Introduction to Flower Farming

$ 575.00 inc. GST

A two 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. 

 

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DATE & TIME:

Monday 5 October 9am 

to 

Tuesday 6 October 3pm

 

LOCATION:

Nourish Gardens at Owhanake Bay Estate

Waiheke Island, NZ

 

TUTOR:

Christy Ralphs

Christy owns Nourish Gardensa 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.  

 

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 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

 

INVESTMENT:

$575. This includes all materials, morning tea, and lunch both days. 

 

Numbers are limited in this workshop in order to maintain a quality experience.

 

Minimum numbers also apply to this workshop. If workshop is cancelled due to numbers, those enrolled will be given a full refund. No responsibility for other bookings (e.g. accommodation, travel) will be undertaken by Nourish Gardens.

 

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.

FAQ

 

If your question is not answered in here please send an email and we’ll endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

 
WHAT TO BRING:

We will send you full information closer to course date.

 
LOCATION, DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

Information about location, directions and parking will be provided closer to course date.

 
CANCELLATION POLICY:

No refunds are provided for this course, and the payment is unable to be transferred/credited to another workshop.

 
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