Another Chance to Register for Snowed-Out Cut Flower Workshop!

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Extension’s Cut Flower Workshop scheduled for January 29 proved very popular, attracting 112 registrants from 20 counties and three states. Many people who tried to register after the deadline were turned away. Well, good news…the workshop was postponed due to snow and has been rescheduled for February 26, which means we are opening up registration again to allow more people to register. But you must register by February 19! See details below.

Cut flower crops in Haygrove tunnels at Peregrine Farm.

Cut flower crops in Haygrove tunnels at Peregrine Farm.

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a Cut Flower Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. Cut flowers are an important enterprise on many local diversified farms and can increase profits, improve cash flow, and even provide habitat for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Come learn from our nationally renowned cut flower experts at North Carolina State University!

The workshop will cover the latest new cut flower species and cultivars, high tunnel production, cut flower fertilization, harvest and postharvest handling and more. Speakers include Dr. John Dole, Alicain Carlson, and Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, all from the North Carolina State University Horticultural Sciences Department.

Details and registration information are on the workshop section of the Growing Small Farms website. Registration deadline is February 19 and space is limited so register early.