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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.

Apr 9, 2019

The trend for local flowers is following in the footsteps of the local food movement.  In this episode we discuss the nuances and implications of branding ourselves as "local" and share our opinions about the importance of being local and being transparent about what it means when marketing blooms.

In this episode we...


Mar 27, 2019

This week we are so fortunate to be able to share an interview Heather recorded with the UBER INSPIRING Steve and Mandy O'Shea of 3 Porch Farm, while she was in Colorado for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Spring 2019 Meetings in February. 

In this segment we discuss issues so close to the bone that...


Feb 16, 2019

This week we're discussing the word "Sustainable" and why we used it in our podcast title.

This wonderful word is threadbare from over and ill-use, but we chose to embrace it fully, because as some wise journalist once said"Sustainability is not a trend, its an ethic".  

*apologies to the originator, Clara managed to...