An ACORN Event

ACORN’s Grow A Farmer Learning Series presents: The Business of Cut Flower Farming

Date(s) September 13, 2015
Location

3630 Boars Back Rd., River Hebert, NS. See here for a map.

ACORN’s Grow A Farmer Learning Series presents: The Business of Cut Flower Farming

ACORN's Grow A Farmer Learning Series presents: The Business of Cut Flower Farming with Svenya Dee at Broadfork Farm, NS

Date & Time: Sunday September 13th, 10am-4pm with lunch potluck (vegetarian/gluten-free).

Location: 3630 Boars Back Rd., River Hebert, NS. See here for a map.

Cost: $20 for ACORN Members/Farm Apprentices and Workers, $30 for Non-Members.

Description: Join Svenya Dee of Tulipwood, a small local cut flower business, based in Lunenburg, NS. Learn about the horticulture, business and marketing of cut flower farms and most importantly, how to make your flower farm a success! Many topics will be discussed: the commercial potential of different flower crops; resources for scaling up; selling to farmers markets; selling wholesale and the value added wedding/events side of the business; marketing and understanding your cost of production. Come away inspired to grow your inner farmer-florist, and with a focus on efficiency and profit for the following season. This session will also feature a hands-on bouquet making session.

Svenya Dee of Tulipwood is a self employed ecological horticulturist. She grows seasonal cut flowers for local farmers markets like Lunenburg and Hubbards and other occasions. She has been working in this field since she moved to Nova Scotia 2001 from Germany. Svenja's work is inspired by the beauty of Nova Scotia influenced by salty waves, sandy beaches, forest and native flora and fauna echo throughout her work. Each bouquet is unique and hand-tied, featuring hand-selected, locally and organically/ecologically grown flowers. In addition to fresh flowers, Svenja takes advantage of other natural materials available throughout the cycle of the year, incorporating moss, sand dollars, seashells, pussy willows, pine cones, decorative gourds and other Maritime elements in to her work.

This event will be hosted by Shannon Jones and Bryan Dyck of Broadfork Farm, a small scale, certified organic mixed vegetable, herb and flower farm in River Hebert, NS. For more information about Broadfork Farm, please visit http://broadforkfarm.com/.  

Space is limited so register today!

Travel Assistance: A limited amount of travel assistance is available to those bringing three people or more. Please inquire to lucia@acornorganic.org.

ACORN is grateful for the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for this event.

SOLD OUT! Due to the popularity of this event, registration is now closed! For more details, please contact Lucia Stephen at lucia@acornorganic.org.