For budding or experienced professionals who prefer more personal and quiet instruction tailored specifically to their needs, Jennie offers full-day, private practicums with lots of hands-on guidance. Practicums include at least 8 hours of hands-on, intensive mentoring. Jennie will keep answering your questions as long as you have questions to ask! A delicious, hearty lunch is included with the practicum, as well as nibbles and tea/coffee/juice throughout the day.
Pricing depends on the core tract chosen for the day’s agenda: farming, business or design. The Farming and Business Tracts start at $1150/day. The Design Tract starts at $1990/day and includes heaps of fresh floral materials to create whatever designs the student desires along with personal mentoring on all manner of wedding/event design topics. The tracts can be blended if desired, but we find it works best if students focus on one tract so the day doesn’t get overwhelming. Consider scheduling two days back-to-back if you feel you are having trouble picking just one tract.
From the time of purchase here in our shop, students have 90 days to schedule their private practicum. All practicums take place on our farm unless the student is willing to pay all associated costs for Jennie to travel to them. Practicums take place on weekdays, Monday through Thursday. Practicums can happen any time during the year, but we strongly suggest scheduling them during our growing season, March through November, so you can appreciate the beauty of our farm.
Fresh cut materials are included in the Design tract only. The Farming and Business tracts do not include any fresh flowers for designing unless requested and there will be an additional fee added to cover them. The fee will be determined by what design(s) you would like to tackle.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about how our Private Practicums work. We're happy to help you decide what's the best fit for you!
Why Take a Class with Jennie?
Owner and Creative Director at Love 'n Fresh Flowers, Jennie Love is a trained professional horticulturist and an experienced, life-long farmer. Jennie has led numerous workshops over the years, including regularly sold-out Master Classes at her farm and classes for Longwood Gardens' Floral Design Certificate program. A charismatic and passionate flower farmer, Jennie found her natural niche in 2009 as a "farmer florist" for wedding and event design, becoming a recognized leader of the local flower movement. She has been featured in the New York Times for her farm-to-centerpiece efforts. She was named one of the top wedding florists in the nation by Martha Stewart Weddings (Spring 2015 issue) and her work had a special four page spread in the Summer 2016 issue. Her distinctively lush and textural floral designs have enlivened hundreds of weddings as well as numerous photo shoots, magazines, style blogs, and books. Jennie is currently the Vice President of the national Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and writes for the Cut Flower Quarterly and Growing for Market.