6:00 PM18:00

Floral Design 101


In this two-hour workshop, you'll create your own stunning floral centerpiece, learn how to make a vase out of any vessel you love, gain skills on structuring an arrangement for stability, discuss concepts of composition, and find ways to source flowers and keep them looking fresh. 

Spots are limited! Sign up here.

Supplies: All supplies will be provided. 

Sustenance: Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. All students are welcome to bring something more substantial if you anticipate needing a proper meal.

Colie Collen is a self-taught floral designer and writer living in Troy, NY. After farming and teaching urban gardening for several years, in 2013 Colie started Flower Scout, and she now designs with florals for weddings and other events. She also grows flowers and herbs on an reclaimed urban lot, and focuses on the ways that her arrangements can pay homage to the season and place in which they're made.

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6:00 PM18:00

Back Patio Flower Crown Workshop

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Flower Scout and SMCo present another of their famous Flower Crown Parties, and cordially invite you + all of your friends to join us! Spots are limited; you can sign up right here.

Spend a summer evening on the flower-filled Superior Merch patio, sip on some rosé or lemonade, and learn how to make your very own floral crown. Colie of Flower Scout will provide materials, tools, and knowledge. You just bring your noggin and your friends (oh, and maybe lipstick for those selfies you'll be taking). Each participant gets one polaroid photo of themself to take home!

Included with this class: materials to make one gorgeous flower crown, free rosé or lemonade, light snacks, one polaroid photograph to keep, access to our super cute antique chalkboard photo booth, and a 10% discount off all SMCo. merchandise (discount during workshop hours only).

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to May 7

The Collective at M & D Farm

A spring-time market featuring local vendors and purveyors, at the beautiful M&D Farm in Westerlo.

I'll be teaching a Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop, creating some beautiful installations for the space, and will have some hand-tied bouquets for you to purchase and bring home. 

Visit The Collective's website for more info about all the vendors and events on this exciting weekend. 

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2:00 PM14:00

BUSINESS // HEALTH Workshop with Hudson River Exchange

As part of Hudson River Exchange's Spring series of self-care and organization workshops, I'll be teaching BUSINESS // HEALTH: Self-care and Creative Time Management. 

BUSINESS // HEALTH is a deep dive into what it means to treat your business plans, goals, and obligations as a part of your own personal plans, goals, and obligations. How can they be dealt with in a way that cultivates more health, joy, and empowerment for you? What are structures and patterns that support that health? We’ll go through a variety of exercises and suggest processes – how to keep a notebook/planner, how to schedule a week of self-care / business-care, how to do the things you avoid doing, and how to make sure inspiration becomes a part of your routine – and we’ll talk about the rhythms of owning a healthy, responsive small business.

You’ll be able to take home with you:

– 100 Ways Poster by Jennifer Armbrust

– Colie’s favorite pen

– Worksheets on organizing your time, thoughts, and priorities

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to May 8

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market

An amazing group of makers, brought together in the first inaugural SPRINGTIME version of this popular market. Flower Scout and Farmhand Flowers will be sharing a booth yet again, with our sassy and beautiful mix of potted plants and blooms. (REMEMBER: This is Mother's Day weekend!)

For more info, visit their event page here

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6:00 PM18:00

Spring Arrangement Workshop at SMCo

It's Spring, and our little plant friends are beginning to flourish. Want to bring some indoors? Come learn how! I'll demonstrate some of the basic principles of flower arranging, and will bring plentiful blooms and a vase for each participant. You'll go home with your own wild creation, new skills, and some inspiration for the season to come. 

Included with this class: free snacks + beverages, a nice vase to take your arrangement home in, and 10% discount off SMCo. merchandise (discount is only good during workshop hours + does not include SMCo. Bottle Shop).

Click here to sign up - space is limited!

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1:00 PM13:00


The second annual Knotted wedding showcase is this Sunday, March 6th, from 1-4 pm. If you're a person getting married, thinking about getting married, whose best friend is getting married, or who just likes exciting things : Don't miss it.

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6:00 PM18:00

Seasonal Wreaths Workshop

It’s time to start drinking hot cider, wearing wool, and decorating your home for these end-of year holidays. Impress your friends and relatives, but mostly yourself, by making a beautiful evergreen and dried-flower wreath to hang on your door or mantle! Colie of Flower Scout will provide materials and demonstrate techniques for making simple, natural wreaths with local materials.

For more information and to sign up, visit Fort Orange General Store's website here.

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to Nov 1


twisted dreams
beautiful nightmares
absurd fetishes
hybrid identities
get up inside POLLYWEEN

DJ Lavish (Hudson)
Chris Scully and Pat Harris (Troy)
DJ b0yn47ur3 (Western MA)
DJ Ultratumba (Northampton)

with creepy decorations by Laura Merry Andrighetti and Flower Scout (Colie Collen) and lights by John Gill and DJ Ultratumba

Performances at 9pm and throughout the night by
Nao Bustamante
Ethan Kindred
Gregor Wynnyczuk
LN and Han(a)
and others!

Visit Pollyween's Facebook event for more information.

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