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Episode 01 Introductions
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Welcome to the Sustainable Flowers Podcast, we are so glad you are joining us on this adventure! 

Today we are introducing ourselves and chatting a bit about what motivated us to start this podcast conversation.   As well, we talk a bit about what's going on on our farms this week.  

Heather's flower farming business is Boreal Blooms Boreal Blooms Instagram She farms about 0.5 acres on both leased farmland and in her own yard in Zone 3a in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada.

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Clara's flower farming business is Meadow & Thicket Farm http://meadowandthicket.ca/wordpress/.  Clara grows her flowers on about 0.3 of an acre in Zone 2a near the small town of Wildwood, west of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

 

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Week 1 - January 2, 2019 This week on our farms 

Heather has been

  • organizing her seed collection and getting all of her spreadsheets in order and up to date with all the germination requirements for each of the types of crops she grows.  This will streamline her work and make life alot easier when the spring rush hits. 
  • getting her potting media ready for starting her Lisianthus seeds.

Clara has been

  • cleaning up her trays from last year, and in her frustration with the piles, ended up taking a car load of her trays to her local car wash, where she had good success in washing the bulk of the debris and soil off them very quickly, saving her alot of time. 
  • Clara started her Lisianthus December 30 because last year, starting them in mid January resulted in no flowers before the first dump of snow in September.

Thanks for listening!

Our podcast music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing was done by Laura Eccleston. 

 

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