After all these years of dreaming up things like lipo-suction pants, the shrink-wrap facelift and pot that doesn’t make you hungry, I finally met a scientist.
Her name is Mickey Blake.
While I daydream about ways to cheat nature, she is in her lab, day and night, with a mission to make the world a better place by creating products that are good for the earth.
Recently, Mickey created the world’s first, non-toxic, 100% plant-based, biodegradable alternative to that scary green foam that virtually every floral designer uses. It’s not her first invention. She already tackled clean water. Naturally, the next step is clean dirt.
I’d hate to know the exact chemical makeup of green flower foam (created in 1954-possibly the best year ever for manufacturing things that make people sick), but I know that formaldehyde is somewhere in the mix, and that we unknowingly send that foam to hospital patients, mothers and their new born babies, and more generally, people we love every chance we get.
In flower school (still not funny) they taught us not to breathe near flower foam or handle it for too long without washing our hands. A few seconds later, they handed out blocks of it, and taught us how to soak it in water, cut it into shapes, shove it in a vase and start sticking stems into it.
The problem is that people love flowers, and flower designers need something to hold their flowers in place. But they also need something safe for humans.
Mickey invented a new kind of flower soil that is so natural (think coconut husks and plant fibers) you can eat it, plant seeds and bulbs in it, and be as creative as humanly possible designing flowers in it, while still breathing.
Kind of makes you wish you paid a teeny bit more attention in Science. The only thing I remember is that poor frog.
I just received a box of Floral Soil TM cupcakes and cubes. All I can say is it’s everything I ever dreamed of. I will post pictures of what you can make with it, as well as a few shots of me eating it. And then I should probably talk to Mickey about those lipo pants.
Read more about Mickey and her Floral Soil TM here: http://www.floralsoilsolutions.com