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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.

May 29, 2019

This week we discuss the issues and some of the research around plastics in horticulture, from our seed starting and potting up practices, our field production - so plastic field "mulches" and landscape or nursery fabrics/cloth, and our retail end with regards to sleeves etc. 

Selected articles referenced in the...

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...

May 14, 2019

This week we are chatting with Ron Berezan, the original (and humble) Urban Farmer, not the excessively marketed one.   Ron is a permaculture and organic urban agriculture expert with 30 years of experience.   He continues to teach in these discipline areas, but has also ventured out into small scale biochar...

May 7, 2019

Feeling star-struck releasing this episode!  Heather had an amazing  conversation about designing without using floral foam with Lucy Hunter (The Flower Hunter) Max Gill (Max Gill Design) and Gabriela Salazar (La Musa de las Flores) and today we are sharing it, and our own conversation with you!

In this episode you will...