Nature has always been my healer, and flowers my source of joy. Growing up, my mother always had flower beds, and I loved helping her tend to them.
In 2014 I attended a month-long Environment Literacy Immersion Program at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.This program set the course for the next chapter of my life. Through a local permaculture group, I heard about an internship experience at The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, and my new journey began.
My first year as an intern at Horn Farm, we focused on organic vegetable farming. The Horn Farm has an active CSA community, and we grew the vegetables for the CSA. It was an amazing experience, and I felt that I had found my “people”!
Year two as an intern, I specialized in cut flowers. Again this was a great experience, and it gave me the opportunity to explore the possibility of creating a cut flower CSA under the guidance of The Horn Farm.
I learned a lot during this year.
Now I am an “Incubator Farmer” at The Horn Farm. I am still under their umbrella (gratefully!), but the business is my own. I spent last winter investigating all of the cut flower possibilities, and I am excited to offer them to the public. I am fascinated by “The Language of Flowers” and I look forward to sharing this information with my clients.
Thank you for visiting my site, and please enjoy the photos in my gallery. Feel free to stop by Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm anytime!