Back in March, the ladies at Silverlake Farms, invited our team to come tour their flower fields- an offer we couldn’t pass up (duh)! Operating on less than an acre in Glassell Park, the fields are a magically colorful oasis tucked away in a residential LA neighborhood.
While touring the fields, founder Tara Koller and her staff gave us deeper insight into the benefits of the slow flower movement, and the practices Silverlake Farms has embraced which set their flowers apart. With their commitment to organic and sustainable farming, Silverlake Farms employs bio-organic methods that provide habitats for birds, bees, and other beneficial insects. Mindful of the environment, they use compost to enrich their soil, and never use chemicals on their flowers.
If you’re in LA you’ll find Silverlake Farms’ flowers at a number of local shops and farmer’s markets, and you can even join their flower CSA! Even if you’re not in LA though, head over to their site to learn more about the slow flower movement, and see more photos of their beautiful farm!
We’re coming up on a long holiday weekend here in the U.S., so we’ll be taking Monday off from the blog, but we’ll see you on Tuesday (and Justina will be back from her European travels)! Happy Friday!
Photos by Danae Horst for The Jungalow