Guest of Mary Parcheta Apr 28, 2020
Brent Voight, STRIVE Chair May 05, 2020
STRIVE Mentoring Presentation
Dawson Blanck, MYAS - Guest of Julie Richardson May 12, 2020
MN Youth Athletic Services, Inc. – Trusted Coaches - online training for coaches of youth sports
TBD - Guest of Jim Meier May 19, 2020
No Meeting May 26, 2020
No Meeting due to Memorial Day Holiday
Jon Cermin, Photographer - Guest of Tim Trooien Jun 02, 2020
20-minute Photography School, tips/tricks for better photos
TBD - Guest of Andy Haak Jun 09, 2020