Home Blog Small space flower farming — Part 1 April 21st Small space flower farming — Part 1 Written by Floret Buried in the long list of emails filling up my inbox was a sweet little message I got from an admirer who loved the blog and was inspired to start her own flower farm some day. Having six whole acres to dedicate to growing flowers sounds like a dream. But then I snapped back from the daydream and thought I should share a little secret you may or may not know: We utilize every available square inch of that space growing large volumes of high quality cut flowers suppling over a dozen grocery stores, numerous flower shops and countless brides throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Each new connection is encouraging and inspiring. Those talented flower farmers really came through with dozens of dahlias, mums, chocolate cosmos, orange Ilex, roses and sprays, as well as lilies.
And from Bellingham, I headed to Spokane, in Eastern Washington, on Sunday, where I joined two smart and talented women to be part of a panel at the annual Tilth Conference.
Slow Flowers is an industry stakeholder in that block grant. After our panel presentation was over, Beth and I found a quiet corner of the conference to record a full episode so you can hear her story as well. Beth was raised near Tum Tum, Washington, just outside of Spokane, where she started gardening with her mother at an early age.
She blends permaculture principles, long-standing food gardening concepts and client vision to produce a dynamic design clients can use to accomplish their goals.
Beth, with her poppy crop! As you will hear in our conversation, operating Zinnia Designs allowed Beth to generate some income from her expertise while incubating her dream of establishing a flower farm in Spokane. She applies the same sustainable practices used in food gardening to flower farming.
Beth is part of a small group of flower folks in Spokane who recently started a Facebook group for Inland flower farmers and florists.The ASCFG connects and educates flower growers in floral marketing, sustainable farming techniques, and flower research.
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Ugwu is known as the Fluted Pumpkin. It is a vine plant that is native to West Africa and quite popular and heavily consumed in many parts of Nigeria. Last year I began to seriously consider the fact that my business had a bit of an identity crisis. When I began Stems my intention was for it to be a flower farm selling to florists and at farmer’s markets, maybe an occasional wedding.