January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
$195.00 - To register, call Berkshire Community College: 413-236-2127 or Berkshire Botanical Garden: 413-298-3926
Chris Wellens
413-298-3926 x 20







This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. It will be offered again in the spring of 2019. 

Classes meet on Fridays, 1-5pm: January 12 – 26, 2018.

Click here to Register Note: You will be redirected to the Berkshire Community College registration page.

This 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 subcontractors to a business advantage and ways to organize a business, from sole proprietor to incorporation (S-Corp, Inc., LLC). This course will cover dealing with employees, insurance, and tax write-offs.  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 projectstart to finish. The focus will be on staying small, lean, and smart and, finally, how to make a profit

Instructor – Craig Okerstrom-Lang, ASLA, is a landscape architect located in Berkshire County.  His vast business experiences ranges from public to private projects.  He teaches a variety of programs for the botanical garden including graphic, design and business practices.

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