This week my friend and Colorwyld partner, Bess, and I went down to the Carlsbad Flower Fields to produce a Field to Vase Dinner Tour with the American Grown Flowers Association and to honor Bess for her work with local farmers.
There is a powerful movement within the floral community pushing to further the idea of field-to-vase flowers. Not many people realize that although there is an abundance of flower farmers in the U.S. most of our flowers are imported from South America. And our demand for peonies year round is not helping anything. The idea of seasonal, local flowers is no different than the idea behind the farm to table movement. It’s an ideal that may not be attainable or even realistic for everyone but we can all try to be more conscious about the type of flowers we buy and where they come from.
Photos c/o Jodee Debes
For more information check out : Field to Vase Dinner Tour