Jeanne carefully explained that consumer requests stem (no pun intended) from the desire to buy from an environmentally friendly source. Many equate sustainability with local farms, but according to Jeanne, the inherent problem with this is that homegrown supply is limited.
In addition to being concerned with buying from the responsible producers, Park Florist also promotes environmental responsibility through community partnerships. A recent example of this is the collaboration with Earth Sangha, a Fairfax, VA based non-profit, which collects, germinates, and plants seeds in local parks.
To read Rachel’s original post on Flower Power, click here. And don’t miss Parts Two (a local flower farm) and Three (national flower companies) in this series!
(Photography by Lindsey Sitz)