You Do Locally Grown Food, Why Not Locally Grown Flowers?
Locavores may be adamant about only buying food from nearby farmers, but when the dining table is dressed with flowers flown in from South America the point is kind of lost, no? Enter Lila B. Design, a San Francisco floral design company cultivating "City Grown" flowers for their bouquets. Inspired to grow flowers for her business, owner Baylor Chapman has turned concrete tops in some of the city's most industrial neighborhoods into lush gardenscapes, benefitting not just Lila B.'s beautiful floral designs but also the communities in which they are grown. You can see Baylor's urban gardens at Stable Cafe in the Mission (tomatoes grown in the lot are used in the restaurant's offerings) and in a commercial lot in Dogpatch. Find out more about Lila B. Design and their locally grown flowers here.