|Flowers I picked from our yard this morning|
This morning, I listened to a presentation about Production Flower Farming. I have to admit that I was going to skip it but since I was just hanging out in the kitchen, making pancakes and washing dishes, I clicked on it and listened. I am so glad I did!
First, a little background, when I went to college, my first major was Horticulture because I love flowers. Then, after 1 semester, I switched to Agronomy. At the time, it seemed that there were more job opportunities in Agronomy so that is why I switched. Of course, I still love flowers, especially, sunflowers (more background - I grew up in Kansas and there are wild sunflowers everywhere - so pretty!)
The presenter was from Full Belly Farm. They also grow vegetables and have animals. However, their organic flowers are one of the best cash crops on the farm! She said that sunflowers are the most popular and make up a third of their flower sales. She said that if you were to grow one flower, try to grow sunflowers. I have seriously considered doing this for our farm (this is one reason I wanted sunflowers pictured in the logo). She also said that peonies and snapdragons are popular. I like the idea of growing peonies and snapdragons because they are perennial. Lots to think about...
I first saw the idea of growing sunflowers as a cash crop at Juniper Hills Farm. This farm also gave me the idea to have ReMARKable Farms...
Here is some information from their website:
Juniper Hill Farms is a model of independent living for adults on the autism spectrum.