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
I am pleased to introduce you to my good friend, flower farmer, and wedding florist, Jennie Love of Love n’ Fresh Flowers. Jennie and I became fast friends years ago while working together on the board of the Association of Specialty Cut Flowers Growers organization. It became apparent to us quickly that we are very
I stumbled into learning about cool-season hardy annual flowers a couple of decades ago. My interest had been sparked by flower farming and I wanted to jump in with both feet, but we were heading into winter, what now? While I knew practically nothing about farming at this point, I did know this: I
What’s stopping you from becoming a flower farmer? Dave and I discuss how we overcame the challenges we faced and more. What is your “I can’t start my business because…..” No experience? No cooler? No acreage? No greenhouse? No delivery vehicle? No startup money? No time? No tractor? ——No problem! Registration for our two Flower
Who grew the flowers in that arrangement your daughter sent to you on Mother’s Day or that bouquet you picked up at the supermarket? Most of us don’t give it a thought. If you’d like to learn where most flowers come from and how local farmers like myself are staging a comeback please read on
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.