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Articles in Floral Design and Eco-Design

Shopping Sustainably, Florals Edition

by Everything Bobbi Blog on

We asked Debra Prinzing, founder of American sustainable flower vendors directory Slow Flowers, for tips on shopping for sustainable flowers without breaking the bank... Read full article

Slow Flowers: A Guide to Enjoying Blooms Thoughtfully

by Elena Seegers on

Elena shares her family’s history in the floral trade in London, the stark differences between the practices they were used to versus the industry standard today, and a modern approach to enjoying blooms thoughtfully.... Read full article

Why American-Grown Flowers Are the Latest Valentine's Day Trend

by Robert Klara, Senior Editor ADWEEK on

Still, there's a growing body of evidence that Americans are troubled by the idea of importing a commodity that could easily be grown here, and a growing number of consumers have made it trendy to buy local flowers.... Read full article

THE FARMER AND THE FLORIST INTERVIEW

by Erin Benzakein, floret blog on

Debra is the face and the force behind the “Slow Flower” movement, which focuses on promoting U.S.-grown flowers to conscientious consumers. She launched SlowFlowers.com, a searchable directory of businesses offering domestically-grown blooms.... Read full article

Slowflowers.com Florists ‘Take Back’ Valentine’s Day From Tele-florists With Sustainable Choices

by Debra Prinzing on

SEATTLE (Jan. 13, 2015) – This Valentine’s Day, Slowflowers.com urges consumers to rethink how they celebrate and woo by supporting local farmers and florists with sustainable, American-grown bouquets.... Read full article

Debra Prinzing Talks To Architectural Digest About Her SLOW FLOWERS Movement

by Rebecca Santiago on

"SlowFlowers.com operates under the guiding principle that purchasing flowers should be as mindful and measured an act as putting food into your body."... Read full article

Victoria Magazine features Slowflowers.com

by Victoria Magazine July-August 2014 issue on

"Following a Garden Path" -- Debra Prinzing urges readers to embrace the seasonal splendor that flourishes close to home.... Read full article

Slow Flowers Launches with 250-Plus American-Grown Floral Champions

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Debra Prinzing's SLOWFLOWERS.COM goes "LIVE," offering consumers a free online directory to American flowers, farmers, designers and retailers... Read full article

Slow Flowers: Why Care About American Grown Flowers?

by Dee Nash on

Culinary pioneers popularized slow food. Slow flowers means knowing where your bouquet comes from, how it was grown and who grew it. You can make a bouquet from seasonal flowers, branches and leaves which is as beautiful as one with imported flowers.... Read full article

Lobbying Push Made ‘Grown in U.S.A’ Bloom at White House Dinner

by Marian Burros on

. . . pressure on the White House from the determined American cut-flower lobby, which argues that if Michelle Obama is going to showcase locally grown food and American wine, she can do the same for the hundreds of flowers.... Read full article

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