Did you see this picture coming by in your social media feed? I bet you did! The whole flower industry is facing difficulties at the moment, now demand for flowers and plants has collapsed. With this picture and the Flower Power Hashtag #flowerpower, I hope to create awareness that is better to be with flowers and plants when staying at home during this time of the pandemic of the Coronavirus. And I hope more people will visit flower shops, garden centers, and supermarkets to purchase more flowers and plants. So download this picture and share Flower Power in your feed!
I also created a special one for plant lovers, Green Power (#greenpower) which you can download below:
Flowers and plants are scientifically proven to enhance your health. Also when there's no pandemic of course. Share them (both) in your feed to have more consumers buying flowers and plants.
Help the Floral Industry
Connected to this little initiative me and some others also started a petition in which we hope to have 1000's of people sign to create awareness of the floral industry all over the world. You can see and sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/Helpthefloralindustry
Plants and flowers don’t just stop growing!
Give them a home! Or they go to waste.
The floral industry needs support from (local) governments and we ask in this petition to have governments around the world buy flowers and plants for the people. In quarantine or not.
It is a scientific fact that flowers and plants in homes of people and at offices enhance people‘s well-being. So, let’s bring the power of the flower to the people and ask our governments to hand them out. Not only to support the floral industry but also to support all the people who are worried today about the weeks ahead.
Right now, due to the spread of the coronavirus, many people and businesses in floriculture are in a kind of lockdown, not being able to open their flower shops or, as growers, to sell their products. And when they still are in business, growers, florists and wholesalers have difficulties finding the right demand for their products.
Complete productions are being destroyed
Demand for flowers and plants is much smaller than the supply at the moment. As a consequence, many growers already have to decide to destroy complete productions. Because harvesting, packing, and sending the flowers and plants to marketplaces is more costly than the price they probably will receive if they can sell it at all.
Flowers and Plants are good for you! They lift your spirit, which will help to fight viruses and diseases.