Midwest Cut Flower School

Midwest Cut Flower Show at McHenry County College

Join our friends at McHenry County College and the Center for Agrarian Learning as they host the 2023 Midwest Cut Flower School.

Midwest Cut Flower School weekend intensive

Sat & Sun March 4 and 5, 2023
8:30 am – 4:45 pm each day
Crystal Lake, IL

Lunch each day catered by Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, morning/afternoon snacks, and resources to take home, all included.
$345 for the weekend intensive class.

Register HERE

The Midwest Cut Flower School is a two-day intensive designed to help growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers.

Learn from experienced growers Jeanie McKewan of Brightflower Barn and Tania Cubberly of Skyfall Flowers about variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules, field prep, post-harvest handling, pest and disease management, business start-up and recordkeeping, and marketing. Guest instructors will also share strategies for cut flower production in urban settings.

Highlights include:
- planning how to harvest all season
- low tunnel construction, trellising, and tilther demos
- favorite varieties
- high tunnel growing
- working with designers and buyers
- both wholesale and retail marketing
- focus on sustainable and organic practices
Enrollment is limited!  Sign up today. REGISTRATION ENDS Wednesday March 1st

Register HERE

Housing options in the area will be sent upon registration.
Questions?  Contact Sheri Doyel [email protected], 815-479-7618

This program was adopted from the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at UW Madison.  The Center for Agrarian Learning at MCC is happy to carry it into the future as a resource for the region.
March 04, 2023 at 8:30am - 4:45pm
McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
United States
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Sheri Doyel · · 815-479-7618

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