At Botanique Preservation Equipment, we are very interested in our clients’ success in both the production and marketing of freeze dried flowers. At our Training Center in Reston, Virginia, we work closely with you in a private setting, one-on-one, introducing you to all facets of freeze drying. Our students experience the operation and maintenance of the freeze dry equipment firsthand. Also, they gain valuable knowledge from working directly with fresh product being prepared for freeze drying, pre-treating flowers for floral freeze drying, post-treating freeze dried flowers, and designing in a keepsake frame for bridal bouquet preservation.
Some of The Topics Covered
Introduction to freeze drying (Lyophilization), the conditions necessary for sublimation
Setup procedures for new freeze dry equipment
Control panel operation and initial start-up on a freeze dryer
Care & handling of fresh flowers, including hydration and nutrition
Pre-treating flowers, loading trays, and drying cycles for freeze drying
Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on freeze dry equipment
Loading and unloading a freeze dryer
Flowers that process well in a freeze drier
Marketing of freeze dried flowers
Designing in bubble frames & shadow boxes
Production cost for freeze dried botanicals (Worksheet for Individual components and pre-made designs)
Sourcing everything you need
Tools of the trade for freeze drying
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!