The next Content LAB, Flower & Garden, brings the spirit of spring to the table on May 14. Participants will enjoy a day at local community farm Veggielution as the owners of Petite Petal guide participants through the process of creating designer floral arrangements.
At Petite Petal, they believe that flowers are able to speak words and sentiments. They handpick every flower and item that they sell at the store, and every item has meaning or purpose—whether it’s to share joy and excitement, to express sorrow, or to give some encouragement. The experts at Petite Petal enjoy helping others find what they would like to express and share it with their loved ones.
Petite Petal all started when Jeeryn Dang and Karen Burling took a trip to Santa Barbara for a four-day floral design conference in January 2015. As Campbell residents, they felt that downtown Campbell lacked a floral presence. At that time, the idea of a flower shop was just a dream. On a whim in October of 2015, Karen decided to check on Craigslist to see what sort of retail spaces were available. Miraculously, an ad showed up featuring a beautiful space with large glass doors, hardwood floors, and an exposed ceiling. One week later, Karen and Jeeryn signed a lease and Petite Petal was born.
Before opening Petite Petal, Karen taught 2nd grade for seven years. As a teacher, she had summers off and needed to stay active and creative, so she spent her summers working for a floral designer, learning about all the facets of floral design, organization, care, and attention to detail. After three years of experience as a freelance floral designer, she decided to start Huckleberry Karen Designs, her first company. She always dreamed of opening a shop and offering classes and workshops. Karen loves trying new things and the sound of her kids giggling and playing, but most of all she loves to create, sew, and surround herself with nature.
Jeeryn Dang began her journey to Petite Petal when she started Tanjeeryn Designs in 2007. At that time, she was creating floral arrangements part time while working as a Stability Scientist at Alza, Johnson and Johnson. Although she loves science, working with flowers came naturally. Jeeryn enjoys learning to bake and play the piano with her daughter and playing make believe with her son. Jeeryn gathers inspiration from her clients, her mom’s enormous collection of magazines and books, nature, fashion, and collaborations with talented wedding and event professionals that she is blessed to get to work with.
Experts from Veggielution will also be teaching easy-to-follow seasonal gardening techniques that can be used at home, and there will be fresh, plant-based, organic cuisine by Organicopia and an open bar stocked with local wines, beers, and other beverages.
The Content LAB series inspires, creates, and connects the creative community.
$55 – General Admission
$75 – General Admission plus one-year subscription to Content
$35 – Content Subscribers (with email code)
$20 – Student (ID check at entry)
Event tickets include: floral design class, floral arrangement and vase, gardening tutorial, garden seeds, organic fresh-off-the-farm appetizers, and an open wine and beer bar (for ages 21+).
Photography by Arabela Espinoza