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 one year or less experience of growing flowers for sale.

TOPICS

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/tunnel house  growing will not be included.

-Why have a flower growing business?

-Potential flower customers, and how to grow for them

-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

INCLUDES

Tutoring, resource materials, morning tea and lunch each day.

TIMING

Monday 9am-4pm

Tuesday 9am-4pm

Wednesday 9am-3pm

TO BRING

-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.

TUTOR INFO

Christy Ralphs

Christy owns Nourish Gardens, a small scale flower farm and education centre on Waiheke Island.
With a background in teaching, Christy likes nothing better than to share her knowledge to help others succeed in building their own dream flower filled sustainable businesses.
Christy is a founding member of Floral Collective Aotearoa, an Auckland based wholesale flower market.

 

Cancellation Policy

Please note: Before you enrol in a workshop or event, please make sure you are comfortable with, and agree with, our cancellation policy. It has been updated due to Covid-19.

More Info

For Travel & Arrival Information click here.

For Accommodation Option Information click here.

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Date

18 - 20 Oct 2021

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost

$795.00
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