Seminars & Events

 

Seminar Schedule

Friday – March 2nd
10:30am
11:00am
Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
11:30am
12:30pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
Stage
Jan Bills
2:30pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
Stage
Mark Viette
Saturday – March 3rd
10:30am
11:00am
Stage
Jan Bills
12:00pm
Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
2:00pm
Stage
Mark Viette
3:00pm
Stage
Jack Hub
5:00pm
Stage
Carolyn Bupp – Cross Creek Farm

Sunday— March 4th
11:00am
Stage
Sue Whitney
2:00pm
Stage
Sue Whitney

Presenter Information

 

 

Cross Creek Farm Best of Show 20162Steve and Carolyn Bupp are two small town farmers and business owners who individually are creative but together are mind blowing. The two thrive off each other combining lumber and stone with floral and color to create a business that expresses it all cohesively. Steve, who handles all things heavy, is a schooled mason and carpenter with over 30 years of experience designing sheds, patios, and fireplaces. While Carolyn, who handles all things “pretty,” is a self-taught florist with an expertise in flowers and color with enough creativity to be considered dangerous. They started their flower and farm market, Cross Creek Farm, in 2002 with this year marking its 15-year anniversary. This is only a small mile marker as they have been working together for over 25 years building a business, marking achievements and creating a whirlwind of inspiration for others. Some of the many achievements they earned include winning People’s Choice Award 9 times at the Pa Garden Show of York for their display gardens, being featured in The Knot for their wedding flowers, and being featured and mentioned numerous times in multiple print articles. They have become known over the years for “thinking outside the box” with their custom designs and by always thinking of new ways to create unique out of the ordinary.

sue_whitneySue Whitney is the founder and creative genius behind JUNKMARKET a company that helps individuals incorporate vintage finds and urban industrial accents into their home. Founded in 2000, JUNKMARKET has become the national leader in the “rustoration” industry. Whitney is the author of recently released in September 2017 Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed showing how to reimagine, refurbish , and refashion vintage finds into functional and fun furniture and home accessories. Other books include Decorating JunkMarekt Style, Junk Beautiful and Junk Beautiful “Outdoor Edition”; She had been featured on the Today show, has contributed to Country Home & Country Garden magazines, as well as many other publications, and boasts an active online community of decorators and crafters at www.junkmarketstyle.ocm

janbills_g7uqluJan Coppola Bills is the: After a successful career in the corporate world, Jan made a major life reassessment and followed her heart. She traded in her heels for Wellies and started the Detroit-area landscape design company Two Women and a Hoe®..Jan shares her gardening philosophy of comfort, ease and simplicity with her clients, audiences, friends and her large online community on Facebook (400,000 +), Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Jan’s hands-on experience as a professional and home gardener arms her audiences with practical day-to-day organic gardening tips, techniques and solutions. Jan loves providing her audiences with the confidence and knowledge they need to create and maintain beautiful, sustainable gardens. She is a passionate business owner and speaker, and takes her work seriously and responsibly. Her broad gardening knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging personality creates an educational and fun experience for everyone. Jan is the Author of ‘Late Bloomer’ (published November 2016), Advanced Master Gardener, Certified Landscape Designer, and contributing writer for State-by-State Michigan Gardening. She holds a Masters of Art in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management.

hubley-owlJack Hubley: Jack has been a multimedia advocate for the natural world for more than 30 years. A lifelong resident of Lancaster County in southeastern Pennsylvania, he is devoted to educating his audiences about the natural world through his weekly nature vignettes on television, his traveling Wild Neighbors Lecture Series, and as program director of The Falconry Experience for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. During the past 30 years Jack has hosted three half-hour nature shows, all of which aired on WGAL, the NBC affiliate in southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

 

Vince Butera, AIFD, PFCI, AAF, began in the floral industry at age 15. Following graduation from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he first opened Butera The Florist as a wedding only business in 1980. Currently, Butera The Florist houses the showroom, design center, wedding consultation and educational studio. Vince is not only a local florist; he is also involved in the floral industry. He is accredited by American Institute of Floral Designers, and Professional Floral Communicators-International and American Academy of Floriculture. He is a floral design teacher/entertainer to both consumer groups and floral professionals. His design programs have been enjoyed by many Garden Clubs, civic groups, and have been televised live from the PA Farm Show. He has traveled around the country presenting educational and motivational programs to floral professionals, and has been featured in a number of floral trade magazines.

 

MarkHeadShot2EMark Viette  grew up in a three generation family of innovative American gardeners, dedicated to make the art and science of gardening available to the general public. Graduating Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture in 1980,  Mark set his sights on the University of California Riverside to study tissue culture of the plant world. From there, he joined his parents at the Viette Farm and Nursery in Virginia. Now with 29 years of breeding and plantsmanship, Mark co-hosts the radio call-in show, “In the Garden with Andre Viette”, heard on WSBA  Saturday Mornings from 8-11 AM. Ever eager to learn more, Mark is producer of more than 800 video garden segments on broadcast TV  many of which are on You Tube. An instructor for ten different horticultural courses at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia, Mark is a renowned lecturer throughout the United States. He has authored several garden books and serves as Director of Marketing and Sales at Viette Nurseries. In his off time, you can find Mark hybridizing new plants and searching the world for  new plants that are long-blooming, disease and insect resistant.

George Weigel is a garden writer, garden designer, garden speaker, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and as his balding, plant-killing brother likes to put it, a Certified Gardening Wacko. In central Pennsylvania, George is best known for his “Over the Garden Fence” columns that have appeared weekly in The Patriot-News, Harrisburg’s daily newspaper, since 1993. His columns, articles and Q&A blog are online at the paper’s Pennlive web site. The Garden Writers Association honored the Patriot-News for having the nation’s best Home and Garden section in 2007 and named George’s column as one of America’s five best garden columns in 2008. George’s articles also have appeared in such magazines as Horticulture; People, Places and Plants; Green Scene; At Home, and Central Pa. Magazine.