The Manning Valley Flower Collective is a bunch of flower growers and florists from the Mid North Coast of NSW who wish to join with different growers and designers, share information and insights and create a neighborhood of like minded flower people who worth collaboration over competitors.
Our members vary from small scale flower growers, studio florists and floral creatives. We reside in such a wonderful a part of the world from the rivers to the oceans to the mountains to the cities and there’s a lot that may be grown right here and is being grown right here. A shift has begun round Australia with an emphasis on grown not flown, native flowers. Flowers are ephemeral and shine of their place, of their season and time and this rising consciousness across the impacts of imported flowers is leading to vibrant rising flower communities popping up across the nation.
The advantages of being an lively a part of the Collective are the alternatives for collaboration and connections. We organise gatherings the place we focus on all lots of flower rising and the ‘enterprise of flowers’ matters from what seeds we’re sowing now, to cost of flowers, to training, what evokes us and every thing in between. Now we have additionally had seed swaps and shared bulk seed and plug orders as lots of our members are small scale growers the place wholesale orders can be too giant and pointless for one. Most significantly, the connections and friendships made have been probably the most useful and joyful a part of all of it. We’re trying ahead to the world opening up permitting us to assemble and drink tea and speak flowers once more in individual.
A few of our members embody Broula Farm, The Little Orange Farm, Dogswood Botanical, Flora Adora Studio, Rose Myrtle Farm, Tranquil Backyard Nursery, Blooms With A View, Arcadia Flower Farm and Hey Posy Co.
We welcome all flower growers on the Mid North Coast irrespective of the dimensions who’re involved in rising for reduce flower or is a florist trying to join with our growers and design with native flowers the place potential. The world at all times wants extra folks rising flowers.