Pick & Play with Deb Jasinski
Planning a wedding or event – or maybe you just love arranging flowers? We have partnered with Deb Jasinski from Ochre and Bough on a new series of design events. This is a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time with an amazing local designer. Deb is a thirty-year veteran of the floral industry. She is the floral designer and creative director at Ochre & Bough, as well as a freelance designer who specializes in weddings, events and large-scale onsite installations.
Deb’s design style has gotten her works published in magazines like Wedding Bells, Style Me Pretty and others! She encourages her students to ‘be’ outdoors and to ‘observe’ our natural surroundings on a more intimate level. So that is what these Pick & Play workshops will do! Each afternoon begins with a guided walk through our fields. You follow your senses and pick whatever catches your fancy. Then we re-group in our studio (with some flower-inspired mocktails and refreshments). Deb will help you find your unique flower style, and coach you through a custom arrangement that you take home. Registration for each Pick & Play is $60. Price includes all design materials, flowers and refreshments. Bring your own cutters!
Sunday July 7 – 1:00 – 4:00 – Design Basics & Secrets
Perfect for DIY brides or anyone who wants to arrange flowers like a pro! Register.
Sunday July 21 – 1:00 – 4:00 – Expanding Creativity
Draw on that creativity and expand your design horizon! We’ll focus on integrating the unusual into design. Register.
Sunday September 22 – 1:00 – 4:00 – Unique Containers
Our focus this time is on designing in unusual containers! So bring a unique container along! And oooh – the dahlias will be blooming! Register.
Friday October 11 – 1:00 – 4:00 – Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Nothing says fall like a pumpkin arranged with flowers. Learn how and take your design home. As we write this (March 17), Theresa is seeding some unique fall flowers and foliage exclusively for this workshop!!! Your arrangement will be the talk of the town! Register.
Later in the Season…
Sex in the Garden – Sunday September 15 – 1:00 – 4:00
(Not really!) Revisit high school biology and learn how your favourite vegetables, flowers and herbs are propagated. Walk our fields and gather seeds and cuttings freely, and dig perennials to take home. Bring cutters, a shovel, empty pots and plastic bags for your loot. Registration includes a pick-your-own flower bouquet too! (Note – this workshop needs nice weather to proceed. So if its raining hard, we’ll re-schedule and/or refund your payment.) Pre-registration required – $40
Annual Bulb and Perennial Sale – September 28 & 29 – 9:00 – 4:00
Buy in person, or order on-line (coming soon) for pickup. Fall bulbs (tulips, alliums, daffodils and many more), plus irises, peonies and other fall-planted perennials.
Foraged Wreath Workshop – Sunday November 24 or Sunday December 1, 1:00 – 4:00
Forage natural materials from our forest and fields. Then join our designers in our studio to design your unique seasonal wreath. Includes assorted wreath making supplies, ribbons and decorative add-ons. Let your creative juices flow!! Pre-registration required – $60. Bring your own cutters.
Holiday Flower Pop-Up Market – December 21 & 22
Pre-order holiday arrangements (pop-up shop coming soon), or drop by our on-farm studio for inspired holiday hostess gifts, decor and plants.
Coming up next winter …….
So, you think you want to be a flower farmer?
We’ve been getting requests weekly from people who think they want to grow and sell flowers for a bit of supplemental income, or as a full time business. This winter we will be offering a two day intensive on-farm workshop to help you think through all your questions, and make a plan. We’ll tell you the whole back story – what its REALLY like, how much money you can realistically make, and how many hours you need to spend to do that. Flower Farming Truths Revealed!