A healthy, productive farm is alot like the natural eco-systems that we live within – it is a complex web of interlocking and nested relationships. Farm design and planning is a critical part of developing the layers of infrastructure and functions needed for creating a sustainable and well formed farmstead. But this is equal parts art and science – passion and practical considerations. And it all starts with dreaming and intentional imagination!
Join us on Tuesday, June 19 (5 – 8pm) at Great Day Gardens in Forest, Virginia as we partner with our young farming friends Michael Grantz and Arden Jones, walking through uncultivated parts of their farm, brainstorming and discussing possibilities for the next phases of their farm development.
We will start with our monthly community potluck (bring healthy food to share), and finish off the evening with the walking conversation (“dream-n-walk”) where you will be invited to share your farm design suggestions and ideas.
When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (5-8pm) (5:00-5:45) Arriving and Networking (5:45-6:45) Potluck / Eating together (6:45-8:00) Farm Design ‘dream-n-walk’
Bring: 1) A healthy dish to share. 2) Your own dishware. 3) Cash donations are welcome and help us keep these gatherings going.
Location: Great Day Gardens, 2261 Thomas Jefferson Rd Forest, VA 24551
Directions: If coming from 221, take a right onto 811 (Thomas Jefferson Road) after you pass through the 2nd stoplight (Everett Road), Great Day Gardens is the first driveway on the right. Look for the Land and Table sign by the driveway. You’ll see a large old white farmhouse. Parking in the driveway or up in the field to the left (between the house and barn).