Repurposing Flowers with Shawn Chamberlain of The Full Bloom
Photos by: Cox and Co. Photo, Shawn Marie Photo
Shawn Chamberlain of The Full Bloom joins us for this episode of the Team Flower Podcast.
Shawn is sharing her heart behind repurposing flowers and what inspires her to continue to live out this passion. We are chatting about what it looks like to repurpose flowers, how to network in the industry, and how to find volunteers. Shawn is sharing a few practical tips for florists who would like to practice repurposing flowers, whether that becomes a large-scale donation or a simple one-time donation.
You’ll learn about:
What types of containers to use when repurposing flowers
The importance of gathering volunteers and working with others
How to network and get involved in your community
Partnering with The Full Bloom
Shawn Chamberlain is the founder and director of The Full Bloom, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the mental and emotional health of individuals dealing with death, terminal illness, and other life-changing illnesses and conditions. Shawn blends her two passions seamlessly in her work with the nonprofit—flowers and people. In addition to her nonprofit work, she is also a floral designer and business owner of the floral design studio Flower Bar Co. Shawn is an entrepreneur at heart, and after beginning with a landscape design company, she still loves the garden and finds every opportunity to be in it. She is a mother of five and loves to include them in her work when she can. Shawn loves to travel, be outdoors, and take long Sunday naps.
Derek Howard Photography