Time-lapse of a purple dahlia blooming, petals unfurled to full-sized flower on a black background.  Opening shot of BLOOM, a short documentary about Joan Ewer Thorndike and Le Mera Gardens, by Joanne Feinberg.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT
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The opening frame of “BLOOM” features a dahlia blooming in time-lapse, with petals unfurling to a full-sized flower.

Accompanied ...

Flower farmer Joan Thorndike harvesting tall fresh delphinium and ruby colored snapdragons on Le Mera Gardens open field in Ashland Oregon.
THE OREGONIAN
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There's a field of good reasons to buy local flowers. Just look around. In June and July, every state in the U.S. is producing ...

Joan Ewer Thorndike of Le Mera Gardens presenter at the Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Portland, Oregon.
CAPITAL PRESS
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Joan Ewer Thorndike owns Le Mera Gardens, an organic cut flower business based in Ashland, Ore. “We don't have automation,” ...

Joan Ewer Thorndike with gloves and floral clippers harvests velvet red certified organic fresh coxcombs grown in a covered hoophouse on the Le Mera flower farm in Ashland Oregon.
SLOW FLOWERS PODCAST
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Today is the 5th anniversary of the Slow Flowers Podcast, and I thank you for tuning in. Debra Prinzing talks with original ...

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