Outdoor, Homesteading and Environmental Courses

Gathering wild hog plums off the property and making jams. Yum!

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Creating walkways and raised beds with recycled materials @ The FOLC Farm

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Paints, niches, earthen floors all help make this an amazing space- Women's community market space in Guatemala

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Gathering wild hog plums off the property and making jams. Yum!

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Florida Outdoor Learning Festival 

Feb 19-21, 2022 (President's Day long weekend)

 

Schedule Below:

Friday Feb 18

Arrival afternoon

7-10 pm pizza social, open mike music and storytelling around the fire

Saturday Feb 19, Sunday Feb 20, Monday Feb 21

8-9   Guided Breathwork and/or Yoga


9:30-10 Opening circle


10-12: Workshop 1: two options

12-1: Lunch break

1-3: Workshop 2: two options

3-5: Workshop 3: two options


5-7: Dinner break

7-10    Evening Activities: Bonfire, Music Performance, Ecstatic Dance with DJ Eric Blevins

A more detailed schedule will be posted as the event draws closer. Confirmed Workshops below!

  • Homesteading tour (house design, permitting process, garden design, tiny house alternatives)

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Everything Mushrooms

  • Foraging

  • Thai massage

  • Native Florida habitat and prescribed burns

  • Knowing your Knots

  • Soil building in Florida

  • Composting food scraps and humanure

  • Functional medicine

  • Biochar

  • Yoga

REGISTRATION and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Register early for best value! This is an intimate skillshare workshop event with limited tickets sold. We will only sell 30 tickets per day and will close registration once we meet max capacity.

Day Pass: The day pass includes morning movement, three workshops, the evening event and camping on site for one night. A total value of $150

 

Adult:

  • $75 if purchased by January 21

  • $90 if purchased by February 7

  • $100 is purchased less than two weeks in advance or at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $40 if purchased by January 21

  • $50 if purchased by February 7

  • $60 if purchased less than two weeks in advance or at the event

 

Full Event Pass (3.5 days) Best Value! The event pass includes all workshops, evening events, morning activities and camping for the event duration (may arrive Friday and depart Tuesday)

Adult:

  • $200 if purchased by January 21 

  • $230 if purchased by February 7

  • $260 if purchased less than two weeks in advance of at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $100 if purchased by January 21

  • $125 if purchased by February 7

  • $150 if purchased less than two weeks in advance or at the event

Young 9 and under free! A caregiver must attend with their child. While there will be a few kids station activities over the weekend for the grade school youth, it is ultimately the caregiver(s) responsibility to look after children. We do not have babysitters on site.

One evening event only pass: $25 per person

*Please get in touch if you wish to participate, but the price is prohibitive for you. There are limited work trade positions available. info@thefolcfarm.com

Amenities

  • There are amenities on site for comfortable camping: outdoor heated shower, composting toilet outhouse, cooking area (kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster oven, burner plates, coffee pot, kettle, cooking equipment), a screened porch with lights and outlets and socializing space, a fire ring, outdoor picnic tables and seating.  

  • There will be group potluck dinners, but generally you should plan to handle your own food storage and prep. The farm is only 3 miles/ 10 minutes away from downtown Gainesville and grocery stores. 

  • There will be a vending area where instructors will sell their crafts and goods.

Workshops and community events throughout the year

 

We have a variety of classes related to earthskills, wilderness and survival, homesteading, community building, and environmental practices offered throughout the year. Dates, times, and fees will vary so please keep up with the website and FB page for updates.  

We also regularly host free community potlucks, jam sessions, holiday events and other socials throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. Look for events on the home page of website and facebook.