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Cultivating Place: Debra Prinzing And The Slow Flowers Movement

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courtesy of Debra Prinzing and Slowflowers.com
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Debra Prinzing, the producer of slowflowers.com

Cultivating Place this week welcomes Debra Prinzing, the producer of slowflowers.com, the online directory to American flower farms, and florists, shops and studios who source domestic and local flowers. 

I would be surprised if most people I spoke to today — pretty much no matter where I might be in the US — were not familiar with the term slow food. 

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Credit courtesy of Debra Prinzing and Slowflowers.com

Are you familiar with the term and movement known as Slow Flowers? 

If you are, then sit back and enjoy our conversation reveling in the beauty and philosophy of the concept, and if you aren’t, then welcome to it. Prepare yourself for some learning, some enjoyment and some hope — all in one. 

Debra Prinzing is widely considered a leading outdoor living expert and garden communicator  — although I particularly like the descriptor of “creative.” She is a Seattle-based, award-winning writer, speaker and leading advocate for American grown flowers. 

Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. 

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Credit courtesy of Debra Prinzing and Slowflowers.com

Debra is the producer of slowflowers.com, the online directory to American flower farms, and florists, shops and studios who source domestic and local flowers. 

Debra's Slow Flowers Podcast is available for free downloads at her website, debraprinzing.com.

In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farm-to-florist cooperative, honored Debra with the first Growers Choice Award for her "outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community.” She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet.

Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.