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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 31, 2021

pH is one of the most important soil quality parameters to know about one of the most critical components of your farm/garden- your soil.   And while it is one of the most important parameters, it is one of those things that you really shouldn't try to "manage" on your own.  This week we are discussing why you need to...


May 23, 2021

Another local company propelling the horticultural industry into new realms!  G2V Optics, an Edmonton, Canada based company  "Engineers the Sun" by developing and building the most advanced commercial lighting on the market.    AND Dr. Michael Taschuk, founder and Chief Technical Officer of G2V, agreed to help us...


May 16, 2021

This week we are chatting a bit about lilies, at the request of one of our dear listeners!

For a deeper dive into other lily topics check out our previous podcast episodes on Martagon Lilies with Dr. Evans, and on the Lily Beetle with Dr. Ken Fry

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and...


May 10, 2021

Just short field notes this week...


May 2, 2021

This week we are delighted to have Lorna, of Ninebark Farm, back to tell us about her year-long deep dive into analyzing and improving her business with a coach, and her subsequent pursuit of grants for farm upgrades to make her operation more sustainable for her.  She so graciously and generously shares the details of...