Existing support systems for local floral and herbal growers in Sonoma County


UCCE’s November FARMING 101 workshop focused on the value of collective systems that support growers in managing their businesses for success. The panel consisted of flowers growers: Danielle Strawn of JoeLee Blooms, Jordan Uth of Headrun Meadery, Heidi Herrmann, and BJ Avery of Sonoma County Herb Exchange.

Danielle, Heidi and Jordan belong to the North Bay Flower Collective, and BJ Avery represented the Sonoma County Herb Exchange: an amazing clearing- house for medicinal and culinary herbs.

The conversation ranged from working with restaurants for flowers as beauty and recipe ingredients for cocktails. The Heidrun Meadery in Pt. Reyes needs honey for their product, Jordan is the beekeeper/flower grower. The conversations with speakers continued after the workshop in a conference room filled with fragrant flowers – a lovely atmosphere for learning!

Next workshop is on December 13 learn more at Farming 101.

Contact: Linda Peterson ljpeterson@ucanr.edu

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