We are taking our popular Career Change Flower Farming workshop online....
Creating a flower farm and making a living from it is a dream held dear by many. Come on this day and flower farmer and florist Georgie Newbery will help turn that dream into a reality.
In this online workshop, Georgie will show you how eleven years of growing flowers for sale has taught her which flowers are best to grow, how to make sure she has a full season of flowers, and enough stock for all her commissions. She’ll take you through sales and marketing as well as planning your flower farming year. Georgie started off selling bunches of sweet peas from a barrow at the front of her house: see how she has grown her business to sending 2,000 bouquets by post a year, creating flowers for weddings and events, and teaching inspiring, informative and enabling workshops for hundreds students a year. It all started with a patch the size of an allotment…
While making sure that you are realistic about how much you can hope to take home financially from such a venture, and showing you how to practically combine the time you have available, with the flowers you want to grow, and the money in your pocket at the end of the day, Georgie will give your a truly inspirational day.
You’ll learn how to manage your year to make sure you are making the most of the flowery opportunities you have to make a living doing something you love. And at the foundation of it all will be Georgie’s insistence that you learn how to run your cashflow as the most important part of your venture, closely followed by your marketing strategy.
Lots of people can grow flowers. Georgie will show you how to grow them strategically and for a realistic profit, using your time effectively, so that you can enjoy earning a living doing something that you love.
The online workshop will take place over the course of one day, with the modules / timings broken down roughly as follows:
The modules are:
Growing flowers for sale and profit 10.00am -12.00pm
Design your flower farm and plan your flower farming year 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Social media and marketing for flower growers 3.00pm - 5.00pm
The maximum number attending the workshop will be 15 people and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and interact.
There will be workbooks to go with the workshop, and virtual tours of the flower farm at Common Farm to illustrate and inspire.
Most of our flowers and foliage are grown on our flower farm in Somerset. During some of the winter months we order flowers from our flower farming friends in other parts of the country. We only ever use British grown flowers. Our flowers are cut from the farm fresh each morning, before being arranged and sent for next day delivery.
Because our flowers are picked fresh each day, each of our bouquets is totally unique. Although we can't guarantee a particular flower or colour scheme in your bouquet please let us know if you have any particular requests and we will do our best to meet them. We promise that your bouquet will be fresh and beautiful.