"The Office"

5 Apr

We recently (in the last 6 months) aquired our own office space and flower garden (known as “The Office”) in Dehra Dun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttaranchal. The Office serves as a logistics headquarters for managing product production, as well as a meeting place and workspace for some of our women artisans (photo above was taken following a meeting at “The Office”).

I was lucky to arrive with a crop of flowers in full bloom. Yellow calendula, blue larkspur, orange
dhalias and purple pansies all shown brilliantly. These flowers serve as the base stock for our notecard production, and are supplimented by other gardens located in more remote areas of the Himalayas. After picking fresh flowers
(above and below) for making future cards we went back into The Office, and over cups of steaming chai the women proudly showed me new designs they created. “I love thinking up new ways to arrange our beautiful flowers!” said Poonam.

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3 Responses to “"The Office"”

  1. Eric G April 9, 2007 at 4:25 pm #

    Ev,Great to put some faces together with the work you are doing. Keep it up!

  2. BT April 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    Evan,Very impressive. Your work is really making a difference!

  3. Erica April 20, 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    Wow, looks like an amazing trip – can’t wait to see the new designs

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