If you have followed Flowersandcents.com site over the years you will remember that 10 years ago Amy Stewart went to Ecuador and wrote of her experience in her book Flower Confidential. Her book was not a very pretty picture of the floral industry and seemed to find much fault with imported flowers. It is no surprise that she would return under the Slow Flowers Summit 2017 which focuses on local vs imported sourcing.
As I have said many times if you can buy local, you should buy local, as much as possible, however, the good folks in South America are a vital part of the floral industry and without them there would simply not be enough flowers to meet demand.
I am curious to hear what Amy has to say this time around and I hope her message is to buy flowers from sustainable sources where ever they are.
The Inagural SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT has been called a “TED Talk for Flower Lovers.”
Developed and produced by Debra Prinzing and Slow Flowers LLC, this one-day event is designed to celebrate AMERICAN FLOWERS WEEK (June 28-July 4, 2017) and bring together creatives, thought leaders and change agents with a lecture series featuring leading voices in the progressive American-grown floral community.
The SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT will stimulate your curiosity by inquiring, informing, including, instigating and inspiring conventional assumptions as we explore conscious and ethical practices in the floral industry.