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Farmer-Florist Bootcamp
CASFS Hay Barn
Santa Cruz, CA
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Saturday Jun 25, 2016 9:00 AM - Saturday Jun 25, 2016 3:00 PM | $200.00 - $250.00


Farmer-Florist Bootcamp
Join professional flower grower Zoe Hitchner of Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg, and Sky DeMuro of UCSC's Alan Chadwick Garden for a day-long training on establishing a floristry enterprise for your existing farming business, no matter the scale.

Zoe and Sky will lead participants in demonstrations and hands-on activities as we make unique, seasonal arrangements that are farm-fresh and elegant. In addition to floral design techniques including hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonniers, this workshop will also cover the business side of event flowers, equipping participants with tools to run a profitable and professional floristry enterprise.

Although this workshop is geared toward professional flower growers and florists, or those thinking about adding flowers to their farming business, others interested in learning to arrange event flowers are welcome to enroll.

Cost of the workshop is $250 (all supplies included), or $200 for members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden. Discounts are available for beginning farmers (see contact information, below, to inquire). Space is limited to 30 participants and you'll take home your arrangements. Pre-registration is required. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Please bring a picnic lunch.

Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Please bring a brown-bag picnic lunch.

If you have questions or would like information about the beginning farmer discount, call Pam Dewey at 831.459-3240 or email

If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Pam Dewey
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
attn: Flower Workshop

Please include your contact information (phone and email) with your check.

Read more about Zoe Hitchner and Front Porch Farm


CASFS Hay Barn (View)
corner of Coolidge Drive and Carriage House Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

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Education > Workshops
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 15
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UCSC Farm & Garden
On BPT Since: Aug 09, 2011
Pam Dewey

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