Make a one-of-a-kind organic flower arrangement using stems harvested just for you. After a tour of our flower field and orchard, you'll learn how to create a vibrant, fragrant arrangement using organic cut flowers, herbs and greenery. Farmer Erin will share growing tips, the best sources for gardening supplies as well as provide tips on sustainable, foam-free design. You'll make new friends and go home with a beautiful work of art. All materials and refreshments provided. Class held at outside beside our flower field, Green Gate Farms' River Farm, 156 Howard Lane, Bastrop, 78602. (Flowers are harvested in advance of class so no refunds. Rain date: Nov. 19, 10:00)
What's more fun than wearing flowers? Join Farmer Erin as we tour the flower field and choose flowers and greenery to make something beautiful that can be worn or displayed. You'll go home with a tattoo you can wear as a bracelet, necklace, anklet or use as a display. Fun for all ages! Class meets outdoors beside the Big Red Barn. $40 per person. Fee covers tour, one tattoo. Non-refundable as flowers are harvested prior to class.
Create your very own crown and capture your art with a one-of-a-kind portrait! Fun for all ages -- for birthdays, for Father's Day, for the helluva of it. In addition to a farm tour, we’ll show you how to use grapevine, wildflowers, flowers, and veggies to make your own wild headdress. Class held outdoors on picnic tables beside Big Red Barn (8310 Canoga Ave. Austin, TX, 78724) from 10-noon. $75 per crown/portrait. Refreshments provided. Sorry, no refunds as materials are harvested before class -- the last chance to enjoy a class on the farm until Fall. (Pictured is Farmer Skip wearing the veggies he grew.)
If you dream of buying a farm or homestead or perhaps you've inherited land and need ideas on how to make it productive, this class is for you! Adult Farm Camp is your opportunity to get all your questions answered by the founders of Green Gate Farms. After a tour of our historic east Austin farm and agrihood, we'll review equipment and fields, answering questions ranging from soil tests to farm marketing. Class is tailored to participants' interests.