When I was getting on the bus to leave Spring Forth Farm, I knew I would be back. From the organized appearance of the farm to hearing their story and then the teaching began, wowza. My wheels started turning. Before I left their farm that day over a year ago, I planted the seed
Do you have an idea sitting in the back of your mind that just won’t go away? Whenever you have a moment to sit and think… it just keeps coming back? The idea seems so impossible. Others may call it a pipe dream (something unattainable) and that may be so! Unless you decide: where there’s
There have been concerns expressed over all the new interest in commercial flower farming. Seasoned and new farmers are wondering: are there enough customers to go around? I say without hesitation, yes there are enough buyers out there. In the U.S. alone consumers spend between 7 to 8 billion dollars annually on cut flowers. BILLIONS…
Part of my job here at The Gardener’s Workshop job has become communicating what we do here and the ways we offer to share, educate, and supply what you need. As we are heading into the once a year enrollment period for Flower Farming School, I find myself totally submerged in getting that word out.
During my years as a flower farmer and business owner, I’ve learned many monumental lessons. The one I am sharing here saved my flower farming life. It occurred during my early years of farming. I was frustrated and seriously thinking of quitting. It was nearly a hundred degrees that summer afternoon, and I felt like
With special contributions from: A myth has a way of taking on a life of its own and driving us to unhelpful practices. While a myth might be false, it is often widely held and very influential. I’ve fallen for a few flower farming myths through the years, but on top of that, I created