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SLOW FLOWERS is about making a conscious, sustainable choice in how you choose flowers. The podcast introduces listeners to the leading voices in the SLOW FLOWERS movement, from the field to the vase. Meet American flower farmers, eco-couture floral designers, innovative Do-It-Yourself designers and pioneering farmer-florists. Debra Prinzing, the leading advocate for American Grown flowers, hosts the conversation and encourages you to join the creative community.

SLOW FLOWERS is about making a conscious, sustainable choice in how you choose flowers. The podcast introduces listeners to the leading voices in the SLOW FLOWERS movement, from the field to the vase. Meet American flower farmers, eco-couture floral designers, innovative Do-It-Yourself designers and pioneering farmer-florists. Debra Prinzing, the leading advocate for American Grown flowers, hosts the conversation and encourages you to join the creative community.
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SLOW FLOWERS is about making a conscious, sustainable choice in how you choose flowers. The podcast introduces listeners to the leading voices in the SLOW FLOWERS movement, from the field to the vase. Meet American flower farmers, eco-couture floral designers, innovative Do-It-Yourself designers and pioneering farmer-florists. Debra Prinzing, the leading advocate for American Grown flowers, hosts the conversation and encourages you to join the creative community.

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English


Episodes

Episode 384: Blending Cut Flower Production with a Nursery Business at Minnesota’s Green Earth Growers, Plus our new State Spotlight: Alabama

1/16/2019
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Please meet this week’s podcast guests, Jolea Gress and Jenny Hotz of Green Earth Growers. In today’s conversation, you’ll learn about their thriving business, their flowers, their wholesale and retail operations — plus, you’ll learn how you can join all three of us at the special Slow Flowers Dinner on the Farm, taking place June 30th prior to […]

Duration:00:55:19

Episode 383: The Joy of Seeds with Hillary Alger, Flowers Product Manager of Johnny’s Selected Seeds

1/9/2019
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If you’re a regular listener to the Slow Flowers Podcast, you know that Johnny’s Selected Seeds is one of our most supportive sponsors and partners. I have been pestering today’s guest, Hillary Alger, Johnny’s Flowers Product Manager, to let me record an interview with her for quite a while. We finally took time over the […]

Duration:00:48:59

Episode 382: Slow Flowers’ 2019 Floral Insights & Industry Forecast

1/2/2019
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Happy New Year 2019! I’ve finally put away the holiday decorations and with my thoughts already turning to the spring garden, it’s time to look to the future. Our BIG NEWS for 2019 is the launch of a one-stop web site for all-things Slow Flowers. Please visit our newly-branded site on the web — SlowFlowersSociety.com. […]

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 381: A Year in Review – Slow Flowers’ Highlights for 2018

12/26/2018
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The Slow Flowers Community and listenership of this program have grown larger than ever, with more than 390,000 total downloads since this show launched in July 2013. That’s amazing news and I’m thrilled to share it with you. Every single week this year; in fact, every single week for the past 282 weeks, it has been my […]

Duration:00:50:38

Episode 380: Slow Flowers’ Holiday Music Special with Nathan Leach and Eva Leach of Nathan and Eva

12/19/2018
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It’s that time again, the annual Slow Flowers Holiday Music Special! I’m incredibly excited to welcome the sibling singer-songwriter duo Nathan Leach and Ava Leach. In today’s episode, you’ll hear four original songs: Allie; 330; Belgium Fields; I Wish and one Amy Winehouse song: Valerie. If you’ve attended Holly Chapple’s Flowerstock Festival, you’ve already been treated […]

Duration:01:22:18

Episode 379: How Creatives can Be Authentic in the Digital Age, a conversation with Robin Avni of Bricolage*

12/12/2018
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Today’s guest helps us step out of the world of growing and designing with flowers and into the larger arena of creative strategy and the way we express ourselves and our brands through digital media. I am delighted to welcome Robin Avni to the Slow Flowers Podcast. The timing is ideal, as we come to […]

Duration:00:58:32

Episode 378: Rachael Ackerman introduces Blue Sky Flower Farm in Minnesota, site of the Slow Flowers Summit pre-conference farm tour

12/5/2018
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June 30th may seem like a long way off, but we all know how soon your the flower farming season arrives next spring, followed quickly by wedding and event season for floral designers. So bear with me as we fast-forward to June 30, 2019, the day before the Slow Flowers Summit takes place on July […]

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 377: Creating Sanctuary, a conversation with author, gardenmaker and educator Jessi Bloom

11/28/2018
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We are well into the holiday season and it’s only November 28th — can you believe it!? There are so many wonderful things to be thankful for and to celebrate, and yet, the holidays can be stressful and difficult for many of us. While it can be crushing to think about the natural disasters (or […]

Duration:00:55:26

Episode 376: Meet Maple & Mum, a mother-daughter designer duo with a commitment to locally-grown Connecticut flowers

11/21/2018
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Last October I co-hosted a Connecticut area Slow Flowers Meet-Up at Trout Lily Farm in Guilford, outside New Haven. And the following month, I spoke at the New England Farmer-Florist Connection’s Meet-Up in Providence, Rhode Island. Both times, I met and enjoyed my conversations with today’s guests — and I love that they agreed […]

Duration:00:55:13

Episode 375: Flower Farming in Eastern Washington with Beth Mort of Snapdragon Flower Farm

11/14/2018
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Over the past week, I’ve had several rewarding encounters with flower farmers, floral designers and avid flower enthusiasts who are eager for inspiration and encouragement about our vibrant Slow Flowers Movement and what it means for their own relationships with flowers. Each new connection is encouraging and inspiring. While we have a long way to […]

Duration:00:47:33

Episode 374: Inspired by Nature, Floral Designer Jill Redman of Forage Florals

11/7/2018
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I’m so excited today to share my recent conversation with floral artist Jill Redman of Forage Florals, which is based in Santa Ynez, California. Jill and I reconnected at the Flowerstock gathering hosted by Holly Chapple last month. Jill has been on my podcast guest wish list for quite a while, so we took full […]

Duration:00:44:26

Episode 373: A Conversation with Two Floral Design Superstars: Meet Steve Moore of Sinclair and Moore and Nancy Teasley of Oak and the Owl

10/31/2018
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I love the serendipity that comes from unexpected encounters and today’s episode is exactly that story! While staying at Holly and Evan Chapple’s Hope Flower Farm in Waterford, Virginia, two weeks ago, I moved into one of the guest rooms in what is affectionately called the Tenant House. Two other guests were there, too — […]

Duration:00:52:53

Episode 372: News from Flowerstock and my Conversation with its Creator, Holly Chapple

10/24/2018
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Last week, Holly Heider Chapple welcomed designers and flower lovers from near and far to Flowerstock at HOPE Flower Farm. Floral professionals and members of the floral community gathered for two days of demonstrations and talks by renowned floral designers, including Holly, Steve Moore of Sinclair & Moore, Nancy Teasley of Oak & the Owl and […]

Duration:01:13:25

Episode 371: The Michigan Flower Growers Cooperative with Amanda Maurmann of Gnome Grown Flower Farm and Alex Cacciari of Seeley Farm

10/17/2018
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I’m so excited to have you with me today because in addition to our fabulous episode addressing the timely topic of Regional Wholesale Flower Hubs, I want to announce the opening of Early Bird Pre-Registration for the 2019 Slow Flowers Summit! Yes, it’s so great to be able to unveil our program for the 3rd […]

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 370: Meet Flower Farmer Melissa Smith of Fraylick Farm and SC Upstate Flowers

10/10/2018
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I met today’s guest, flower farmer Melissa Smith,along with several others in the SC Upstate Flowers group a few years ago when they came to the Slow Flowers Meet-Up in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area. I found their sense of collaboration and mutual respect for one another very encouraging, because they are basically creating a new market in their region. Melissa […]

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 369: The Joy of Bulbs with Longfield Gardens’ Hans Langeveld and Jen Pfau

10/3/2018
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It’s October 3rd and for most of us around the country, it’s time to start thinking about planting our bulbs for next spring! I recently immersed myself in this topic, thanks to an assignment from Garden Design magazine, whose editors asked me to interview Chanticleer Gardens’ plant information coordinator Eric Hsu. The article, “Planted Palettes,” […]

Duration:00:49:43

Episode 368: Urban Flower Farming in Denver with Kim Burton of CityGal Farms

9/26/2018
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A few weeks ago, I spent three wonderful days in Denver, where I reconnected with my Slow Flowers friends and met many new ones. I was there as a guest of the Denver Botanic Gardens, returning for a second time as a featured presenter in the 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series, “The Edge of Art and […]

Duration:00:54:05

Episode 367: Flowers from the Lowcountry with Charleston, S.C.-based Jim Martin of Compost in My Shoe

9/19/2018
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Less than a month ago, I traveled to Charleston, S.C., where I spoke at the Southern Flower Symposium, hosted by Lowcountry Flower Growers. A number of wonderful and incredibly talented farmers and designers participated in the one-day conference, which was themed: “Future Forward Flower Success.” It was a fabulous time and I was honored to […]

Duration:00:47:25

Episode 366: The Debut of Canadian Flowers Week with Founder & Creator Natasa Kajganic

9/12/2018
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Today’s guest is Natasa Kajganic and I’m so excited to host her on this Slow Flowers Podcast Episode because together we’re celebrating the debut of Canadian Flowers Week, which begins tomorrow, September 13, and continues through September 16. The origins of Canadian Flowers Week were a few years coming and truly began when I met […]

Duration:00:34:47

Episode 365: From Painter’s Brush to Art in a Vase, Chicago’s Mary Simmons of Persephone Floral Atelier

9/5/2018
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Before I introduce you to today’s guest, Mary Simmons of Persephone Floral Atelier in Chicago, I want to give a huge shout out and thanks to two floral communities who recently invited me to share the Slow Flowers Floral Insights and Industry Forecast with their audiences. Two weeks ago, Hitomi Gilliam brought me to Vancouver, […]

Duration:00:56:29