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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.

Nov 25, 2021

This week we had the opportunity to talk with Heather's physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Angela Plaquin of Elevation Health and Yoga Cold Lake.  Ang has such a deep, thoughtful approach to physicality and we had a delightful, thought provoking conversation about how to approach our physical sustainability. 

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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...


Apr 26, 2021

How do you get organic certification for your flower farm?   Cody Sander, Certification Coordinator for Saskatoon, Canada based certifying body, Pro-Cert answers all of our questions.  And he helps us understand the similarities and differences between organic and regenerative certification.  If you are interested in...


Apr 4, 2021

Managing insect damage without using harmful pesticides is a key skill for anyone concerned about farming or gardening sustainably.    We were so grateful to have the opportunity to chat with Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, on the puts and takes of...


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...