Local school is "taking college to the community" one flower at a time

Stacey Spivey

POSTED: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:35pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:45am

Several Americans will show their love on Valentine's Day by giving flowers to their significant others, but what if you could learn to make these arrangements all on your own? Tyler Junior College offers classes to teach floral design. It's part of their 'School of Continuing Studies' at the west campus. "The college itself has a mission to take the college to the community," said Marilyn Brosang, who teaches these inexpensive and convenient classes.

The floral classes consist teach how to do arrangements, take care of flowers, and run a floral shop.There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that are four weeks each. They are $75.  Local florist Jodi Cummins is taking these classes to help her business grow.

Cummins is doing this all in honor of her mother. "October she was diagnosed with cancer and came here to work and run the shop... and discovered i enjoy my passion as well," said Cummins. Her mother was a florist in Bullard for more than ten years, and ran 'A Wishing Well Floral Shop.' "Its hard cause now that shes not here, you know i just have to keep that focus," said Cummins.

She said she hopes the classes will give her newer techniques and creative ideas to bring in new customers, and appeal to a younger crowd. "I just decided to not pass that opportunity up... i would like to reach out and still show that a florist can do a great job," said Cummins.

A Wishing Well Flower Shop:

207 W. Main St. Bullard, TX


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