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My guests are leaders from varied businesses and perspectives from around the world. They generously share their business, health and life expertise and stories to help my listeners grow their business, improve their health, and shift their perspectives. Did you get that means free coaching just by listening? Yes, this is a business podcast, but listeners say it is more like sitting in my living room listening to a chat with friends. Incredibly accomplished friends but friends! The show is n ...
 
The Slow Flowers Podcast is the award-winning, long-running show known as the “Voice of the Slow Flowers Movement.” Airing weekly for more than 9 years, we focus on the business of flower farming and floral design through the Slow Flowers sustainability ethos. Listen to a new episode each Wednesday, available for free download here at slowflowerspodcast.com or on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.
 
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https://youtu.be/7ROKj8OnvVMWhen it was published in 2012, The 50 Mile Bouquet was the first book to spotlight a major cultural shift and a transformation around how cut flowers are grown, designed and consumed, closely mirroring the culinary world's locavore/slow food revolution. Diane Szukovathy and Dennis Westphall, photographed by Mary Grace Lo…
 
https://youtu.be/TNejXaJPYloI'm so thrilled today to share my recent conversation with Dee Hall. Dee is the owner and creative energy who operates a specialty cut flower and urban micro farm in Norfolk, Virginia, named Mermaid City Flowers.All photography (c) Sarah Bartley of Lumiere Creative Co.She is featured in Black Flora by Teresa J. Speight, …
 
https://youtu.be/6rVEl8GW2ikToday you will hear my interview with Daniele Strawn of JoLee Blooms & Design. In addition to our Q&A conversation, you are in for a treat, because Daniele shared two video tours that you'll see in the YouTube video above. The video episode begins with a field and studio tour, recorded by Emma Wood and Daniele; that's fo…
 
https://youtu.be/H3aoVovgrQwSisters Stephanie Duncan (left) and Jessica Hall (right) of Harmony Harvest FarmThis episode came together just in time for you to learn about two Mum-related events taking place virtually and in-person at Harmony Harvest Farm next weekend. A few days ago, I jumped in the recording studio to chat with long-time Slow Flow…
 
This episode of the New Music show is dedicated to the hard working Oxfam Festivals stewards who gave up their time this year working at the biggest music festivals in the UK. I was lucky enough to be one of them and work at 5 festivals in the summer this year, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Womad, Beautiful Days and Shambala, In this special extended…
 
https://youtu.be/1xh0i3Von2AI met today's guest, Laura Gonzalez, at the 2021 Slow Flowers Summit, which took place in the SF Bay Area at Filoli Historic House and Gardens.Swallows Secret Garden and the tree canopy that provides habitat to the resident swallowsShe lives nearby, in a beautiful place called Swallows Secret Garden. Laura aspires to sha…
 
https://youtu.be/Jnq09P0fuPkThis week, we meet another inspiring Slow Flowers member, a farmer-florist whose Fernley, Nevada, enterprise is inspiring, considering some of the challenging growing conditions there. Trisha Starkey, owner of Petals and Pages Flowers, is farming in her fourth season. Her farm is situated 35 miles outside of Reno, at 4,5…
 
https://youtu.be/3KvuYwoLy18Today, I want to introduce you to the women behind Becky at Appleberry Farm, Becky Osborne and Kate Munno. Becky at Appleberry Farm is based in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and is part of the Connecticut Flower Collective.When a floral designer or flower farmer joins the Slow Flowers Society as members, if I'm not already doi…
 
https://youtu.be/-ZKewIAbiCUTracy Yang and Nick Songsangcharntara of JARN Co. Flower FarmToday, you're invited to join me on a quick visit to JARN Co., a 2nd year flower farm based in Monroe, Washington.Tracy Yang harvests dahlias in late September in Monroe, WashingtonEven though they are based in my own backyard, I had to travel all the way acros…
 
https://youtu.be/AIrGJUfpHukYou're in for a treat today with my conversation featuring Janet Kramka of Backyard Blooms, based in Trumbull, Connecticut. In August, Janet and I participated in a webinar for New York's Madison Square Park Conservancy's horticultural lecture series -- all about the Slow Flowers Movement. It was really fun to share the …
 
https://youtu.be/lDLejfwkT5UToday's episode has been a long time coming. I first met Rita and Mike Williams, owners of WilMor Farms Flowers based in Metter, Georgia, when the Lowcountry Flower Growers invited me to speak at their Southern Flowers Symposium in August 2018.WilMor Farms Flowers' cheerful logo (left) is the graphic reflection of the vi…
 
https://youtu.be/bcTATh8hmVkAmy's signature loose-and-airy, asymmetrical bouquet styleI first met Slow Flowers member Amy Balsters in 2018 when she was a wedding and event florist operating as Amy Nicole Floral. We both attended a floral conference and during a few days together, we made a friendly connection. Later that year, Amy relocated with he…
 
https://youtu.be/0F9B-tPVMJEI'm excited to share today's show with you for a number of reasons. My guest is farmer-florist Jenny Chantz of Merritt Meadows Flower Farm. Recently, we recorded this conversation about her farm, her market, her flowers and her story.Jenny Chantz of Merritt Meadows Flower Farm (left); the spring "friendship" bouquet that…
 
https://youtu.be/FhiS0CcQmfoIf you've been following along for a while, you have noticed that 2022 is the 10-year celebration of the publication of The 50 Mile Bouquet, a book that, to be honest, started me along the journey that became the Slow Flowers Movement.In a tribute to this small but mighty book, I'm spending this year circling back to int…
 
https://youtu.be/v-51vvHyJPsCheck out one of Joseph Massie's free YouTube tutorials aboveI'm thrilled today to welcome Joseph Massie back to the Slow Flowers Podcast.I wanted to share the great news of the arrival of Joseph's first book, The Flower School, which has a subtitle: "the principles and pleasures of good flowers," published by UK-based H…
 
https://youtu.be/-JlMNEOeI4sLeft: a selection of Kelsey's handmade ceramic vases; Right: Kelsey RuhlandMy guest today is Kelsey Ruhland, owner of Foxbound Flowers a floral studio offering same-day flower delivery to the Eugene, Oregon, marketplace. Her brand offers electric vehicle delivery, responsible sourcing, zero waste and non single-use plast…
 
https://youtu.be/jf71Jbh38e0My guest today is Colorado-based flower farmer and educator Briana Bosch. We recently met in person when Briana attended the Slow Flowers Summit and I've been wanting to host her on the show - so we finally got this conversation on the calendar to share with you.Just a little bit of background: Armed with an MBA from the…
 
Presenter Pete Doyle Track 1 Feel Alive by Kamora from Glasgow Track 2 The Morning by Mikey Ball & The Company from Bournemouth Track 3 You Belong to me by Harvey Jay Dodgson from Hayling Island Track 4 Run by Belle from Staffordshire Track 5 Morning Sun by BB Green from Manchester Interview with Laura May (May Music Limited) Track 6 Funky Reggae M…
 
https://youtu.be/pQF-tZKk7d8My guest today is Krista Rossow of O'Flora Flower Farm in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley. The tagline for O'Flora Farm is: Small Farm, Big Blooms, Oregon-grown.Flower farmer and professional photographer Krista Rossow of O'Flora Flower Farm (c) Krista RossowKrista Rossow (left) and the zinnia patch at O'Flora Flower…
 
What does it take to write multiple books with the same characters? Is it different than writing just one? Take a listen as I interview Edgar Award nominated author, former journalist and all-around good human Thomas Kies about his latest Geneva Chase novel. He will share what his agent, publisher and editor each said when he was thinking about sta…
 
https://youtu.be/kMiO9-HykY8My Q&A Interview with Norman Peterkort and Sandra Peterkort Laubenthalhttps://youtu.be/8o_EBoKEDR0Peterkort Roses Greenhouse TourHappy 9th Anniversary to the Slow Flowers Podcast!This week, we are celebrating our 9th anniversary of the Slow Flowers Podcast. Yes, folks, as the first-ever flower podcast and the longest-run…
 
https://youtu.be/rt5m6fkz6MEIf you are a longtime Slow Flowers member or follower, you know that the origins of our organization are closely rooted with those of the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.I was present at the 2010 regional meeting of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, which was held at Charles Little & Co., in Eugene. That'…
 
https://youtu.be/F5bWvsGt8ygJoanna Letz of Berkeley-based Bluma Flower Farm (TItle Slide (c) The Curated Feast)In February 2018, I wrote an article about a Berkeley, California, based grocery store called Berkeley Bowl. The family-owned company opened in a former bowling alley in 1977, blocks away from the famed UC, Berkeley, and it has become an n…
 
Presenter Pete Doyle Track 1 - Feel Alive by The Great Leslie Track 2 - Heaven Made by Tooth and Dagger Track 3 - She Dreams in Red by Stratton 5 Track 4 - Sweetheart by Four Legged Fruit Track 5 - I miss you by Paul Marshall Guest Interview: Tom Webber Track 6 - I'm Yours by Tom Webber Track 7 - Martha by Tom Webber Tom's 5 Tracks: Track 8 - Light…
 
Greetings, friends. Here at the Slow Flowers Society, we have experienced a whirlwind several weeks, including producing our fifth and largest Slow Flowers Summit conference ever, celebrating American Flowers Week, and publishing our debut Summer issue of our Slow Flowers Journal e-zine quarterly. Add to that 10 days of me traveling away from home …
 
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