Flower Farming A Career Change

Jan 13 2018 @ 9:00am - Jan 13 2018 @ 4:30pm

£95.00

British Flowers is fast becoming a new industry and an industry that is in need of more people who are wanting to grow unique flowers for florists and the general public.

 

In a society now demanding provenance and low carbon footprint for food and artisan produce it is now becoming the same with flowers and British flowers are in demand and this demand is only getting bigger so now is the time to join this amazing unique industry and grow beautiful scented flowers that brides will want for their wedding flowers and florists will want for their clients!

 

Florists recognise the quality and unique varieties that UK growers can provide that perfect scentless imports cannot, and more and more florists are turning to a whole new way of providing what their clients want with beautiful unique scented flowers grown throughout the UK.

 

This one day course will give you indepth information about Flower Farming and changing your career to be a flower farmer and making your large garden, allotment or paddock work for you. Whether you are a complete novice gardener or a keen amateur already with dirty fingernails or a florist looking to grow your own flowers you will benefit from a day with Kate packed with information.

 

Subjects covered include:

 Polytunnels and greenhouses what to grow and when

 Social Media, what platform to broadcast your business on

 Costings, from initial set up to ongoing

 Basic business start up advice

 How to prepare your growing area, preparation and planting

 Sustainability, water management, irrigation

 Pricing and your products

 Marketing and promotion

 Ethical and green issues, pests and pest control

 

The day starts with arrivals from 9am with the course beginning 9.30am and finishes 4.30pm

Refreshments available all day, home made treats at elevenses, then a delicious 2 course buffet lunch is provided with afternoon cake at 3pm.

You’ll need to bring waterproofs, notepad & pen, camera, wellies and or sturdy outdoor boots.

Dietary requirements are catered for do let us know at the point of booking

Contact Kate Norris 

01434 230055  

http://www.northumbrianflowers.co.uk/