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Introduction to Growing and Designing Cut Flowers

Urban agriculture isn’t only about vegetables and chickens! There’s also a flourishing world of flower growers on the scene. They’re filling a similar niche as vegetable farmers; they provide a fresher crop than any supply chain could hope for, and they often grow a diversity of flowers to complement rather than compete with the commodities of common flowers like roses and carnations.

In this Introduction to Growing and Designing Cut Flowers course, we will explore how colors relate to one another, what a flower even is, and investigate the workings of two different urban flower farms.

What You'll Learn in this Floriculture Course

After completing this Floriculture program, you'll be able to:

  • Interpret the information given to you by a local florist and turn it into actionable advice for local flower growers looking to sell to this florist.
  • Demonstrate the floral bouquet design process.
  • Tell how bouquet design and farm layout interact.
  • Relate the story of flower cultivation.
  • Analyze the production style and success of a small, urban, flower farm.
calendar
On demand. Access any time.
location
Online
price (2)
$45

Instructors

Mykl Nelson

Mykl came to the Pacific Northwest to enter the agricultural sector. He spent a handful of years at Oregon State University to retrain in a new undergraduate degree so he could finish with a Master’s of Horticulture. He is now creating and teaching courses at OSU as the Instructor of Urban Agriculture. Outside the university, Mykl gardens when he can and runs a number of nutrient cycling experiments.

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.