Henry Paris

Advertising your greenhouse

Discussion created by Henry Paris on Sep 23, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2011 by Karen Worthington

School budgets are tight and getting tighter. Probably the #1 potential source of additional funds is my school greenhouse.We utilize only half of the room,but honestly we are growing about all we can sell right now.  We constantly see community members that say they had no idea we sold _________ and how good they look.(you can fill that blank in with everything from mums to bedding plants). How do you promote the plants your students raise for sale from the greenhouse? Word of mouth is slowly increasing our sales but we are in a community that could really buy a lot more plants. Does anybody advertise in the local paper?  Our program is relatively new 5 years and we have grown the greenhouse production slowly but would like to kick it up a notch. Thanks for any ideas.