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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.

Oct 31, 2020

Last season we had a fabulous chat with Dr. Lien Luong, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, about her fascinating research into the ecology and possible controls of slugs!  She is our hero! 

Dr. Luong agreed to talk with us again to report on her first round of results for...


Oct 25, 2020

To launch Season 3,  Heather is divulging all of her hard won learnings about growing those astounding ranunculus you have seen on her social media feeds! 


Apr 18, 2020

This week we are chatting about the various components we try to optimize to get the healthiest seedlings possible.

 

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


Apr 3, 2020

This week Heather runs the show providing everything you wanted to know about 4 types of poppies that are grown for fresh cuts or dried, including the "to sear or not to sear" issue.

As we mention in the episode Louise, of Unicorn Blooms, has fabulous instructions on germinating Colibri Icelandic poppies, you can find...


Mar 30, 2020

This week we are chatting about planning for Q2.

 

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