crone + forest is a black owned flower farming cooperative. During the covid-19 quarantine, planting was a silver lining that brightened our worst days. We created crone + forest flowers to share that glimmer with others.
to honor the wisdom that came before us. The indigenous knowledge that informs our landscape and practices, we acknowledge that we grow on land home to Susquehannok, Nentego, and Piscataway people. We acknowledge the forethought of those Baltimoreans who came before us to establish permaculture that would outlive their presence. We acknowledge the wisdom of the earth itself and seek to enrich it through the stewardship of indigenous organisms.
a positive impact. The plus is to signify going beyond the accumulation of wisdom. Creating a positive atmosphere by bringing beauty and joy into the home. Flowers are an everyday indulgence that we all deserve, from the shouts of comrades “bread and roses!” to the plea of our trans siblings, “give us our roses while we’re still here.” Flowers can be the embodiment of our love when we can’t be close to those who love us. Beyond the weekly bouquets, 8% of the purchase price of each CSA membership goes to BMORE Community Food, an organization providing food to hungry families throughout Baltimore City.
we were inspired to create crone + forest flowers by our relationship with the Clifton Park Food Forest. The Clifton Park Food Forest is a permaculture system developed to provide a lasting food resource for the surrounding community. It is home to paw-paws, black walnuts, serviceberries, apples, and many other species. It is a valuable food resource for local wildlife. We want the food forest to continue to grow. A portion of our proceeds will go to maintaining the current food forest, especially adding signage and improving accessibility; and expanding it’s influence by finding home for nursery nut and fruit trees throughout Baltimore City.