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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.

Feb 21, 2020

This week Heather and Clara have a conversation about no-till growing.   Both of us use no, or minimal till methods.   We talk about the general principles, but focus on how and why we use no-till methods and specifically on various considerations for small scale growers in northern latitudes that are not always discussed.

Books referred to:

Brown, G.  2018. Dirt to Soil. One Family's Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture.  Chelsea Green Publishing. 

Mefferd, A. 2019.  Organic No-Till Farming Revolution : High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers.  New Society Publishers

No-till market gardening podcast:

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