Fresh Cut Flower Farm
I'm Sarah Pappas, and Fresh Cut Detroit is my farm, founded in 2013. I’m involved with the MI Flower Growers Cooperative.
I value ecological & all other types of diversity as well.
I’m skilled at connecting resources across some sectors. I’m from the northeast US, and not bound by some of the same taboos that ppl in this geographical/other iteration area are. I enjoy offering my opinion/assessment/critique of systems, particularly when well received in the spirit of collective understanding and improvement of collective liberation.
I grow many types of flowers. I enjoy doing my own design work, and also enjoy watching others’ design perspective develop within the context of our garden & foraged flowers. I value increased access & lowered barriers towards common interaction with local flowers for all
I have been working in agriculture-related justice work for over ten years, and I'm learning more every single season.
I completed the Certificate in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, at UC Santa Cruz, which at 40-plus years, is the United States' oldest organic training program. I worked with some of the best growers in the Hudson Valley of New York at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, a 10 acre, 400-member CSA. I have farmed for The Greening of Detroit and Keep Growing Detroit, as the farm manager of Plum Street Market Garden. I am an active member of the Garden Resource Program, Grown in Detroit, and Detroit's community of growers. I have love and passion for efficient growing systems, collaborative education, preserving heirloom varieties, trading perennial stock and seeds, and advancing the aesthetics of local flowers. I am a BUILD graduate, a Kiva Zip loan recipient, winner of Detroit Soup, recipient of a USDA EQIP grant, NEIdeas, and proud member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.