Say it with organic and English flowers

by EcoStreet on March 10, 2009

in Shop Green, Sustainable Lifestyle

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, By Nature has launched a new flower delivery service with a selection of freshly cut UK grown seasonal blooms. From the end of March 2009 an organic bouquet will be added. Their English flower selection is bound to please anyone questioning where their flowers are coming from and how they are grown.

We have become accustomed to finding flowers available year-round, losing perspective of traditional seasonal flowers. Flowers forced to grow out of season generate a huge carbon footprint as they need to be heated.

The impact of the cut-flower industry also has a human cost. Like many other industries, it relies on cheap labour and workers work in appalling conditions with crops laced with dangerous pesticides.

Tread lightly and reconnect with the seasons by buying UK grown bouquets. Local and seasonal, their carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. Each bouquet is wrapped using biodegradable cellophane, recycled paper and organic jute ribbon ties.

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Adam Hardy March 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Fab. I always ask at the florists if they know where the flowers come from. The Netherlands is their normal reply but they often don’t realise the flowers were flown there first from Columbia or wherever.

The problem is that the florist is often just an assistant, so you have to ask them to make sure they pass the message on. Bloody do-gooder, me.

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João Soares March 12, 2009 at 12:40 am

Hello, dear Beth
Thks for all your deep task in awake many ppl for help their own lives, supporting environment issues.
All the best for you and family.

Portugal
João Soares

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João Soares March 12, 2009 at 12:41 am

dear Tracy..ops

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Langdale March 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I sent my Mother some flowers through Teleflorist last week and I was really impressed with the range of Fairtrade and in season to Britain flowers.

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