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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.

Mar 28, 2021

Just field notes this week.


Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing done by the uber-talented Laura Eccleston. 

Mar 21, 2021

So fun to talk to Karl, famously known as "The Stick Man" , owner of Green Park Nurseries in Niagara, Ontario.  Karl and his family and crew specialize in decorative cut branches as well as cut flowers on their farm(s).  For those of you who follow Karl on social media you will see what an impressive operation he runs,...

Mar 14, 2021

Chloe Roy of Floramama Ecological Flower Farm in Quebec is our delightful guest this week.  Chloe and her all female team have been producing fabulous blooms with a focus on ecological practices, for a huge range of markets since 2014.   We had a lovely chat with Chloe about how she got started and her current operation...

Mar 7, 2021

Peony storage is one of those skills any cut flower grower who produces these beauties will try to master.  We were so fortunate to chat with Dr. Nathan Jahnke, about his fabulous recent paper on this topic!  

In this episode we refer to his recent scientific paper and his webinare which can be found at the following...