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Tiger Garden's Martin honored by International floral group

Arrangement designed by Kim Martin

Kim Martin, Tiger Garden’s Supervisor and CAFNR Plant Sciences Design Instructor, has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) as a recipient of its coveted Certified Floral Designer (CFD) designation.

Martin was granted this designation after successfully completing the Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) earlier this summer immediately prior to the Institute’s National Symposium in Miami. The symposium is the floral industry’s leading floral design education event, according to a news release from AIFD.

AIFD is the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the art of floral design through education. The CFD program was created to provide a tool for consumers to use when selecting a professional floral designer. CFD recognition is granted only after a floral designer has demonstrated their understanding of the concepts of design through education pathways and then by subjecting their floral design work to a vigorous peer evaluation conducted by an international panel of design experts.

“The CFD professional designation salutes a floral designer for his or her artistry and provides consumers with another tool to use for selecting quality professional work,” said Eldon Haab CFD, of Forget Me Not Flowers, Inc. in Bloomington, Ill., and the chairman of AIFD’s CFD Development Committee.

Thanks to the recognition, consumers can now find Martin listed on the AIFD website, The recognition requires Martin to hone her artistry though continuing education the field of floral design.