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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.

Mar 27, 2019

This week we are so fortunate to be able to share an interview Heather recorded with the UBER INSPIRING Steve and Mandy O'Shea of 3 Porch Farm, while she was in Colorado for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Spring 2019 Meetings in February. 

In this segment we discuss issues so close to the bone that both of us feel we need to listen and re-listen to Steve and Mandy's beautifully articulation of their " whys" and "hows" they are living in alignment with their vision of a better world and life.

Really, there is so much depth in this interview, it is hard to summarize it without transcribing the whole thing!  Heather and I hear new profound nuances every time we listen to it, so we won't attempt to summarize it - please take a listen.

Thanks SO much to Mandy and Steve for taking the time to chat and for their powerful honesty and generosity in this interview. 

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing was completed by the brilliant Laura Eccleston.