Thurs.  Sept. 18
CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
5-7pm   Lilac Ridge Farm, West Brattleboro, VT

Tour Lilac Ridge Farm, winner of the 2002 Sustainable Farm of the Year Award, with grower Amanda Thurber.  With 1 ¼ acres in organic cut flowers, Amandamarkets her flowers at farmersí market, wholesale and for weddings.  She will share her tips on marketing and cover the important aspects of growing such as production techniques, planting, bed layout, weed control and post-harvest handling.

Directions:  Off Interstate 91, take Brattleboro exit 2.  Take a Right off the ramp, which puts you on Rte. 9, traveling west.  In 5 miles, take a Left off Greenleaf St.  (There will be a 7-11 laundry mat on the corner).  Follow for 2.5 miles.  Youíll see a farmstand with a large painted mural on left.  Go straight.  That is Ames Hill Rd.  1/4 mile from the farmstand is Lilac Ridge Farm on the left.  There is a large dairy barn, veggie fields and greenhouse out front.  Please park in the farmyard.