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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 18, 2019

To kick off our second (!) season we are chatting with Dr. Lien Luong, a research scientist at the University of Alberta, who is investigating biological control of slugs.  

In this episode we learn about slug ecology (did you know they are hermaphrodites?!), Dr. Luong's promising research into a biological control and what to do this fall and next spring to limit their numbers in your garden/crop.  

Dr. Luong also passed along the following link where you can follow her team's progress and learn lots more! 

Twitter handle @SlugSurvey


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