Episode 56: Mimo Davis


by Rodney Wilson

Hobby Farms Presents: Growing Good Mimo Davis

St. Louis flower farmer Mimo Davis talks about growing flowers year-round, Black flower farmers, her work as vice president of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and more!

Listen to this episode of the Hobby Farms Presents: Growing Good podcast to hear about Mimo Davis’ journey from being a social worker for homeless adolescent males in New York City to becoming a flower farmer in rural Missouri in just eight weeks.

Mimo talks about what it’s like as an African American to farm flowers in rural Missouri and the dearth of Black flower farmers in the state. Hear about the transition Mimo made into the current iteration of her farming dream, Urban Buds City Grown Flowers, which she operates with Miranda Duschack, and learn everything about the farm, including the 1-acre property’s history as a flower farm since the 1800s—plus learn how Mimo manages to grow flowers year-round.

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Also get to know the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and how you can tap into the education and resources they offer to farmers.

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