The Benefits of

Local Flowers

I used to get so excited in the winter when I saw cheap tulips waiting by the grocery store check out (okay, I still do): a mid-winter hit of spring for only $10 or $12! Then I started to pay attention to my plastic consumption, to think about fair wages, pesticides and land use, and before long I found myself in the middle of Slow Flower thinking. ¬†Just like the Slow Food movement, there has been a shift around the world toward Slow Flowers as well. These are flowers that are grown nearby, that come and go with the seasons, that are raised using sustainable practices. I can definitely ramble about all the “whys” but if you’ve got interest and 4 minutes, take a gander at the video below.

Why buy local?

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) put together this informative and succinct video. Take a look!