Introduction to Flower Farming
1 day workshop
Saturday 26 October 2019
Saturday 22 February 2010
10am - 4pm
£100 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.
Photo: Jo Tennant Photography
Rose Growing for Cut Flowers
Tuesday 5th November 2019
£100 including light lunch
A specialist workshop that looks in detail at growing roses as cut flowers, including how to choose, plant and nurture plants, which varieties we recommended for growing as cut flowers in the UK. It will include a practical session where you will get the opportunity to cut, prune and take cuttings from our roses.
Max 8 participants
Winter Wreath Workshops
Friday 6 December 7-9pm
Saturday 7 December 2-4pm
Sunday 8 December 10-12am
£40 per person
Come and join us in our cosy workshop and make a seasonal wreath for your door.
Create a birch or willow ring, decorate with locally grown foliage, dried flowers and herbs and finish it off with fine ribbon ,
We'll provide seasonal nibbles and soft drinks, you can bring a bottle and organise a designated driver if you fancy a tipple!
The Business of Growing Flowers
October 2020 to March 2021
You’ve grown flowers for at least a season, you’ve even sold some and have some customers. It’s the end of the season, and you know there’s more potential, but there’s never enough hours in the day or energy left to get it all done….. Can flower farming be anything but a hard slog?
We’ve been there, and done that, and the answer is that there is another way…. With thought, planning and lots of exercises in productivity, you can advance your flower farming, make your plot more productive, grow more flowers, advance your business AND feel like you are in control.
This course has been developed by Paula with Claire Brown of Plantpassion and Carol Siddorn of Carol's Garden, and will run during the Autumn, Winter and Early Spring of 2019/2020. It is an in depth workshop developed from our 5 Successful on-farm Advanced Flower farming workshops of 2016-2018 in the Scottish Borders, Cheshire and Surrey.
We’ll be covering subjects like Getting Ahead for Next Year, Market Planning, Increasing the Productivity of your Field, and your own Productivity. We’ll also cover Record Keeping, Planning for the Future and Growing more flowers for less work.
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