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, fire circle

Saturday Feb 19 

8-9            Breathwork with Paikea Cheng Liu

9:30-10    Morning Circle 

10-12        Workshop: Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants with Susan Marynowski

12-1           Lunch Break

1-3             Workshop: Longleaf Pine Restoration with Michael Adler

3-5             Workshop: Mushroom Cultivation with Bill Wong

5-7             Dinner Break

7-10           Ecstatic Dance with DJ Eric Blevins


Sunday Feb 20

8-9           Yoga with Eric Blevins 

9:30-10    Morning Circle

10-12        Workshop: Prescribed Burning with Evan Strouse

12-1           Lunch Break

1-3            Workshop: Make your own Fire Cider with Willow

3-5            Workshop: Ecovillage Living, Life at Dancing Rabbitt with Dan Durica

5-7             Dinner Break

7-10          Evening Open mike stories and songs around the fire 

Monday Feb 21 

9-12          Workshop Intensive: Thai Massage with Eric Blevins

12-1           Lunch Break

1-3            Workshop: Making Biochar with Joe Pierce

3-5            Workshop: Bamboo Cultivation with Joe Pierce 

5-7            Closing Circle and Trade Blanket


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.

Full Event Pass (3 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)


  • $200 in advance 

  • $250 at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $100 in advance

  • $125 at the event

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


  • $75 in advance

  • $100 at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $40 in advance

  • $50 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: $20 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


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  • 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.  

  • Participants can coordinate 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.