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Flower Power: The Petal Project

Photography By Carole Topalian | September 20, 2017
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Ever wonder what happens to the flowers after the wedding or party is over? Like many people who have worked in the event industry, Aspenites Inga Lark and Doug Campbell knew that most blooms are destined for the dumpster, and ultimately, a landfill. Earlier this year, the duo created The Petal Project LLC, with the objective of reducing waste and “spreading joy.” For a fee, they pick up the flowers after an event, prepare them for donation using recycled vases sourced from local thrift shops, and donate the floral arrangements to community service organizations. Recipients include local libraries, hospitals, assisted living centers and organizations that support patients, like Pathfinders for Cancer; donors receive a photograph of the flowers given on their behalf and a donation receipt. The Petal Project also composts the debris to preserve landfill space. To arrange for pick up, email

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