Repurposing Flowers Resource Guide

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While this industry has many positive things about it - more positive than not, really - that doesn't mean it doesn't come without its downsides. And one of the biggest challenges we are faced with is waste. While much of the industry is heading in a more sustainable direction, dealing with leftover flowers and waste is a struggle we all know too well.

However, if you're willing to make a small extra effort, there are many nonprofits out there that take used flowers headed to the dump and repurpose them for a good cause. In honor of Earth Day today, we've created a small list for you to reference. We know there are many more out there, so please let us know in the comments or email us at marketing@mayesh.com and we'll happily add them to the list!

 


 

And while we're on the subject of sustainability, here are some other creative ways to practice sustainability within your business!


  • Use terry towels instead of paper towels at your design table
  • Empty cooler bucket water onto outdoor plants when possible
  • Compost your stems and other organic waste, or find a local composter to give it to.
  • Rent out your vases & hard goods rather than leaving them with your clients so that you can reuse them for future events

 

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Programs to Donate your Flowers in the US:

Alabama

Repurposed Blooms

501 (c) (3) organization

Birmingham, AL

 

California

Repurposed Rose

501 (c) (3) organization

San Francisco, CA

Petals 4 Patients

Sacramento, CA

 

Second Bloom Project

Monterey, CA

 

The Petal Connection

501 (c) (3) organization

Roseville, CA

 

Repurpose for a Purpose

Valley Center, CA

 

 
Florida

Bouquets of Kindness

501 (c) (3) organization

Jacksonville, FL

 

 
Hawaii

Bouquets of Aloha

Maui, HI

 

 

Illinois

Petals for Patients

Chicagoland

 

 

Maryland / DC Area

Petals for Hope

501 (c) (3) organization

Annapolis, MD

Revased

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Plants & Blooms Reimagined

Washington, D.C.

 

Massachusetts 

Power of Flowers

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Tewksbury, MA

 

The Reflower Project

Boston, MA

 

Flower Angels USA

Cape Cod, MA

 

 
Minnesota

The Gardenware Project

Minneapolis, MN

 

 
Nebraska

Second Chance Bouquets

501(C)3 organization

Omaha/Bellevue, Nebraska

 

 
New Jersey

Forget me Knot Flowers

South Jersey

 

 
New York

BloomAgainBklyn

501 (c) (3) organization

Brooklyn, NY

 

 
Ohio

Big Hearted Blooms

Cleveland, OH

 

 
Pennsylvania

Petal Please

501 (c) (3) organization

Exton, PA


Forget me Knot Flowers

Philadelphia, PA

 

 
Tennessee

Healing with Flowers

Greene County, TN

 

Random Acts of Flowers

Knoxville TN

 

 
Texas

Franzies Flower Friends

Houston, TX

 

Floranthropy

Houston, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio, TX

 

Education Blossoms

Temple, TX

 

 
Virginia

Blossom & Grace Project

Central VA

 

 

Wisconsin

Petals for Patients

Milwaukie, WI

 

 

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