Our storytelling passion makes it to the small screen in an episode of PBS’s “Growing a Greener World”
Today, the online version of “Organic Flower Power” went “live.” We were thrilled to be part of this 30-minute episode highlighting all that David and I have been working on as story-gatherers and storytellers who want to share the way flowers are traveling from the field to the vase.
We filmed the segment this past July with Joe Lamp’l and Nathan Lyon, two of television’s most innovative “green” personalities, the co-hosts of the award-winning “Growing a Greener World.” You can watch the episode featuring our project, along with our friends and local flower farmers Diane Szukovathy and Dennis Westphall of Jello Mold Farm, and eco-couture floral designer Stacie Sutliff of Blush Custom Floral by following this link.
Earlier this week, I exchanged emails with the program manager for KCTS-9, Seattle’s own PBS station, and she told me the episode won’t air locally until February 2012. That’s fine with us – since our book, retitled The 50 Mile Bouquet: Discovering the World of Local, Seasonal, Sustainable Flowers, will be published soon after that in early April 2012.
Here are some of my photos from our filming day. Please watch the episode and share it with others, too!