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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Eco Stems

Since it's growing season and we have been talking about locally grown produce, it's also the time of year to talk about local grown flowers.  Eco Stems is a 100 Mile Finds vendor that supports local, sustainable and thinks green in many ways.

According to eco stems, the cut-flower industries in many countries "use toxic chemicals that have been banned in North America. Some of these chemicals leech off of the flowers and contaminate the subsoil and water table where they are grown, but some remains on the flowers and end up in your home. The cut-flower industry also contributes to water and soil depletion by placing unsustainable demands on the local biosphere. When the flowers are fully grown and ready to be sent to Canada for you to enjoy, they are flown. Emitting 1.48 tons of carbon dioxide and contributing to global warming.  These are a few of the reasons why Eco Stems chooses local, organic and fair trade flowers".

We can celebrate summer with the harvest of our own beautiful flowers.

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