Floriculture group set to bloom at Apec


THE Chimbu Women’s Floriculture Group is set to bloom after a three-day training geared towards preparing a bid to do floral decorations at November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit.
The training was an initiative of the Simbu Botany Club and was conducted by Port Moresby-based Marylelzs Orchid In-bloom director Mary Elizabeth Saun at Windy Lodge outside Kundiawa town in Chimbu.
Simbu Botany Club director Eric Sinebare said it was important to prepare the Simbu Women in Floriculture to prepare floral decorations for meeting venues.
He said training was the first stage for the florists.
They will pursue second and third stages prior to November’s meeting.
“The training was focused on how to grow flower, cut flower for arrangements, ornamental preparations, types and varieties, quality control, handling for markets, packaging, transportation, pricing and related issues in floriculture,” he said.
Training coordinator Joane Sinebare said they would participate in the National Floriculture Show in Port Moresby from May 7-13 and only three participants would be selected to participate in the leaders’ summit to prepare flowers.

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