All Pollen, No Petal

Behind the Flower Farming Dream

by Ralph Thurston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/05/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781546241881

About the Book

Disruption is striking everywhere, including the cut flower industry, where small local growers are trying to upend the decades-long rule of megafarm oligopolies. With disruption comes chaos though, with mimickers and charlatans to obfuscate the efforts of the earnest and honest, the inept and unprepared crowding out the able and cluttering the pathways to success. Straightforward and no-nonsense, All Pollen, No Petal sorts through the misinformation to give clear and realistic advice to prospective growers and those already on their flower farming journey.

About the Author

For over twenty-five years Ralph Thurston and Jeriann Sabin, as Bindweed Farm, have grown cut flowers in the short season, harsh desert climate of Southeast Idaho, and now operate Deadhead Cutflowers, an educational and consulting firm for small growers throughout the United States. After trialing over three hundred species and settling for the ninety that grow and sell best in their climate, soil and market, they’ve come to know the intricate details of cut flower farming as a business. They hope their years of experience, as detailed in All Pollen, No Petal and expressed through their workshops, steer others away from the mistakes they made toward a much quicker success.