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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.

Dec 19, 2020

This week we are chatting with Miriam Goldberger, founder and co-owner of Wildflower Farm in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada.  Miriam and her husband have been flower farming on their land since 1988 and proceeded to develop it from a conventional flower farm (with a lot of focus on everlastings!) to one focused on wildflowers, growing and selling seed for many native Canadian plants.   She is also an author, of the book Taming Wildflowers where she explains how to grow many types of native species, and how to use them as cuts.  We had a great conversation with her about her adventures!

Miriam has been very generous with her knowledge on her website, where you can find all kinds of helpful information on growing wildflowers (including her "speed dial" method for perennials !) and starting a meadow.