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Cut flowers for enterprise 

Starts
11:30, Saturday 16th June
Ends
14:30, Saturday 16th June
Location
London | Lewisham | Sydenham
The entrance to the site is along the track between houses 35 and 37 De Frene road
De Frene Site SE26 4AB (map)
Workshop

About

Sustainable cut flowers for enterprise workshop

Come and learn everything you need to start growing and selling local, sustainable and ethical cut flowers. We will cover growing site requirements, which flowers to grow and why, how to turn your crop into a product including flower arranging techniques and finally, routes to market. All lead by our fabulous in-house florist Jullen.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Growing site consideration

  • Where to grow them: back garden, rented plot, market garden..
  • Organic or semi-organic
  • Covered or open to the elements
  • Will they be an addition to other growing enterprise, or sole product? Companion planting etc.
  • Which cut flowers to grow

  • Products

  • Examples of growing requirements of a few useful, common cut flowers and edible flowers
  • Successional planting and continuous supply
  • Care and harvesting
  • Presentation and discussion

    Usage and value adding

  • USPs
  • Commercialisation
  • Organic, sustainable, local and ethical

  • Hand Tied Posies Practical

  • Introduction to techniques, equipment and sundries
  • Then the group has a chance to select, harvest and tie their own posy under the tutors guidance

  • Cost: £15

    Please follow this link for more information and to book your place

    Sydenham Garden Website

    Cut flowers for enterprise

    London | Lewisham | Sydenham

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