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Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop
Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop

Foraging and Flower Drying Workshop

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$375.00 USD
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$375.00 USD
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Bear Creek Farm is excited to invite you to the enriching experience of our Foraging Workshop, with a companion focus on the art of flower drying. Last year marked the beginning of this unique journey into the wild beauty that envelopes our farm, and this year, we’re eager to delve deeper. Foraging is not just about gathering; it's an adventure in creativity, a dialogue with nature, and a celebration of the unexpected beauty that surrounds us. Through meadows, fields, and roadsides, we uncover the raw materials for creating truly singular and captivating floral art.

Dates for Full Day Foraging Workshop 2024

  • Saturday, July 21, 2024, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday, August 18, 2024, 10 am - 4 pm

What Will Be Featured?

The workshop unfolds with an exclusive tour of our summer gardens, an area typically unseen by visitors, offering a peek into the heart of Bear Creek Farm. Our dialogue begins with a candid sharing of our planting philosophy—choices made not just for beauty, but for resilience, ease of cultivation, and harmony with local flora. Here, we open up about our journey, celebrating our successes and learning from our challenges, embodying the ethos that every misstep is a stepping stone to greater understanding and creativity.

As we venture into the wilder parts of Bear Creek, the art of foraging takes center stage. You'll learn not just what to look for, but how to harvest responsibly, ensuring the sustainability of our natural treasures. This hands-on exploration is as much about conservation as it is about artistic expression, blending the wild with the cultivated to create something truly unique.

A lively lunch will follow, providing a space for vibrant discussion and sharing of discoveries. It's a time to connect, learn from each other, and spark new ideas.

In the afternoon, we discuss flower drying techniques: exploring methods that maintain color, structure, and aroma. We'll cover the best flowers for drying and how to arrange them for optimal preservation. Next comes the creation of your own meadow bouquet, incorporating your foraged finds with summer blooms and dried flowers under the expert guidance of Kristi Zunk, our Director of Floral Design. This session promises not just the creation of a bouquet but the birth of a vision, combining the spontaneity of foraged materials with the deliberate beauty of cultivated flowers.

What is Included?

  • A bounty of flowers and natural items foraged from our lands;
  • All necessary materials for arranging, including ribbons and snips;
  • An intentionally small class size, ensuring personalized guidance, ample opportunity for questions, and hands-on assistance from our experts.

Who Will Flourish in Our Workshop?

  • Nature lovers of all backgrounds, no gardening experience required;
  • Floral enthusiasts eager to elevate their arrangement skills to new heights;
  • Flower farmers interested in incorporating foraged elements into their offerings for a unique market edge.

This year, we’re setting the stage for a workshop that promises not only to engage but to inspire, blending the freedom of foraging with the discipline of design. It's an invitation to interact with nature, to listen and respond to its myriad forms and colors, and to take part in the sustainable creation of beauty. Join us at Bear Creek Farm for a day of discovery, creation, and connection, nestled in the untamed beauty of nature that waits just beyond the garden.

Details

This full-day foraging workshop is $375. Class size is strictly limited to allow for adequate hands-on instruction and personalized attention appropriate to all levels.  For FAQ regarding workshops, please go to resources on the website.

Referral Discount
When you and a friend sign up together, we will extend a 10% off discount to each of you! Email us at info@bearcreekfarm.com for more info.