Flowers are uniquely gorgeous, fragrant, colorful, and are available in a selection of interesting shapes and sizes. They’re a major component of every culture and some of the most amazing presents from Mother Nature. When flowers are collected by expert floral designers and turned into awe-inspiring designs, we cannot help but marvel at the magnificence of them.
What Is Sustainable Floristry?
Sustainability floristry is the practice of growing flowers on farms in a natural manner, without harmful pesticides, chemicals, or fertilizers. Many sustainably-grown flower farms are smaller farms that distribute their products only to nearby florists, which further cuts down on harmful emissions by not traveling long distances. Here at VanderSalm’s Flowershop, we support sustainable floristry and perform eco-friendly practices at our shop as well.
How Florists Are Practicing “Green” Floristry
Slow Flowers are flowers that are locally grown in an eco-friendly way with little, if any, pesticide sprays. Many florists have started partnering with local farmers and “certified sustainably grown” farms to support green initiatives as well as local economies.
No Green Foam
Green floral foam is a plastic product that is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. Using alternative, more organic, or reusable mechanics instead of foam is a very important thing florists can do to keep it green.
Proper Waste Management
Being eco-friendly means training eco favorable actions daily like recycling containers, newspaper, container, conserving water, turning out lighting fixtures and utilizing energy-efficient flower coolers, and so on. Small steps accumulate to large changes after a while.
Our seas are now being choked by plastics. Replacing plastic with organic substances, reusable, or maybe reusable goods is one of the ways for breaking the dependence of ours on them as well as assist the planet of ours.
Upcycling and also Repurposing
Most florists have some sort of vase recycling plan where clients are able to take in vases for us to work with. Additionally, rather than discarding leftover blossoms, these stems may be donated to nursing homes or maybe local farmers or hospitals request for composting.
Why It’s Important
We have one earth to talk about, therefore it is as many as us to ensure we leave it in much better condition than it’s today for the children of ours and our children and grandchildren.
How You Can Help
Shop neighborhood rather than big companies who likely are not as “green” as a smaller business. Additionally, you would be supporting the local economy of yours.
Skip the market flowers wrapped in clear plastic and instead visit your neighborhood florist. You will get fresher, better quality flowers which will keep going much more time, which means much more bang for the buck of yours!
Reuse your older flowers rather than simply tossing them. Make potpourri, candles, foot bath bombs or maybe media or even drying the flowers of yours to safeguard them. Blooms are simply way too special to straightaway dump in the garbage.
If you would want additional info on sustainable ways or floristry where we are saving the planet, please call us, and also have a really eco-friendly day!