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The Sustainable Flowers Podcast:

A conversation about sustainable cut flower growing and designing between two passionate Canadian  growers trying to figure it out.

Heather and Clara grow cut flowers for market on the northern edge of the Canadian Prairies.  In this podcast they discuss the issues they face and alternatives to conventional approaches that they are putting into practice or are trialing to ensure that their small-scale flower farming operations are sustainable. Looking to the past and to new technologies to learn the whys and hows, they discuss everything from peat to floral foam, Antirrhinum to Zinnias as well as their weekly adventures on their Zones 2 and 3 flower farms.

Jun 22, 2019

This week Clara chats with Jay Lowe of  Jaqueline Gardens Ltd.  in Niton Junction in NW Alberta.  Jay's family started growing cut flowers in a greenhouse way out in Zone 2 in Niton Junction 30 years ago!  He shares with us the history of their pioneering Alberta greenhouse cut flower business.    

He no longer grows...


May 22, 2019

This week we are are so fortunate to chat with Joanne Halter of Mistik Acres  (Mistk Acres - Facebook , Mistik Acres - Instagram)  in Alvena Saskatchewan.  Joanne and her husband Pat have been flower farming on the Canadian Prairies for over 15 years, making her one of our longest term, most successful flower growers in...


Mar 19, 2019

If you grow dahlias, you need to know about Dahlia Virus(es) and how to control their spread.  This week we chat about 

  1. What Dahlia Virus (es) are
  2. How to recognize if your dahlias are infected
  3. Really useful down-loadable documents available free on the American Dahlia Society web page and the Washington...