Giving DC Its Flowers

Date: 18 Apr 2024 | posted in: Building Local Power, D.C. | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Born and raised in DC, Kehmari Norman established her flower shop to bridge culture and floristry. The visionary behind Black Flower Market drew from her background as a stage designer at Temple University,  transforming her skills into landscape design, and intertwining environmentalism with entrepreneurship. Throughout the episode, Kehmari highlights the significance of authenticity and cultivating connections … Read More

Shifting the Paradigm, One Community at a Time

Date: 29 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For our final Building Local Power episode of 2022, we invited Co-Founder, David Morris, to offer a history lesson on the self-reliance framework that underpins ILSR’s work. He discusses how that framework has evolved over four-plus decades, the organization’s inherent aversion to bigness, and the successes and hardships of ILSR’s early years. … Read More