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Growing a Flower Farm
Tuesday, Aug. 9 | 2-4 p.m.
Hosts: Adam & Jenna Cook
Address: 1640 Otter Ave. | Newell, IA 50568
What does it take to start a cut flower farm business? In 2018, Colvergold Flower Farm became a reality as Jenna Cook’s passion for growing flowers combined with Adam’s agronomic acuity. Planted where a barn once stood on their northern Sac County farm, the couple’s flower beds needed some serious soil amendments to be productive. Jenna has grown the business year by year, adding new varieties, more growing space and capitalizing on market opportunities through unique relationships with other small, local businesses.
Join Jenna and Adam to see their current flower production, and learn about the steps they took to amend and prepare their beds. They’ll also discuss marketing, sales and working with local businesses.
- Soil testing and amendments
- Selection and evaluation of flower species and varieties
- Partnerships with local businesses
- Bouquet subscriptions
- On-farm flower sales
- Landscape fabric between rows
Meal Information: Light refreshments will be served.