The Environment in Focus
3:09 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet

More than 90 percent of the roses purchased in the U.S. are flown in from overseas, which creates greenhouse gas pollution.

Alternatives to pesticide-soaked imported roses can be found in a small but growing number of stores that sell only flowers grown locally.  Carling A. W. Elder (above) is a floral designer for Local Color Flowers at 3100 Brentwood Avenue in Baltimore.

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