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Flowering in the North 2022-Webinar Series

$15.00$75.00

Webinar Series

Feb. 28, March 1-3

Join the Flowering in the North team for this series of webinars designed to help flower farmers prepare for a successful 2022 season.

This 4-session series, held on the evenings of February 28th through March 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, will include presentations, Q&A, group discussion, and brainstorming opportunities.

An additional in-person networking opportunity will be held during the afternoon of Sunday, March 6th at Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester.

Sessions:

Session One, February 28thFlowering and Irrigating in High Tunnels

Session Two, March 1st: Deep Dive into Popular Varieties: Mums, Anemone, Ranunculus, and more!

Session Three, March 2nd:  Planning the Season: Succession Planting

Session Four, March 3rdMaintaining Happy Blooms: Post-Harvest Handling

Add-on Session Five, March 6th (additional $15 per person): In the afternoon, this in-person networking opportunity at Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester — includes refreshments and an update from the Maine Flower Collective Project.

Session fees:

Webinars only$60

Webinars and one in-person networking: $75

In-person networking opportunity: $15 per person. You are not required to join the webinar sessions in order to participate in the networking opportunity.

Please note: We understand the uncertainty of attending in-person events due to the ever-changing Covid-19 situation. Therefore, refunds for the in-person networking will be available. Please let us know via email to extension.agcumberland@maine.edu if you are unable to attend. 


 

Per University of Maine guidelines, for indoor meetings and programs, face masks and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms are required indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status.   

The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. We remind participants to stay home if they are not feeling well or if they are at high risk of complications if exposed. 

 


Note: If registering more than one viewing location or more than 4 in-person networking participants, please register yourself, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants. 

Financial Assistance is available. Please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension staff,  by email or call 207.781.6099 for information.

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Program Description

Join the Flowering in the North team for this series of webinars designed to help flower farmers prepare for a successful 2022 season.

This 4-session series, held on the evenings of February 28th through March 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, will include presentations, Q&A, group discussion, and brainstorming opportunities.
An additional in-person networking opportunity will be held during the afternoon of Sunday, March 6th at Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester.
The webinar series will be recorded, and a link to the recordings will be emailed to registered participants as soon as it is available, generally within a week after the session airs.

Session One, February 28th

Flowering and Irrigating in High Tunnels 

Speakers:

  • Haley Billipp, Eddy Farm
  • Hillary Maynard & David Johnson, Morey Hill Farm
  • Becca Long, UMaine Extension

Session Two, March 1st

Deep Dive into Popular Varieties: Mums, Anemone, Ranunculus, and more!

Speakers:

  • Heirlooms, Mums, & Fall Crops: Cindy Creps, Meadow Ridge Perennial and Cut Flower Farm
  • Stock, Campanula, Amemone & Ranunculus: Grace Lam, Five Forks Farm
  • Lisianthus and Delphinium: Bailey Hale, Farmer Bailey Plugs

Session Three, March 2nd

Planning the Season: Succession Planting

Speakers:

  • Anna Jane Kocon, Little State Flower Co.
  • Alaena Robbins, Broadturn Farm
  • Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension

Session Four, March 3rd

Maintaining Happy Blooms: Post-Harvest Handling

Speakers:

  • Post Harvest Wholesale: Laura Beth Resnick, Butterbee Farm
  • Post Harvest Science: Dr. John Dole, North Carolina State University

Session Five, March 6th

An in-Person, afternoon networking opportunity at Longfellow’s Greenhouses—includes refreshments and an update from the newly forming Maine Flower Collective Project. 


 

Per University of Maine guidelines, for indoor meetings and programs, face masks and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms are required indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status.   

The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. We remind participants to stay home if they are not feeling well or if they are at high risk of complications if exposed. 


Session fee options:

Webinars only$60

Webinars and one in-person networking: $75

In-person networking opportunity: $15 per person. You are not required to join the webinar sessions in order to participate in the networking opportunity.

Please note: We understand the uncertainty of attending in-person events due to the ever-changing Covid-19 situation. Therefore, refunds for the in-person networking will be available. Please let us know via email to extension.agcumberland@maine.edu if you are unable to attend. 

Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event. 

If you need assistance with registration or with Zoom, please contact US:IT Service Desk at help@maine.edu or 1.800.696.4357. US:IT Service Desk is available until 8:00 PM.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension staff, by email or call our office at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine), to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Financial Assistance is available. Please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension staff,  by email or call 207.781.6099 for information.

Sponsors:

johnnys seed logo  logo Allen, Sterling & Lothroplogo for Longfellow's Greenhouses

Farmer Bailey’s Plugs

 

The Crew behind Flowering in the North: 
Hillary Alger, Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Monique Cahn, Robin’s Flower Pot
Jackie Gardner, Moonset Farm
Joy Longfellow, Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Alaena Robbins, Broadturn Farm
Nancy Stedman, Little River Flower Farm
Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Professional, Cumberland County
Matt Wallhead, Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor

Program Details

Dates Program Runs

February 28th through March 3rd, 2022

Time

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location

online via Zoom

Contact Name

Rebecca Gray, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

rebecca.gray@maine.edu

Contact Phone

207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)

Customer Service

Customer Service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via phone 207.781.6099 or email to extension.agcumberland@maine.edu

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Webinar Sessions Only – $60, In-Person Networking Only – $15, Webinar sessions with one in-person attendee – $75

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