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Lucie Velez de Monchaux

Cultivating Peace in the Family

In 1999 Lucie Velez de Monchaux at Flores Suasuque founded the innovative program Cultivemos la Paz en Familia. This program, aimed at stopping domestic violence, has now helped the families of over 50,000 farm workers in Colombia. The floral industry offers one of the few opportunities for rural employment in Colombia. Almost two-thirds of the … Continue Reading

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Whole Trade Flowers at Whole Foods.

This is a great video about the Whole Foods social initiatives at Elite Farms in roulette Colombia.This is part of their innovative Whole Trade program.

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Composting at Westmount Florist….

This is an inspiring article posted by an employee at Westmount Florist in Montreal….check out their great website   Since the end of August 2010, I’ve been asked to take on the task of finding more ways to make our store more environmentally friendly. I was encouraged to notice some actions that were already done; all … Continue Reading

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Recycling Iris

  A common problem for flower companies located in Industrial Parks is that there is usually no recycling offered by the municipalities in these areas. This is, unfortunately , the case at our Sierra Flower office in Mississaugua, Ontario. Thankfully, we have Iris! Each Wednesday, Iris Gagliardi (sales rep par excellence ! ) lugs a large green bin … Continue Reading

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Spray Roses with a social conscience…

The Hosa/Denmar group is the largest grower of spray roses in the world and they employ more than 3000 employees in both Colombia and Ecuador. Together they provide a number of very innovative social benefits to their workers including: Low interest emergency loans to workers. On site doctor providing medical, optical and dental care. Adult … Continue Reading

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