Begin flower arranging through RCC’s Lifelong Learning at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury Life Enrichment Center in Irvington

Instructor Laura Anne Brooks returns this fall to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) with her new course, “Farm to Table Flower Arranging.” The single session is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 1-3 p.m., at the Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury Life Enrichment Center in Irvington.

This course demonstrates English floral garden design using seasonal farm-to-table plant materials. Participants should plan to bring a garden urn, liner, flower snippers, at least three market bouquets, and “found” materials from the yard or meadow. The class, limited to 12 persons, will consist of an hour-long lecture followed by an hour of supervised arranging.

A prize-winning horticulturalist and flower arranger, Laura Anne Brooks is a fellow of the Washington National Cathedral School of Flower Arranging, an instructor at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, and a frequent speaker at Virginia federated garden clubs and church altar guilds.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $30 plus a $15 fee for supplies, is required to take this course. For more information on “Farm to Table Flower Arranging” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.