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Articles in Flower Farming and Eco-Design

Shopping Sustainably, Florals Edition

by Everything Bobbi Blog on

We asked Debra Prinzing, founder of American sustainable flower vendors directory Slow Flowers, for tips on shopping for sustainable flowers without breaking the bank... Read full article

Slow Flowers: A Guide to Enjoying Blooms Thoughtfully

by Elena Seegers on

Elena shares her family’s history in the floral trade in London, the stark differences between the practices they were used to versus the industry standard today, and a modern approach to enjoying blooms thoughtfully.... Read full article

Modern Farmer: A Cut Above

by Kristine Wong on

Flowers Grown in the United States are fresher and subject to stricter labor and environmental laws. So why do imported blooms dominate the domestic market?... Read full article

Why American-Grown Flowers Are the Latest Valentine's Day Trend

by Robert Klara, Senior Editor ADWEEK on

Still, there's a growing body of evidence that Americans are troubled by the idea of importing a commodity that could easily be grown here, and a growing number of consumers have made it trendy to buy local flowers.... Read full article

SEATTLE AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST WINS GROWERS CHOICE AWARD

by Seattle Wholesale Growers Market on

(Seattle, Washington) At a recent dinner attended by florists, flower farmers and industry professionals, the Seattle Wholesale Grower's Market awarded Debra Prinzing - author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet - its 2016 Grower's Choice Award.... Read full article

Honest Flowers

by Debra Prinzing on

One of the mottos of the Slow Flowers Movement is "origin matters." Having a consciousness about the source of our flowers is as important to me as knowing the provenance of a menu ingredient is to a locavore. Yet flowers are so rarely "labeled."... Read full article

There’s a local flower movement blooming

by Ana Sofia Knauf on

Activist, author, and podcaster Debra Prinzing wants to make the slow flower movement a thing.... Read full article

THE FARMER AND THE FLORIST INTERVIEW

by Erin Benzakein, floret blog on

Debra is the face and the force behind the “Slow Flower” movement, which focuses on promoting U.S.-grown flowers to conscientious consumers. She launched SlowFlowers.com, a searchable directory of businesses offering domestically-grown blooms.... Read full article

Debra Prinzing Talks To Architectural Digest About Her SLOW FLOWERS Movement

by Rebecca Santiago on

"SlowFlowers.com operates under the guiding principle that purchasing flowers should be as mindful and measured an act as putting food into your body."... Read full article

Field to Vase: Bring Back the American Flower Farms

by Annie Spiegelman on

Ready for some flower porn? Here ya go. Close your eyes and imagine a fragrant bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia or sweet peas intertwined with chocolate cosmos, lilies, tuberoses, or clover-scented stock. ... Read full article

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