Creator of Slowflowers.com, Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.
Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 1,200 listeners tune into Debra's "Slow Flowers Podcast," available for free downloads at her web site, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services.
In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farm-to-florist cooperative, honored Debra with the first Growers Choice Award for her "outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community." Debra serves as the Public Advisory Member of the Certified American Grown Counsel. In 2016, GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators inducted her into its Hall of Fame. She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet.
Her website and blog: www.debraprinzing.com.
"My signature bouquet style draws from a background in textiles and landscape design. I combine botanical elements much as a quiltmaker would match fabric patterns, prints and solid colors to stitch a beautiful quilt. Because I grow so many of the flowers, shrubs, vines and bulbs that end up in my bouquets, there is a definite 'gathered from the garden' personality to my bouquet style."