Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.
Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 5,000 listeners tune into Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast,” available for free downloads at her web site, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services.
She is the creator of American Flowers Week (June 28-July 4), launched during the July 4th week in 2015. That project inspired the launch of Canadian Flowers Week, supported by Slow Flowers.
Debra is a Florists’ Review Contributing Editor for which she produces the “Slow Flowers Journal” section. Debra is a 2019 inductee to PFCI (Professional Floral Communicators International) and the 2018 recipient of the American Horticultural Society’s “Great American Gardeners”‘ Frances Jones Poetker Award, which recognizes significant contributions to floral design in publications, on the platform, and to the public.
In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farm-to-florist cooperative, honored Debra with the first Growers Choice Award for her “outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community.” She is a 2016 inductee to GardenComm Hall of Fame and is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet. In 2020, Wildflower Media will publish her newest book, Slow Flowers Journal, Volume One.
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