Workshops & Events
DESIGNING FROM YOUR GARDEN
Have you ever walked through a garden and wished that you could hold onto the beauty that you see just a little longer? Have you marveled at interesting textures and unique shapes and been inspired to touch and create something with these beautiful floral elements? In this workshop, you’ll get to do both of those things as we learn the basics of creating a floral centerpiece. We’ll cover how to select, harvest, condition and arrange with flowering branches and other “woodies”, bulbs, perennials and hardy annuals commonly found in the May cutting garden.
We’ll work with items harvested from Flora Farm and Seven Seeds Farm in Williams, in addition to other locally foraged floral materials. Also, participants are encouraged to bring in materials from their own gardens, and course instructor and local flower farmer Stacey Denton will help everyone to identify how these materials can best be cared for and used in floral design work. We’ll be creating foam-free arrangements from local, organically-grown materials, and you’ll leave with your gorgeous arrangement (in a vase for your keeping) and the ability to re-create future chemical-free centerpieces any time of year to adorn your home, to provide as a memorable gift, or to assist a friend in preparing for their wedding or special event. This workshop makes a great gift for Mom on Mother’s Day!
Saturday, May 11, 1-4pm, Jefferson Farm Kitchen, Jacksonville, OR
Cost: $100 Early-bird (by May 5); $125 after May 5th
Snacks and Beverage from Jefferson Farm Kitchen included
FARM TO FORK/VASE DINNER AT SEVEN SEEDS FARM
Join us to experience the next generation of Farm to Table dinners where our all our senses are stimulated through the taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight of locally-sourced and exquisitely prepared flower-centric dinner courses. In cooperation with Our Family Farms, we invite you to help us celebrate American Flowers Week, when the eyes of the country gaze inward to discover the incredible abundance and captivating colors that can be grown on flower farms in the United States. But, let’s not just look at flowers-- we’ll walk the field with farmers Stacey Denton and Don Tipping and take in the evening aroma of night-blooming nicotiana, we’ll get our hands on recently harvested blooms with DIY bouquet making, and we’ll witness, with our ears, the night-shift pollinators arrive. Enjoy an evening on the farm and dine with us as a locally acclaimed chef takes us on a culinary journey with seasonal food and flowers of the Rogue and Applegate Valleys.
Sunday, June 30, 5pm, Williams, OR
WREATH MAKING CLASSES
As the weather cools, what could be better than snuggling into a crafty space to create something beautiful while sipping a hot beverage and nibbling on yummy snacks? Come join us as Stacey Denton leads a seasonal wreath making class with local farm-grown and foraged materials of fabulous colors, textures and aromas. We’ll work with both fresh and dried materials-- evergreens, flowers, grasses and seed pods. Participants will take home a wreath of their making, learn the skills to make one again, and learn about drying techniques to preserve locally available botanical materials.
Saturday, November 16, Grants Pass, OR, VinFarm, 2-4pm
Saturday, November 23, Jacksonville, OR, Jefferson Farm Kitchen, 1-3pm
Cost: $50 Early Bird (registration begins in August)