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#139: The Urban Micro-Farm with Dee of Mermaid City Flowers

by | May 21, 2022

I first “met” Dee Hall in the pages of the home and garden section of my local newspaper. It was a pleasure connecting with her and hearing about her urban micro-farm called Mermaid City Flowers, located just across the bay from me down in Norfolk, Virginia. In this interview, Dee describes how she came to be a specialty cut-flower farmer, her current business model, and what she sees for the future of her business. We talk about her feature in the book Black Flora, and her involvement in a new group called the Tidewater Flower Collective. I’m so excited for Dee and all that is yet to come for her!

Links & Mentions:

Mermaid City Flowers: Website Facebook Instagram

Slow Flowers Society

Book: Black Flora

Tidewater Flower Collective: Facebook Instagram

On-Demand Course: Collectives 101

Rooted Farmers


The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-wining author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s WorkshopFlower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social!