Flowering in the North Flower Growers' Conference

Flowering in the North Conference

$150.00$550.00

Pre-Conference, January 28, 2019
Main Conference, January 29 & 30, 2019

A winter meeting to share knowledge about Zone 5 growing, marketing, and designing with farm fresh flowers.

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Program Description

Flowering in the North will take place January 28, 29 & 30, 2019 at the Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. This winter meeting is all about sharing knowledge about Zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing, and designing with farm fresh flowers.

Pre-Conference:

Date: January 28, 2019
Location: Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
Cost: $400 per person (includes light breakfast and lunch) 

Looking to grow your wedding and event design game? Come join us for a hands-on day-long workshop with a talented team of expert designers. We will cover all aspects of running a design business starting with marketing your work and the initial conversation with a client, to landing the job, pricing your work and getting the contract signed. We’ll discuss the work schedule leading up to the wedding, selecting and sourcing local blooms, and how floral design fits into a farm operation. You’ll get to dive in with a hands-on design session to create gorgeous design work that you’ll be excited to share with your future customers. Let us help you take your floral design business to the next level. Stacy Brenner from Broadturn Farm, Carolyn Snell of Carolyn Snell Designs, Anna Jane Kocon of Little State Flower Farm and author and designer Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo East will team up to teach for the day.

Main Conference:

Dates: January 29 & 30, 2019
Location: Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Cost: $150 per person (includes light breakfast and lunch on both days) 

Topics Include: 

  • Organic Certification for Flowers
  • On-Farm Communication and Strategies
  • Harvest and Post Harvest Efficiency
  • Planning Your Planting Season
  • Nutrient and Water Management Strategies
  • Costs and Value: Pricing and Marketing Flowers
  • Field Spring Crops
  • Hoophouse Crops
  • Dahlias
  • Woody Crops
  • and more!

Accommodations: A block of rooms is reserved at the Portland Holiday Inn by the Bay for January 28 & 29, 2019.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton 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.

Program Details

Date

January 28, 29, & 30, 2019

Location

Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME.

Contact Name

Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu

Sponsors

UMaine Extension, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc., and Assoc. of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

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Pre-Conference, January 28, 2019, $400, Main Conference, January 29 & 30, 2019, $150, Full Conference, January 28, 29, & 30, 2019, $550

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