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

Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet

1-15-2014 Environment In Focus Podcast

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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