Photo by Matthew Joynt


Clear Black Flowers is a one-woman cut flower farm and environmental stewardship project located in Durham, North Carolina. Started after years working in sustainable agriculture across the country and around the world, CBF's mission is two-fold: to grow an extremely high quality agricultural product for the local floral market; and to do so through ultimate care of the soil and immediate ecosystem.

Clear Black is both a loose translation of my birth name and representative of the kind of steward I strive to be: one whose goal is to respectfully cultivate black, healthy soil and preserve clear, clean water. It is to be both financially sustainable, and transparent in my practices. It is an oxymoron symbolic of intention, optimism and beauty surviving in a world that is too often ugly, unjust, and unforgiving.