Flower Farming School Online: Growing Cut-Flower Crops in Hoop and Greenhouses
Growing Cut-Flower Crops in Hoop & Greenhouses
with Steve & Gretel Adams
Become an Informed Hoop & Greenhouse Grower!
Transform Your Flower Farm By Extending Your Season & Your Cut-Flower Crops by Growing in Hoop & Greenhouses
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Growing Cut-Flower Crops in Hoop & Greenhouses
3This course covers the entire process of growing cut-flowers in heated and unheated structures. It is for beginner growers without a house yet to seasoned growers that want to expand an existing operation with more crops, season extension, and better management.
Learn in this course:
- What type of structure to invest in, where to purchase and locate it
- How to extend production into the high demand seasons
- Where you can save money, energy, and time by following a plan
- To gain confidence in managing a structure with irrigation, netting, heating, ventilation, and more
- What to grow, why and how to rotate crops
- How to tackle weeds, pests, and diseases
- Plus, your questions answered in 7 live Q&A sessions with your instructors
Podcast: Go Inside Growing Cut Flower Crops in Hoop and Greenhouses with Steve & Gretel.
- 6 weeks of classes that include over 16 hours of videos
- Each weekly class is made up of many video sessions
- PDF downloads and resources
- Live Q&A Group Coaching session on our private platform with Steve & Gretel that is recorded and added to the course library for viewing anytime
- Unlimited lifetime access to the entire course and its resources
- Optional Private Facebook Group for students to network with each other and to interact with instructors during the 6 week school period. After school is complete, students continue to be a member of the group and the instructors monitor for questions
- Open Enrollment: November 2023
- The course is self-paced, watch at your convenience
- Watch anytime
- Each weekly class is approximately 2-3 hours of short videos plus resources
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One Payment Option: This 6-week course is $595 with one payment at registration
Payment Plan Option: credit card charged $317.50 at the time of registration with the 2nd and final payment of $317.50 automatically charged to your credit card 30 days later. *Not eligible for sales.
Meet Steve & Gretel Adams
Steve and Gretel Adams started Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in 2006. Being first-generation farmers, they have built the farm from scratch to what it is today, working from 1/4 acre with a homesteading vibe, to now 20 acres of production. They have experienced all the growing pains of having different economies of scale on their farm- building infrastructure, a productive and efficient team, and all the systems required to run such an operation. Through growing flowers, they have developed a love for farming and a strong drive to make their farming business the most efficient and profitable to provide a living for themselves and their team.
The farm is located in Columbus, Ohio in winter hardiness zone 6A. With 17 structures in production along with field growing, they are able to produce flowers from March to November. Their ability to produce flowers in the high-demand flower colder seasons allows for extended sales and better year-round employee retention. They have narrowed down their sales outlets to be mostly wholesale to florists and grocers, but still have some retail opportunities with their Farmstand and online shop. They have through the years sold in many different retail and wholesale outlets while they found and built their market, so can speak knowledgeably about all the outlets possible in the cut flower market from weddings to farmer’s markets, wholesalers, and more. They focus on both high-production field crops, and also specialty greenhouse crops to provide a nice selection through the season. Their passion drives their growth to supply more people with domestically-grown flowers as year-round as possible, helping to regrow the domestic flower market.
Through their farming journey, they have learned so much from others that have been mentors and friends in the industry. Through that journey and the resulting success, it is important for them to share their experiences and knowledge with the wider farming community. Steve and Gretel have spoken at many conferences over the years and are members of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. They were regular contributors for Growing For Market magazine and other farming publications with over 30 articles published over the course of the past decade.
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What Students Are Saying About This Course!
8 reviews for Flower Farming School Online: Growing Cut-Flower Crops in Hoop and Greenhouses
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.
Rosie Standish –
This course was by far one of my most valuable workshops. I am in my second year growing in hoop structure and all of the ins and outs of structure and growing is covered. Wish I had taken course a few years back. Gretel and Steve’s knowledge, experience, advice, mistakes, are all shared. Big 10 stars if there were that many to give. Worth the money and time! Thank you, thank you!!!
Sheila Hlubucek –
Best farm course I’ve ever taken. Great detail and insights. Videos and images backing up content. This course really takes you there. Steve and Gretel are generous with their wisdom. The course has filled in so many blanks for me.
A & D Turner –
I love this course.
I’m a total beginner and just set up a brand new high tunnel. Now what? I was so overwhelmed and this course was perfect. I only wish I had taken it before I set up my system. But no worries, there are many right ways, many ways were discussed, and I now have ideas for future plans. Ok so the course gave so much more knowledge than I expected, everything from start to production. Every question I asked was answered in the live chat. I had to miss one of the live chats but it’s available now for viewing. I loved being able to do the coursework as I had time. I love that I can go back and view the videos anytime I want. I appreciated learning from growers who have experience, and basically gave me all of the knowledge, tips and tricks to succeed.
Heidi Luck –
Great course! Lot’s of very valuable “How to” information for tunnel flower farmers. I would highly recommend this course if you are thinking of growing in tunnels-heated or unheated. Thank you, Heidi Luck Luck of Bolton Farm, LLC.