Slow Flowers Summit and the Farmgirl Story  by  Susan Harris

Debra Prinzing. Photo by Kathy Jentz. I’m a big fan of Debra Prinzing and her amazing Slow Flowers movement, which I generally describe as “local and seasonal flowers” but Debra explains a lot better in this guest post. One of the many cool things that Debra does is put on wildly successful Slow Flowers Summits, and I was able to attend the second of them, here in D.C. It brought about 100 “doers and thinkers” together from across the U.S. Right out of the gate, the keynote speaker Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, blew me away. Christina Stembel The business world seems wowed by her, too. Forbes is following her closely: “Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco will clock $15 million in revenue this year. ..Stembel’s strategy: source flowers locally and slash waste by selling a very limited number of arrangements direct to consumers from her website. She wraps her bouquets in distinctive burlap donated by nearby coffee roasters.” Unlike any speaker I’d ever heard at a gardeni..
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Slow Flowers Summit and the Farmgirl Story

Debra Prinzing. Photo by Kathy Jentz. I’m a big fan of Debra Prinzing and her amazing Slow Flowers movement, which I generally describe as “local and seasonal flowers” but Debra explains a lot better in this guest post. One of the many cool things that Debra does is put on wildly successful Slow Flowers Summits, and I was able to attend the second of them, here in D.C. It brought about 100 “doers and thinkers” together from across the U.S. Right out of the gate, the keynote speaker Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, blew me away. Christina Stembel The business world seems wowed by her, too. Forbes is following her closely: “Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco will clock $15 million in revenue this year. ..Stembel’s strategy: source flowers locally and slash waste by selling a very limited number of arrangements direct to consumers from her website. She wraps her bouquets in distinctive burlap donated by nearby coffee roasters.” Unlike any speaker I’d ever heard at a gardeni..
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TruGreen Helps to Distribute Free Trees to Communities in Need

Community Tree Recovery Corporate Partnerships TruGreen Helps to Distribute Free Trees to Communities in Need By Abbie Eisenhart | July 20, 2018 Guest post by our friends at TruGreen. In celebration of National Arbor Day, TruGreen once again teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to support the Community Tree Recovery Program. Several TruGreen branches in the areas of Buffalo, Detroit, and Boulder helped homeowners by planting trees in areas affected by natural disasters. These new trees were free and will help to replace those lost to the emerald ash borer and hurricanes of 2017. Detroit: Kevin Sayers, Michigan DNR Urban Forestry Program Coordinator, Service Manager Tony Bryant, Christine O’Neil, and Service Manager Tom O’Neil. Buffalo: Service Manager Bob Chu along with his branch team leading tree planting efforts to support TruGreen. The events in each community were led by branch leaders and branch teams. According to Caleb Hall, TruGreen general manager in Litt..
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