the farmer florist: masters workshop


Join us in August for an intimate flower farming & design experience.  We'll examine, in detail, what it takes to build a successful flower farm & farmer florist business. Our workshop is designed to provide you with an in-depth,  hands-on design experience coupled with an intensive & introspective look into our perceptions and practical strategies of growing “big” as a farmer florist.

Our success is rooted in the ability to remain flexible by recognizing, responding to and driving industry trends.  Flower farming for over sixteen years has taught us that the  secret to profitability does not necessarily translate into simply growing more & more flowers for more & more customers.  We learned we had to farm smarter and find a system for evaluating where to focus our energy.   We developed the habit of stepping back & asking questions, a lot of questions.  Answers to these questions formed the foundation of our first masters workshop in 2016 and the systems and strategies continue to evolve every year as we find new ways to help others create their own systems.

Andrea & Lou Gagnon started their flower farm and art studio in 2002 by growing & selling at local markets.  Andrea used her professional design education to expand her artistry into wedding & event florals. As the demand for her flowers grew, Andrea began serving a curated list of the country’s top designers.  A leader in the American Grown Flowers movement, Andrea has also served as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Treasurer of the Association of Specialty Cut Flowers and has lectured on cut flower growing on a local, regional and national level.


Farmer florist Andrea Gagnon will be joined by artist Lou Gagnon, & {new for 2020} we weclome celebrated floral designer, shop owner & plant obsessed gardner, Jenn Pineau of Nature Composed photographer to be announced, for an intensive two-day farmer-florist program!

Full program & pricing* details available HERE!


*Payment plan available

When Wed From August 12, 2020 to
August 13, 2020

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LynnVale Studios & Farm

4475 Sudley Road
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
United States

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