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Flowering in the North Conference

 

Flowering in the North Flowering in the North will take place January 22nd & 23rd, 2018 in the East Bayside Neighborhood of Portland, ME. This winter meeting is all about sharing knowledge about Zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing, and designing with farm fresh flowers.

Monday Topics

  • Harvest and Post-harvest Efficiency
  • Growing Dahlia, Peony, Anemone and Ranunculus
  • Growth and Evolution, Scaling Up
  • Shoulder Season High Tunnel Production
  • Floral Design

Tuesday Topics

  • Soils as the Foundation
  • Employees and Interns: Honing Your Management Skills
  • Innovative Equipment
  • Instagram vs. Reality
  • Varieties and Ordering: Succession Planting

Presentations will follow a farmer to farmer format. Hear how other farmers and professionals in the field are handling these topics at their operations.

Registration: Online

Full Conference: $110 per person. One Day: $75 per person

Accommodations: A block of rooms is reserved at the Portland Holiday Inn by the Bay under “Flower Growers’ Conference.”

Contact Lynne Hazleton ( lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu — (207) 781-6099 ) to receive a notification when registration opens.

Event Sponsors:

MOFGA LOGO UMaine Extension Logo Assoc. of Specialty Cut Flower Growers