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On this blog and others it is not at all uncommon to find all of the reasons why we need to farm our food in sustainable ways. But have you ever considered what happens when flowers are farmed commercially? How many resources are used? How many pesticides are sprayed on the plants? Are the workers on those farms treated with fairness and kindness?
TheBouqs.com is a wonderful, unique flower delivery service that addresses those questions.
When they first contacted me, proposing that we work together, my inclination was to say no. I try to keep this blog focused primarily on homesteading, homeschooling, and encouragement for daily life. I didn’t see how promoting a florist fit with that.
Then I read more. Check out this excerpt from their website:
We source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers.
The first big difference:
We cut only what we sell. Other providers source from a supply chain that sees 1 in 3 stems wasted. Across hundreds of thousands of bouquets a year, that’s a lot of wasted land, resources, labor and fuel. We cut only when you order, so we avoid the waste.
We also save energy through our direct-from-the-farm supply chain. The standard supply chain must keep stems cold for up to 2 weeks, meaning hundreds of hours of refrigeration and the associated energy use. We use cold storage for only 4 days from the Volcano, and not at all from California, resulting in a lot of energy savings.
Finally, our farms provide living wages, childcare, healthcare and adult education. And our growing business supports farm communities, so you can feel good about shopping The Bouqs Company’s flowers.
What’s not to love?!
I read further and explored a little more. Their prices are very competitive with other online retailers and long-distance flower companies. Especially when you factor in the deals that they are constantly running.
For example, today, on their website , I noticed they are offering TWO DOZEN roses for Mother’s Day for just $50! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better price on a similar bouquet.
They also offer a concierge service. You can set it up to automatically send flowers at regular intervals or program in important dates so you can be sure to never forget a special occasion.
I was convinced that they were a great company that you all needed to hear about so I went ahead and placed my own order. I had a dozen rainbow roses shipped to my sister – one seriously hard-working single mom who is a constant support and encouragement to me.
They arrived right on time, in beautiful condition. She was charmed by the fact that they came from Ecuador. (Did I mention that these flowers are grown on the side of an active volcano? That fact alone adds some significant cool-factor points!) The bouquet was stunning – every bit as pretty as the one in the online catalogue.
Today is Earth Day. It is a day for being conscious of the way we treat our planet. Supporting businesses with eco-friendly policies is one of the very easiest ways to be a good steward.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you know your mom would love a giant, colorful bouquet of flowers. The Bouqs will create something beautiful for her.
This year you can celebrate Earth Day by preparing for Mother’s Day. You’ll get a great deal and everyone wins!
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!