Support flower industry

IPSWICH people are encouraged to buy a bunch of fresh flowers to brighten someone’s day, and at the same time supporting the flood-hit Queensland flower industry.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation’s lifestyle horticulture team leader Shane Holborn said buying a bunch of Queensland fresh flowers would help the state’s cut-flower and nursery industries to get back in business.

“Quite a number of Queensland’s flower businesses were affected by flooding,” he said.

“From flower farmers in the Lockyer Valley to the wholesalers at Rocklea, Brisbane, the industry has been hit hard. There is no better time than right now to buy some of Queensland’s beautiful array of fresh flowers to lift someone’s spirits, thank them or to say ‘I love you’, while helping out the industry.

“Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day – why not thank a volunteer for their hard work, give a bunch to a neighbour to cheer them up, or send some flowers to your loved ones just to show you care.”

For more information, call 13 25 23 or visit www.deedi.qld.gov.au



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