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Your food may be sustainably grown, but what about your flowers?Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Getty Images: Joanna McCarthy "But it is given an exemption for biosecurity measures."Other chemicals, including glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup, are used to treat flowers like roses and carnations so that they can't be propagated from cuttings and potentially spread disease.Ms Brown understands the need for biosecurity but says that as imports increased, so too would the associated chemical use.Imported flowers also have more packaging requirements compared to Australian flowers — again for biosecurity reasons — especially all those plastic-wrapped roses flown in for Valentine's Day each year.'Flower miles' and sustainabilityBuying flowers grown locally also means they have a lower environmental footprint from transport.The concept of 'food miles' has encouraged environmentally conscious shoppers to buy local and seasonal produce in preference to products shipped in from afar.Now, people are considering 'flower miles'.Transporting flowers to Australia from Africa, Europe and Central America results in a huge amount of carbon emissions, in addition to those produced by local transfers.Ms Brown thinks buying imported flowers from the other side of the world is "sheer insanity" given they are a very short-lived luxury.But, she said, you should also try to buy flowers grown in your state, or within a few hundred kilometres — flying flowers from northern Queensland to Tasmania still has a huge carbon footprint.Unlabelled imports threaten local growersBut Ms Brown said the local flower industry was shrinking and making people aware about imported flowers is key to safeguarding it.Flower imports have increased an estimated 20 times in the past 10 years, according to Shane Holborn, executive officer of the industry body, Flowers Australia."The trend with florists has generally been to buy imports base... http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-10-10/sustainable-flower-bouquets-on-the-rise/10351556
Roots in Bloom entrepreneur returns to her rootsTuesday, August 28, 2018
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Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
A roundup of home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula.
FREE COMPOST WORKSHOP ... The County of San Mateo's Sustainability Academy is holding a compost workshop on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Collective Roots, 1785 Woodland Ave., East Palo Alto. Come and learn how to compost your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves and plant cuttings at this free event. County residents are eligible for a $65 discount off compost or worm bins ordered through the Office of Sustainability. Workshop attendees will be eligible for an additional $25 discount. Go to smcsustainability.org to register for the free event.
COVER-CROP CLASS ... On Thursday, July 25, the UC Master Gardener program will host a free workshop on "Cover Crops for Home Gardeners." Cover crops are an often underutilized method for improving garden soil. Easy-to-grow legumes add nitrogen, grasses and other crops add carbon and some cover crops contain chemicals that have other advantages. Learn what to grow for eit... https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/07/12/home-front-free-compost-cover-crop-class
R15 for a delivery: The battle of 3 desperate men who deliver your foodTuesday, June 19, 2018
Uber Eats, MrD Food, and OrderIn, say they are exploited. Often, they use their own motorbikes and pay their own insurance, but may earn as little as R15 a delivery, according to a GroundUp report.Men from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi and DRC say they are in this kind of business because they are desperate.Two of the three companies responded to GroundUp, but only one answered questions on pay and working conditions. That company said that it was unlikely the drivers were not making any profit.*Francois is Congolese. He has a degree in accounting "but, with an asylum document, it is difficult to get an accounting job", he says. He works for Uber Eats, operating on the Woodstock-Wynberg route.'Customers don't really tip'When he spoke to GroundUp in Rondebosch last week he was about to pick up an order. He is paid R14 for picking up food and R1.20 thereafter per kilometre. He asked not to be named."I really don't like this job, but I am doing it because there is nothing else to do and my family needs to be taken care of. I have been with Uber for three months. Making profit is dependent on how hard I'm working. I stay online nonstop, from 9am to 11pm. Data and petrol are expensive. Customers don't really tip. The only benefit I get ... https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/r15-for-a-delivery-the-battle-of-3-desperate-men-who-deliver-your-food-20180619
Many options to celebrate a flowering love - Kamloops This WeekWednesday, March 14, 2018
Lilac: Couples seeking tranquility and passion can turn to lilacs. The calming lavender hues also can be a welcome change in floral arrangements.• Rose: Of course, no Valentine’s flower roundup would be complete without roses.Roses represent love and passion, and, like carnations, their colors symbolize different things.Red roses represent desire, pink roses suggest happiness and white roses symbolize worthiness.Avoid yellow roses, which suggest fading love.• Zinnia: Zinnias symbolize thoughts of distant friends and can make a thoughtful friendship arrangement to send to a faraway comrade.Flowers are part of many Valentine’s Day celebrations.By learning the meanings behind different flowers, men and women can make their feelings better known. http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/many-options-celebrate-flowering-love/
Put names on the faces of the state's flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
To know the name of a plant, a bird, even a person, is to give it added value. You'll appreciate Montana flowers more if you know their names, from the dainty flax along River's Edge Trail to the elusive fairy slippers of the forest to the dramatic bear grass of alpine meadows. A new guide can help you on your way to becoming a wildflower expert, or at least satisfy your curiosity about the fetching flowers you encounter. "Wondering about Wildflowers," a new book by Sharon Huff, Stephen Love and Sharron Akers features over 490 different plants and over 1,400 color photographs from the Northern Rocky Mountains. The flowers are sorted by color, with pages trimmed in the blossom color. The guide has at least one photo but often several photos of a given flower, with a description, common and scientific name, a timeline on when it blooms and what kind of landscape one would find the flower. Take prairie smoke, or old man's whiskers, or geum triflorum. A member of the rose family, it has hairy, feathery leaves, nodding bell-shaped pink to rose-maroon flowers with five petals on long stalks. It's found in meadows, in forests and on sagebrush plains. https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/outdoors/2018/07/17/put-names-faces-montana-flowers-new-guidebook-wondering-wildflowers-stephen-love-sharon-huff-akers/792122002/
Melbourne Fashion Festival unveils new bridal trends | Herald Sun - Herald SunTuesday, March 27, 2018
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What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Indiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Bozeman flower shop gains Instagram fame - KBZK Bozeman NewsTuesday, December 12, 2017
With the recent found Instagram fame, Julio wants to share his passion with even more people and is starting to put together floral design classes for Youtube and hopes to even bring people here to Montana for in person classes. http://www.kbzk.com/story/36139696/bozeman-flower-shop-gains-instagram-fame