why flowers & sustainability
Photo Credit: Kamrin Baker
With a background in design, playful creating & community art, District 2 Floral Studio serves Nebraska & Iowa with floral design values rooted in sustainability & Slow Flowering practices, offering customized floral event work, installations, workshops, daily deliveries, New Moon monthly flower subscriptions & Celebration of Life pieces.
Ways I approach being more gentle with our Mother Earth as a floral designer (whose supply source is gifted to us from Earth in the first place) is recognizing how consumption intersects with other systems & issues. To support more sustainable environmental, social & economic practices I source within a concentric model of local-seasonal farms & beyond that from coastal U.S. farmers in the Winter season (see list below).
Doing so 1. Lowers the carbon footprint of getting flowers from growers to moi, 2. Allows a knowing that workers were treated with humane working conditions & 3. Supports the financial stability of growers in our community.
To lessen waste, vessels are pre-loved & designs are free of: single-use plastics (ie. foam, plastic picks, synthetic ribbon), & artificially bleached/"tinted", dyed or painted flora. Excess stem & foliage trimmings are composted through Hillside Solutions.
We believe Love is Love. We believe all Black Lives Matter. We believe the deepest wisdom around environmental stewardship is led by Indigenous leaders. We believe in intersectionality & transformative justice in our community. We are committed to growing our connection with one another, Land & Water by offering gestures of beauty. Each season a portion of sales are shared with an organization who is rooted in their social justice & community-growing practices.
I am grateful to be on this path with your support!
With love, Holly (she.her)
Farmers & artists District 2 Floral Studio supports:
*Local artist Image: Anna Stoysich Pottery
District 2 Floral Studio serves the community living on the beautiful Plains -- ancestral land of the
Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Ponca, Lakota, Pawnee + Ioway people. Acknowledging this is a commitment to uproot the ongoing legacies of
settler colonialism through affirming relations with each other, the Land we live & Water that sustains us.
This is also home to Nebraska's Congressional District 2, where our name gets its inspo.
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