Have you heard about the Slow Flowers movement? It’s a bit like Slow Food, but in a vase instead of on a plate. Local Seattle garden guru Debra Prinzing is the champion of the slow flowers idea. She’s written and spoken extensively about why heavily sprayed, monocrop-grown flowers, flown in from all over the world are bad news.
It’s funny, but even the most ardent 100-mile-diet locavore might still pick up a bouquet of South American roses for Valentine’s Day without really thinking about it. Until I heard of Slow Flowers, it hadn’t occurred to me, but up here in the Northern Hemisphere, roses in February are pretty ridiculous.
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