The Sustainable Florist
Low-Waste Flower Farming + Floral Design
P H I L O S O P H Y
The modern cut-flower industry has lost its roots to nature; flowers are grown with chemicals and pesticides, flown across continents, exposed to extensive dye and bleach processes, and wrapped up in single-use plastics.
When we cut flowers, we are taking away beauty from the land. We believe as gardener-florists that we have a responsibility to respect the Earth and work towards lowering our environmental impact. The way we care for our flowers reflects our relationship and connection to nature.
In our work, we hope to reconnect the person to the land. To be transparent about the process from seed to vase and educate our clients about where their flowers are coming from.
V A L U E S
Flowers are grown and sourced without the use of chemicals or pesticides, including no unhealthy dyes or bleaches. This not only protects the environment and pollinators, but also those who handle and care for the flowers.
Floral-foam, whether bio-degradable or not, is never used due to the harmful effects on the environment and wildlife. Sustainable design techniques that can be reused or recycled are used instead, such as chicken wire, floral pins, water tubes, and creative containers.
LOCAL + SEASONAL
When flowers are not sourced from our own gardens, we use chemical-free blooms from other sustainable flower farmers in Ontario. Due to this, designs may be limited in the winter months when the climate is cold and local greenhouse flowers are in high demand.
Whenever possible, sustainable alternatives to plastic are used to help keep waste low. When plastics are unavoidable, reusable and higher quality plastics are used instead of single-use. When alternatives are not possible, we ensure proper waste disposal, including composting all our greens.