Mill Pond Flower Farm

Beautiful flowers grown in the Scottish Borders

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

1 day workshop

Saturday 20 January 2018

10am -4pm

£120 including light lunch


A full day's introduction to using plants and natural materials to dye fabric. It is a practical session which will include selecting and collecting dyestuff, preparing the fabric, making the dye, dyeing two different types of fabric, as well as discussing different techniques


Introduction to Flower Farming

1 day workshop   

Saturday 17 February 2018

10am - 4pm 

£95 including light lunch


A full day's introduction to growing flowers for sale.


It will include organising your plot, making the most of your resources, identifying your market, which flowers and plants to grow, dealing with barriers, glitches and pests, cutting, conditioning  and  selling your flowers. Paula will lead a tour around Mill Pond Flower Farm as part of this workshop, with the chance to see all elements of a working flower farm and examine the detail. 


Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes
Paula
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Advanced Flower Growing: Taking your cut Flower Growing up a Gear to make you more money


Plantpassion

East Clandon, Surrey, March 2018 date tbc

10am-4pm

Contact Claire Brown for more details

claire@plantpassion.co.uk


Presented by Paula Baxter, Claire Brown (Plantpassion) and Carol Siddorn (Carol's Garden)

You’ve been growing for several years, – your customers love your flowers, but you don’t always have enough for the orders you get, and actually for the work you’re putting in, you would like to be earning a bit more…. Sounds like you?
Carol Siddorn, Paula Baxter and Claire Brown are Flower farmers at different ends of the British Isles, they work in slightly different ways, but they all have something in common, – they’ve maximised their growing potential to make their flower farming businesses work for their customers and them.
This advanced growing workshop will enable you to up your game when it comes to production techniques, marketing activities and record keeping.
This workshop is aimed at flower growers who have competed a season or more growing and selling flowers. #
Programme
Making the most of your plot
- Bed systems, Increasing outputs from your current area, controlling weeds, keeping production going all year round, using Polytunnels, labelling, logistics.
- Marketing – who are your customers and where will they be found – how do you reach them and keep in contact with them, and how do you take their orders and keep getting orders for the future
Record keeping and analysis
unless you know what you’ve done, you don’t know what you can do. We’ll go through with you simple methods to ensure you’re keeping the best records to help you plan next year, and the year after.

Places are limited
To book your place please email claire@plantpassion.co.uk