The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School, a two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers, will be held on the UW-Madison campus Feb. 16-17.
The school will be taught by experienced growers Joe Schmitt, a third-generation flower grower; Jeanie McKewan of Brightflower Nursery; and Hans and Lisa Larsen of Sunborn Gardens. They will provide practical information on how to grow and sell flowers using organic and sustainable production practices, and how to manage a cut flower business.
Presentations will cover variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules and methods, post-harvest handling, pest management, tools and equipment, and direct marketing. There will be opportunities to network with other growers and handle small tools.
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