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BB Podcast Episode 52: Liza Lubell

“We try to add a thoughtful layer to the post-event hustle.”

-Liza Lubell | Garbage Goddess + Peartree

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Liza Lubell stands in front of a wall of potted green plants

Today we’re visiting with Liza Lubell, owner of Peartree and Garbage Goddess based in the NYC area to discuss:

  • how a gap-year job in a flower shop turned into a 14 year career (so far!) in the floral industry
  • her diversified business model which provides flowers for private homes, editorial work, weddings, special events, and corporate clients
  • the seed of an idea for Garbage Goddess that began in her flower business, Peartree, and grew into an additional business as other floral designers inquired about her services
  • the process of recycling post-event flowers and supplies
  • the fee structure for Garbage Goddess services
  • partnerships between Garbage Goddess and artists who create art with post-event flowers
  • her annual pilgrimage/retreat to Costa Rica
  • environment-friendly installations
  • how she measures success

A floral arrangement sits on a clear plastic stand in front of a pink backdrop

Heather Waraksa Photography

Links mentioned in Episode Fifty-Two:

Liza Lubell's team poses on stairs with bundles of colorful flowersLiza Lubell helps set up a large purple floral installation Liza Lubell hands a bundle of red roses to a co-worker in a gray sweatshirt

See more of Liza Lubell’s work here:

Peartree:     Website | Instagram | Facebook 

Garbage Goddess:     Website |   Instagram


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Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) & Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Image of Liza Lubell courtesy of Sarah Elliot Photography

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