By Fabian Hakalits in Guam
Papua New Guinea’s florist, Mary Saun has showcased her knowledge and skills in the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam.
Saun conducted sessions on quality control on plants to the general public, especially on how to grow plants and the purpose of arranging them, for economic prosperity.
Fita Roberto told EMTV News, that she has learnt many things from Papua New Guinea’s florist, that signals Guam to start a local floriculture society.
“Most of the plants we import from overseas, which is very expensive. I have learnt many things from Mary, such as making use of whatever that is available without spending any money,”
According to Mary, there is a lot to floriculture in Guam that should promote and market local plants.
“They are very amazed and are very thankful. Everyone may say that flowers are beautiful and that’s true, but not realizing that quality is not there,”
“After this training, they have to start helping others to form a floriculture association or society for Guam,” Saun said.
As a Papua New Guinea, she was very patriotic and happy to share her knowledge and skills with fellow Pacific Islanders, to expand the floriculture industry.
“It’s a learning point for them. Among them, are only flower lovers and volunteers who are keen to start a floriculture society,”
“They have committed to be serious in forming a floriculture society to market local plants,” she said.