Episode 187 – A Season in Flower Farming with Janis Harris

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From a young age, Janis was always drawn to pretty flowers; flowers may be in her blood. After going away to post-secondary education and having a successful optical career, she returned to her roots and is re-kindling her love for flowers.

Harris Flower Farm is a 6 acre seasonal cut flower farm that provides beautiful flowers for local farmers markets, weddings and events. This is their 15th growing season. Flowers are produced from March to October, in November and December wintergreens are used in arrangements. They grow a large variety of annual, perennial, bulb and woody stem flowers.

Janis was the past the Canadian Regional Director for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. 

 

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Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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