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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.

Dec 6, 2019

Pricing of blooms for market is one of those issues that is the source of much hair pulling, especially for new growers.  In this week's episode we are chatting about how we think through prices for retail sales.  We will have another episode in the future on pricing for bouquets, weddings. 

The references we cite in this episode are as follows:

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

USDA Boston Ornamental Terminal Prices

Charlotte Smith - The Profitable Mindset podcast and blog AKA 3 Cow Marketing-

Growing for Market

"The Lean Farm" book by Ben Hartman

"The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook" by Richard Wiswall

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum and audio editing was completed by the uber talented Laura Eccleston.