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  1. The Cutting Garden Expands | The Little Herb Farm
    January 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    […] to buy cut flowers from local ethical growers.  Many are highlighted in a recent post on the Higgledy Garden blog (though I take a little umbrage at the title ‘why buy English cut flowers’) and include […]

  2. Emmon
    January 17, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    Wow, what a powerfully-written argument!

    I assume Kenyan flower production is so much cheaper that it’s created this situation. It reminds me of how, here in the US, asparagus production moved from Washington and Oregon to Peru!

    An interesting thing happened In Oregon: one innovative fellow completely re-conceived how to produce and package his asparagus, and came up with a system that let him compete with his Peruvian rivals. It was a very inspiring story here!

    • Ben
      January 18, 2012 @ 8:53 am

      Have you got a link to that story Emmon? The English flower industry collapsed by trying to directly compete on price but could nevr compete with the virtually free labor overseas. We should have competed on quality…I aim to be top end quality but keep my prices reasonable…also…be super eco…. we shall see. :) Thx for posting.