floral design - course or apprenticeship?
I am considering a career change to floral design. As a long term goal, I would like to own a floral design business for special events (out of my home). Since I have no background in floral design/arranging (other than my gardening and floral hobbies), I am unsure of appropriate first steps. I am currently brainstorming ideas - apply to local continuing education courses/certificates (higher $ investment) or seeking a mentor at local florists and working part-time as an apprentice. Any suggestions, feedback is appreciated.