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  Outdoor, Homesteading and Environmental Courses

Florida Outdoor Learning Festival 

Feb 18-19, 2023 


Schedule Below:

Friday Feb 17

Arrival afternoon-evening if camping

Saturday Feb 18 

8-9                 Check In and Opening Circle  

9-12               Workshop: Mushrooms and Ethnobotany with Mycol Stevens (3 hrs)

12-1                Lunch Break

1-3                  Workshop: Grapevine projects with Evan Strouse (2 hrs)

3:15-5:15       Workshop: Thai massage with Eric Blevins (2 hrs)

5:15-7             Dinner Break

7-10                Ecstatic Dance with DJ Eric Blevins


Sunday Feb 19

8-9                Morning Yoga with Eric Blevins 

9-12               Workshop: Garden design and soil building with Joe Pearce (3 hrs)

12-1:30         Lunch Break

1:30-4:30     Workshop: Herbal medicine making with Athena Elise (3 hrs)

5-7                 Closing Circle and Dinner Break

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


Register early for best value! This is an intimate skillshare workshop event with limited tickets sold. 

Full Event Pass (2 days) The event pass includes all workshops, evening events, morning activities and camping for the event duration (may arrive Friday and depart Monday). $300 value.


  • $125-250 sliding scale in advance online

  • $200 at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $50-100 sliding scale in advance online

  • $100 at the event​

Day Pass: The day pass includes all activities for the day and evening plus one night camping on site night. $150 value.


  • $70-120 sliding scale in advance online

  • $100 at the event 

Youth (10-17):

  • $25-50 sliding scale in advance online

  • $50 at the event

  • Young 9 and under free! A caregiver must attend with their child. It is the caregiver(s) responsibility to look after children. We do not have babysitters on site.

Ecstatic dance 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.


  • 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.

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