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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.

Jan 10, 2021

Bit of a slow start to 2021 with just field notes this week. Back to full episodes next week.

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing done by the uber-talented Laura Eccleston. 



Jul 3, 2020

This week Heather answers questions she has received about flower CSA's.


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

Jun 12, 2020

This week our "field notes" conversation pivoted around George Floyd's brutal murder and some of our reactions in the context of our industry. 

Links mentioned in the episode are below

May 23, 2020

Like last field season, we are taking a break from full episodes during the crazy busy growing and market season.  However, we will post our "field notes", giving you an update on what's going on around our flower farms each week through this busy season.

Hope you enjoy them.


Our theme music was composed and performed...

Apr 10, 2020

This week we had the great privilege to chat with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, "Buglady Suzanne", a horticulture entomologist with 20 years of experience helping horticultural growers of all kinds and sizes with integrated pest management programs, with a focus on biological controls through her company Buglady...