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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 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 production.  

Biochar is a soil amendment that can impart a variety of benefits.  We discuss the origins and use of this interesting material in gardens of any sort (including flower gardens).

We highly encourage you to check out Ron's webpage (s) Ron Berezan The Urban Farmer and The Good Earth Biochar  and if you are lucky enough to join any of the classes he teaches, Clara can guarantee that you will come away with mountains of practical how to's and inspiration, Ron is a truly gifted teacher with a deep soul connection to his vocation. 

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum and the challenging job of audio editing was accomplished by the brilliant Laura Eccleston!