Who is This School For?
Florists & Designers
Anyone interested in using local flowers
Flower farmers seeking knowledge of the floral industry
Why buy LOCAL flowers as a florist?
Sets your business apart
Unique selection of flowers & foliages
Builds passionate & loyal customers
Fresher, longer lasting flowers
Supports your local economy
Your Instructor, Ellen Frost
15+ Years As A Florist
Sells only 100% Local Flowers
Masters of Business Administration
2016 ASCFG Allan M Armitage Award for Leadership Winner
Ellen Frost loves flowers. Even more, she loves owning and operating a flower studio that exclusively sources local flowers. Ellen founded her company, Local Color Flowers, in 2008 as a part-time wedding floral business to provide Baltimore area couples a more sustainable flower option for their celebrations. Over the past 15 years, Ellen has grown Local Color Flowers into a thriving business adding floral design classes, corporate events, subscriptions, and retail as well as creative social and educational community events – all using 100% locally grown flowers. Ellen’s business is a vital contributor to Baltimore’s local economy and a vibrant community resource. Ellen, herself, is an innovative entrepreneur and expert in the floriculture industry sought-after for teaching, business consulting, podcasts, interviews, panels, and speaking engagements both locally and nationally.
A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) graduate and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified professional, Ellen has valuable credentials and years of business experience. Her training in operations management, supply chain, and social entrepreneurship provides a unique professional perspective among floral designers. With all her time in the classroom and boardroom, Ellen has not been shy to get her hands dirty. While achieving her Master Gardener certification from the University of Maryland Extension program, Ellen worked several seasons for Breidenbaugh Farm in Carney, MD planting, watering, harvesting, weeding (so much weeding), and selling at market.
Ellen was recognized in 2016 by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers with the Allan M Armitage Award for Leadership for her business success, commitment to locally grown flowers, and role in developing the US floriculture industry. She has mentored and supported new growers in Maryland for years including a buying promise of the new growers’ entire first-year harvest. She writes a regular column for Cut Flower Quarterly with Laura Beth Resnick of Butterbee Farm called “The Farmer and the Florist.” Ellen has taught over 100 design and business courses to garden clubs, flower enthusiasts, budding entrepreneurs, and students from grade school to graduate school, in addition to her formal business consulting relationships.
Ellen is excited to tell the stories of her love affair with flowers and share her business insight and years of experience through her online course: Florist School Online: Growing Your Business with Local Flower Sourcing.
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Study from anywhere, at any time, on any device for life. Purchase this school today & get full access to all the content immediately at your fingertips!
Ellen’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to take you inside of sourcing local flower with OVER 16 HOURS of presentations and how-to videos spread out over 6 bite-sized modules. PLUS, 346 easily accessible & searchable past Frequently Asked Questions with Ellen.
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Full refunds with no questions asked are given upon email request within 7 days of purchase. Once a refund has been issued you lose all access to the course.
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BONUS 2: Webinar Replay:
Dried Wreath Making Tips
Spark your creativity with Ellen Frost’s insider secrets, from material sourcing to wreath preservation. Gain valuable insights for unforgettable dried wreath designs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this school include floral design training?
Why would I buy an online course when there is so much free information on the internet?
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.
Do I have unlimited access?
Yes, you have lifetime unlimited access to your purchased courses.
Do I have to watch at a certain time?
Do you offer course discounts?
Yes, once you are part of our course family (owning any online school or workshop) you will be eligible for $50 off additional school courses.
I live outside of the USA, may I purchase a course?
Yes, our online courses are available internationally.
This sounds great, but can it be done in MY region/growing conditions?
YES! We strive to make the lessons in these courses universally applicable across all regions and growing conditions (as proven by our students who range from Alaska to the Tropics!). Rather than just telling you what to do, our courses will teach you how to assess your environment and make decisions based on your specific conditions.
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