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Greenly: Flower Farming

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Connect with nature by farming flowers! Here’s how I did it at Worlds End Farm, where they’re taking the concept of “slow flowers” to the next level.

Last weekend, I had the honor of lending a hand at Worlds End, the beautiful flower farm supporting my local flower shop, Saipua. The farm was bought recently so that Saipua could grow and harvest some of the more interesting, unconventional and native varietals that were no longer being offered at the NYC flower mart.

Taking matters into their own hands, Saipua began cultivating the land 18 months ago, and it’s finally at a state where they’re ready to sow a few seeds (talk about slow flowers!). So, I paid them a visit to help out and support their very exciting project. In exchange for our labor, all the visitors got an impromptu flower-arranging demo and a lovely meal, peppered with goodies picked directly from the land. A rewarding day, indeed.

The natural beauty was beyond inspiring and it was so refreshing to experience how accomplished you could feel without Wi-Fi. Check out a few snapshots from my day flower farming, below.

How do you connect to nature? As a city girl, I’m always looking to get my hands dirty and support local farms. Share your grounding ideas with me in the comment box below.

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio

Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn.

  • Sharon W. 5 years ago
    I want to plant flowers and some edible greens.
  • Paula W. 6 years ago
    Great Article!
  • Mari C. 6 years ago
    I love my flowers and growing my own vegetables. I am maknng it a point to learn more -- this week I learned more about edible wild plants.
  • walter s. 6 years ago
    If it weren't for some township regulations I would be raising chickens for my own eggs. Some towns have wised up and let people keep small amounts of fowl for personal use. If they set up an inspection schedule, to make sure it is kept clean, it could same the average family some money and teach townie kids some valuable lessons.
  • Aaron N. 6 years ago
    I am a small business owner in the southeast corner of utah we collect native seeds for reclamation of forest fires or any thing that may need to be re planted in the western united states its rewarding in my lifetime we have helped protect a number of plant life that has almost become extinct.
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