Post Title: AT HOME WITH GARDENING IN THE PRAIRIES
Post Link: https://filipinojournal.com/at-home-with-gardening-in-the-prairies/
Caption: While many of us got engrossed in "pandemic gardening" while being stuck at home, a kababayan in La Broquerie, Manitoba had an entire flower farm to cultivate during the summer season. Lourdes Casañares-Still is a flower grower in Southeast Manitoba who is also the founder and co-owner of Masagana Flower Farm and Studio, a seasonal fresh cut flower farm presenting its clients and guests with freshly harvested, local blooms so that they can live a flower-filled life. Casañares-Still has been running the farm for 2 years now and like many local business owners, she too was affected by the COVID -19 pandemic. "It started out challenging because I couldn’t hire help without having the COVID precautions in place at the farm, like an outhouse that my staff could use instead of coming into the house," Casañares-Still shared. Though there were not a lot of events like weddings that she catered to this summer, Lourdes was busy with other business opportunities. "I fulfilled a few 8-weeks flower subscriptions, hosted garden tours and u-pick flower days at the farm, flower pop-up event at the city and just recently, participated at a weekend outdoor market." She added that It was a full summer and felt supported by the community.
Author: While many of us got engrossed in "pandemic gardening" while being stuck at home, a kababayan in La Broquerie, Manitoba had an entire flower farm to cultivate during the summer season. Lourdes Casañares-Still is a flower grower in Southeast Manitoba who is also the founder and co-owner of Masagana Flower Farm and Studio, a seasonal fresh cut flower farm presenting its clients and guests with freshly harvested, local blooms so that they can live a flower-filled life. Casañares-Still has been running the farm for 2 years now and like many local business owners, she too was affected by the COVID -19 pandemic. "It started out challenging because I couldn’t hire help without having the COVID precautions in place at the farm, like an outhouse that my staff could use instead of coming into the house," Casañares-Still shared. Though there were not a lot of events like weddings that she catered to this summer, Lourdes was busy with other business opportunities. "I fulfilled a few 8-weeks flower subscriptions, hosted garden tours and u-pick flower days at the farm, flower pop-up event at the city and just recently, participated at a weekend outdoor market." She added that It was a full summer and felt supported by the community.