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Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

(52 customer reviews)


Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, & More!

with Dave Dowling

After mastering the basics of starting and running a flower farm, this course will take your farm to the next level with additional crops and growing methods. If you are an avid gardener seeking in-depth information on growing bulbs, perennials, and woodies you will love this course!


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Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

Meet Dave Dowling

Dave Dowling grew cut flowers in Montgomery County, MD for 20 years. With field, high tunnel, and greenhouse production, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants produced cut flowers year round.

Most of the flowers raised were sold at area farmers markets, including two year round markets in the Washington, DC area. Direct sales to retail florists and Whole Foods rounded out the marking channels used selling hundreds of thousands of cut flowers each year. Flowers were sold direct to florists from Baltimore to Washington, DC through Capital Flower Growers, LLC, a cooperative formed with two other flower growers in 2013.

Dave has experience building and maintaining high tunnels and greenhouses for cut flower production.

Early in 2014, Dave closed his cut flower business and began working for Ednie Flower Bulb, which became a division of Fred C Gloeckner & Co.  Late in 2020, the Ball Seed Company purchased Gloeckner. He keeps busy as Ball ColorLink sales rep and advisor to cut flower growers across North America with small to medium sized farms. Dave also works on marketing & promotions, cut flower training, and sourcing new cut flower products at Ball Seed.

Dave served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) from 2002 through 2004, and served as President from 2006 to 2009, and again from 2016 to 2018. He was the ASCFG Industry Liaison from 2014-2015, Dave was the chairperson of the ASCFG National Conference held in Lancaster, PA in 2005.

What Students Are Saying About This Course!

52 reviews for Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

  1. Tina Higgins

    Taking Dave’s course was a great investment in my farm. Truly impressed with the amount of knowledge and information packed into this course for the cost.

  2. Anne Durham

    I took AFFSO class this past winter. As a new flower farmer (second year) I found it extremely helpful. I’ve been an avid gardener for years and can honestly see this course being valuable no matter how long you’ve been growing. With lifetime access, I’m positive I’ll be referring back to the class over and over- I have many times already. The content alone is very helpful and worth the investment, but I found the accessibility of Dave to answer questions to be extremely beneficial. He truly has a teachers heart and an incredible depth of knowledge. I highly recommend this class – and every class offered by TGW. The support, content and instructor accessibility are generously and sincerely offered to help you succeed.

  3. Lisa Z

    This is where you can post your reviews!

  4. Martha Mason

    This class was incredible!!! Dave is the flower wizard and knows more than anyone about flowers and bulbs! I loved the class, and the FB weekly sessions were invaluable.
    Lisa Mason Ziegler and Dave Dowling are the most insightful, generous, and knowledgeable people. No one else offering flower farming classes will provide more information and assistance than these two very gifted flower farming experts. Bar none.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between School courses and Mini-Workshops?

Mini-Workshops vary from sixty minutes to over four hours of instruction, see individual courses for details. Each of these courses offers lots of valuable information on a specific topic that you can digest in a short amount of time and put into action right away.

School course content is much more comprehensive and covers broad topics. School courses are meant to serve as a long-term reference tool that you will use all throughout the course of your flower farming journey. Each course includes 6 modules, which each contain multiple video training sessions, instructor worksheets, and handouts, and an FAQ archive. All of the course sessions (including the FAQs) are searchable by keyword, so you can always find and go directly to the information that you need at any given time.

May I watch the courses more than once?

You have lifetime unlimited access to your purchased courses.

I live outside of the USA, may I purchase a course?

Yes, our online courses are available internationally.

Can I watch my course right away?

If you purchased a School Course that is starting at a later date the library will be empty until the course launch date.

How does the money back guarantee work?

Full refunds with no questions asked are given upon email request within 7 days of purchase or within 7 days of the course going live. Once a refund has been issued you lose all access to the course..