Beginner Flower Farmer Workshop
"Up until that point, I had been gathering research and information from dozens of sources as I planned out my flower farming business. What Liz did was to provide a guiding light to help navigate the overwhelming amount of information out there. She provided answers to my (many) questions, tons of tried and true resources and recommendations, an opportunity to meet and build relationships with other flower farmers, and most of all, a long term help line as I work through getting my business up and running. She is a complete open book and from the moment I met her, I knew she wanted me to be successful in my own endeavors. She made herself completely available to me even before I committed to the workshop. And she's been so responsive to my questions - a mentor from day one. I couldn't be happier that I found Liz and attended this workshop!" Sarah
Are you a beginner cut Flower Farmer who doesn’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! Held in the first week of spring to get you started for a season of flower growing.
Come to learn all you need and more at this informative full day experience. Spend the day with other aspiring cut flower farmers and learn together, make lasting friendships with like-minded growers, have a wonderful seasonal luncheon and take notes galore. We will divulge at great length what is necessary to become a successful flower farmer.
We will talk about the logistics of farming on your property within the framework of your current lifestyle. We will cover all of the necessary components of soil preparation and production techniques of growing cut flowers. You will learn about weed barriers, drip irrigation systems, fertilization methods and pest management. We will cover cut flower species to work with, including suggested woody and perennial plant materials, spring and summer flowering bulbs, tubers and corms. Various marketing strategies will be discussed.
You will leave with a folder filled with all of the information necessary to jump start your flower farming adventure. In this packet will be recommended proven suppliers of everything you need from seed through floral processing supplies.
You will be served a lovely seasonal lunch, with refreshments and snacks available throughout the day.
Bring that long list of questions that you want answered and it will be done.
$350 per person
March 20, 2018
March 24, 2018
** If you want to set up a private session on a different date, please contact us.
9:00 to 3:00
Please note our
Workshop fees are not refundable. There is extensive planning and a limited number of spaces.
If you cannot attend, please gift your reservation to a friend! Nevertheless, please contact us if you have an issue.
All events are rain or shine.