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The Business of Gardening

When: 
November 02, 2018 1:00 pm to November 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Where: 

Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden

This course meets for 3 weeks on Fridays, November 2-16, 1 – 5 pm

his course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of horticulture. Participants will learn how to write a simple business plan, understand a team approach using employees and subcontractors, leasing equipment, bidding out materials and plant materials to a business advantage.  Also general ways to organize a business, from sole proprietor to incorporation (S-Corp, Inc., LLC) and the legal deductions it is allowed. Learn the industry standards for markups on materials and labor, what the going rate is to charge clients, and how to cost-estimate projects. Students will complete a cost estimate for a residential project—start to finish. The focus will be how to best prepare yourself to run your own business and how to make a profit.

Instructor: Craig Okerstrom-Lang, A.S.L.A.

BBG Members: $175, Non-Members: $185

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The Horticulture Certificate Program is a collaboration between Berkshire Botanical Garden and Berkshire Community College.

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Open Daily 9AM to 5PM

May 1st through Columbus Day
Here in beautiful Stockbridge, MA

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Adults
$15
Seniors
$14
Students
$12
Under 12
Free

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