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Farmer Meetups

For the third year in a row, I had the opportunity to travel ten hours north to attend the Oregon Small Farms Conference and the Pacific Northwest Cut Flower Growers Meetup. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Can you imagine a huge room of […]


Sonoma Flower Market – 2.0

I met Nichole Skalski about three years ago through our involvement in a group called the North Bay Flower Collective – which started as a way for local flower farmers and florists to get together and share resources and support, but has grown to be a lot more than that for our ever-growing membership. Nichole, […]

The word Heal spelled out on a table with flowers

Growing Herbal Medicine in Sonoma County

Growing Herbal Medicine – An Interview with “Flowerpreneur” Hedda Brorstrom. This week on the Garden Club blog we’re sitting down with my good friend, fellow flower farmer, and lifelong herbalism student, Hedda Brorstrom to chat about flowers, herbal medicine, and natural healing. Hedda and I met in 2011 at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food […]

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What Farmers Do in the Winter

People often wonder what farmers do in the winter. Let me tell you, while the cold months are undeniably a lot slower than the dog days of summer or the insane pace of late spring, there’s still a lot to get done. Winter is actually one of the most important times of the year for […]