Today’s featured farmer is Hedda Brorstrom. Hedda Brorstrom is the owner, farmer and florist at Full Bloom Flower Farm in Graton, California. Full Bloom Flower Farm specializes in growing and arranging chemical free, local blooms for weddings, grocery stores, restaurants and events. Hedda grows 80 varieties of cut flowers as well as acting as a host to hundreds of pollinators and birds. Interest in agoecology took hold from a young age having grown up in agricultural rich Sonoma County. Hedda completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Conservation and Resource Studies and later got a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. Inspired by the flower program at UCSC Hedda decided to leave her job as a garden coordinator in San Francisco and begin Full Bloom Flower Farm back in her home town of Graton, just outside of Sebastopol. Hedda is passionate about farmer advocacy and has helped to create the North Bay Flower Collective which provides monthly meetings on flower farms where florists and flower farmers share information, inspiration and work together to promote the Slow Flower Movement. A recent graduate from the California School of Herbal Studies, Hedda hopes to add herbs to production this coming season. Dahlias, rose geranium, and scabiosa stella must grows for Full Bloom Flower Farm, but Hedda changes favorite flowers as the flowers bloom and pass with the seasons. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.