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A brighter Shade of Green: Exploring Sustainability Options for Oregon Cut Flower Farmers

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An interactive one day workshop providing new and experienced cut flower farmers with education and resources to grow cleaner and sell better with an emphasis on opportunities to build higher value local markets through Salmon-Safe certification and Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.

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  • Workshops
When Jan 12, 2013
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Where Eugene, OR
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Contact Phone 206.290.3154
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An interactive one day workshop providing new and experienced cut flower farmers with education and resources to grow cleaner and sell better with an emphasis on opportunities to build higher value local markets through Salmon-Safe certification and Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.

Tuition $35
Lunch included. Limited to 40 attendees per session.

Charles Little &Co Flower Farm and Emerald Peoples Utility District Meeting room

The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market and Salmon-Safe will be offering a one day workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013 to explore sustainability options for Pacific Northwest flower growers. The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market is an innovative farmer-owned cooperative dedicated to offering sales and distribution solutions for regional growers.

The workshop day will start indoors in Eugene, with an overview of the Salmon-Safe program and an update on the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market's efforts to create marketing and branding differentiation for Washington and Oregon floral products in the Puget Sound region. As part of the day's program, Salmon-Safe will conduct a mock farm assessment at nearby Charles Little & Co. flower farm.

The day's program presents a unique opportunity for Oregon flower farmers to consider working with the Salmon-Safe program, a nationally recognized eco-label with a sector-based approach to bringing high value market recognition to certified growers. Salmon-Safe has already proven successful for Northwest winegrowers, Oregon craft breweries, and other specialty crop growers seeking to build higher value local markets.

This program is supported by a USDA Multi-State Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Department of Agriculture. All Oregon and Washington flower farmers are welcome to attend. A similar workshop will be offered in Mount Vernon, Washington, on February 2.

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