83: Blossoming Together: The Inspiring Journey of Organic Blooms – A Social Enterprise in Flower Farming

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Hey flower enthusiasts, it's Roz Chandler here! I'm thrilled to have you with us today. We have a delightful episode lined up, featuring two inspiring guests from Organic Blooms – Jo Wright and Wendy Paul. Organic Blooms is not just any flower farm; it's a social enterprise with a beautiful mission. Let's dive in and explore their journey, insights, and the magic they bring to the world of cut flowers.

Episode Summary

In this episode, Jo Wright and Wendy Paul from Organic Blooms share their incredible journey of growing British cut flowers while supporting individuals with special needs. We discuss the origins of Organic Blooms, the challenges and rewards of running a social enterprise, and their unique approach to sustainable and therapeutic horticulture.

Key Takeaways

  1. Social Enterprise Model: Organic Blooms combines horticultural therapy with commercial flower farming, offering meaningful work to people with support needs.
  2. Sustainability and Organic Practices: Jo and Wendy emphasise the importance of organic certification and sustainable practices, showcasing how their methods contribute to environmental health and resilience.
  3. Community and Collaboration: The episode highlights the power of community support and collaboration, especially through networks like Flowers from the Farm.
  4. Challenges of Flower Farming: Jo and Wendy candidly discuss the seasonal pressures, weather unpredictability, and the balancing act of managing a diverse team.
  5. Business Evolution: From starting with just a few acres to becoming a successful social enterprise, learn how Organ

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