Australia: Growing demand for sustainable flowers

Demand for sustainably grown flowers is on the rise thanks to a greater awareness of the effects chemicals and long-haul transport can have on the environment.

And flower grower and florist Lindsey Brown says thinking local is a good start when trying to buy environmentally friendly bouquets.

"The same people who are interested in going to a farmers market and talking to the producers about their food are the ones that are interested to hear where their flowers come from," Ms Brown said.

"If you know the peonies in your grandma's garden flowered six months ago, and yet here they are being offered to you, then 'yes' they are probably not from around here.

"People are starting to ask these questions."

Read more at ABC News (Jo Khan)

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