Slow Flowers' founder Debra Prinzing wins AHS Great American Gardeners Award
Frances Jones Poetker Award 2018
A writer and speaker based in Seattle, Washington, Debra Prinzing is a leading advocate for sustainably cultivated, American grown flowers. Through her Slow Flowers movement, she has fostered a national dialog that encourages consumers and industry professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. Prinzing produces SlowFlowers.com, an online directory of flower farms, florists, and other vendors that supply locally grown flowers. She also founded American Flowers Week in 2015.
Prinzing is a contributing editor for Florists’ Review, and she also produces a weekly “Slow Flowers” podcast. In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market honored Prinzing with its first Growers’ Choice Award for “outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community.” She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and The 50 Mile Bouquet (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012).