Welcome to Five Petal Farm!
A little about me - My name is Jenn and I am the owner and operator of Five Petal Farm. I have a degree in Botany from the University of Iowa and have been a sustainable farmer, botanist and all around creative soul for much of my adult life.
Simply put, I love farming. I love flowers, their structure, color and design. Most of all, I love sharing my flowers with others. Even though my urban farm is small, it is mighty! I grow on less than 1/4 acre of land so I try to utilize as much space as I can, planting in every nook and cranny. My gardens contain over 150 types of flowers, herbs and foliage - this diversity creates such a lovely, biodynamic eco-system and it's right outside my door!
Did you know that most of the flowers sold in the United States (approximately 70 - 80%) are imported and grown using harmful chemicals? They spend so much time being transported from other countries that by the time you get them home, the flowers only last a few days. When you buy flower and herb bouquets from Five Petal Farm, I guarantee they are freshly harvested, farmed sustainably and that no chemicals have been used. Their aroma is oh-so-intoxicating and the best part? My flowers and herbs are recyclable! When the bouquets are almost spent, you can wrap a ribbon around the stems, hang them upside down to dry and re-use.
As a sustainable farmer, it's important for me to be as eco-friendly as possible. I recycle just about everything and any garden waste left over is composted and re-applied to my garden beds for the following year or taken to a larger composting facility. I use recyclable Kraft paper to wrap my bouquets (no cellophane, no plastic!) and Kraft paper bags/boxes and recycled cardboard mailers for my packaging.
There is so much to be done everyday, but I truly love every minute of it!
If you have any questions or are interested in a custom order, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.