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Cut Flower Workshop

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
9:00am – 3:30pm

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Scout Hall East Windsor

9:00: Opportunities in cut flowers

9:20 Outlets for cut flowers

10:00 Logistics of growing cut flowers From field grown, to tunnels to greenhouse and more, some of the logistics specific to growing, harvesting and post-harvest care of cut flowers.

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 Bouquet making and vase design - pricing and demonstration and vase design Different flower “recipes” and techniques for market bouquets for spring, summer and fall sales, and tricks for crafting table arrangements.

11:45 – 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 Risk Management Information As It Relates to Cut Flowers. Joe Bonelli, UConn Extension

12:45 What the industry is calling for - Information gleaned from 2018 sales and 2018 survey of Connecticut florists, floral designers and small/specialty market grocers

1:05 Specific flower run-down From tulips to woody branches to specialty chrysanthemums – growing tips, markets and opportunities for specific flowers.

2:15 Expanding the idea of a CT Grown Flower Consortium

3:00 Wrap up and final discussions (time as needed)

Registration is $50

Contact:

mackenzie.white@uconn.edu

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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