Introduction to Flower Farming
A three day intensive course to give you the fundamentals of flower growing for profit, with a mix of theory and practical. From marketing and sales, to caring for your soil, we’ll cover a wide range of topics. And yes, you’ll also get some hands on experience having fun with flowers! This is for those who are dreaming, planning, or have some experience but want to take their business to the next level.
The following will be covered in this intensive course. Please note Nourish Gardens specialises in growing annuals and short lived perennials in the field. Greenhouse/tunnelhouse growing will not be included.
-Why have a flower growing business? Big picture planning and goal setting.
-Potential flower customers, and how to grow for them
-Applying lean business principles to growing flowers
-Marketing: direct, social media
-What do the financial numbers look like? Factors to consider to build a sustainable business
-Types & varieties of flowers suitable for cutting
-Tools, equipment, infrastructure investments
-Growing practices: looking after and improving your soil
-Pest and disease management
-Harvest and post harvest techniques for maximum quality
-Making market and simple retail bouquets, including basic wrapping techniques
Tutoring, resource materials, morning tea and lunch each day.
*Payment plans: If needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a payment plan option – what we can do depends on how close your booking is to the course date.
-Clothes & closed shoes suitable for the weather conditions, and that you don’t mind getting a bit of soil on. If it’s wet we may well be heading outside regardless!
-Gardening gloves (if you have your own – we will lend otherwise).
Numbers are strictly limited in this workshop.
Please note: Before you enrol in a workshop or event, please make sure you are comfortable with, and agree with, our cancellation policy.