jazzyguy17 asks: Is it possible to earn a decent living as an independent horticulture advisor if I don’t have formal training?
I’ve been growing many different plants in a community garden for 8-9 years and also growing orchids. I’ve learned a lot by joining a local orchid society where experts give workshops on growing these delicate plants I’m wondering if I could develop a part-time career advising others on how to grow plants based on my experience and knowledge learned by reading books on plants. I live in an Urban environment and am quite sure many apartment dwellers could use assistance or advice on caring for their plants or garden. I’m wondering how much to charge and what’s the best way to advertise.
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Answer by Cat
You could put yourself out there…but usually garden centers will give advice for free.
If you decide to go for it…you might try to expand what you offer. Not many people look to pay for “advice” alone. You could offer re-potting services, vacation-plant-care services, container gardening planning/implementation. Until your name gets known, advertise wherever you can. Flyers. Door inserts in the affluent neighborhoods. local “hip” periodicals that focus on local entertainment and community. Look around, try to see a need, then try to fill it.
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