Flowers you can feel good about
Industrialized operations grow flowers bred to live for days (or weeks!) out of water. (Often, the fragrance is bred out to extend shelf life and replaced with perfume!)
Studies show that these imports can include a cocktail of 100+ pesticides and preservatives to help them survive. These pesticides impact the health of workers, local communities growing the flowers and florists handling the flowers.
Conventional farming techniques – the use of chemicals to fight pests and weeds – increases greenhouse gas emissions, disrupts microorganisms, leads to water pollution, and soil erosion.
Farm name: Ostara Gardens
Location: Nashville, TN
Years growing: 9 years!
Bio: Ostara Gardens is a collaboration between flower farmer Emily Daniel and florist Avon Lyons. We grow flowers on 3 acres in Whites Creek (part of Nashville) and operate a flower shop in East Nashville, close to downtown. Our business is composed of many moving parts - the shop, the farm, deliveries, subscriptions, weddings & events, commercial clients, and wholesale to other local florists.