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Jakarta Post

Say it with a flower: Promoting peace, love and friendship

  • Aruna Harjani


Bali   /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  02:40 am

Blossom: In line with the theme of “Indonesia to the World”, a number of delegates showcased their floral arranging talents, using flowers and leaves from Indonesia. The World Flower Council was established 36 years ago in Gifu, Japan, to unite florists in an effort to promote world peace through the beauty of flowers.After a 14-year break, the World Flower Council’s (WFC) annual summit was held in Indonesia for the second time.Maya Solichin, head of the Indonesian chapter of the WFC, said that when she took up the task of arranging the WFC summit in Bali in September, she knew it was not going to be easy.“I approached many florists in Jakarta, as I knew more people in the city, to ask them to support the summit, but many of them refused to join in,” she said.She then tried her luck in Bali. It was her network that helped her put everything in place.“I approached Di...