Farm • Gardens • Flowers (FGF) Festival

Saturday May 18, 2024 10am-5pm at Forrest Green Farm (Louisa Virginia)

Free Event!

Enjoy food trucks, live music, vendors, farm tours, garden tours, healthy living workshops, plant sales, herbal medicine demos, and more!

🌺 10% off all plants!
🍕 Slice Versa - wood fired pizzas that are naturally leavened and made with locally milled grain
🍔 Smashed Life Food Truck - smash burgers & fries
🍻 Beer & Cider Garden with Southern Revere and Son of a Bear Cider
🎶 Sauna Mountain Valley Band - Porch & Parlor Rock & Roll; Sauna Mountain Valley winds through a rich tapestry of soundscapes, 12pm-2pm
🎸 Bailey Hayes - solo acoustic artist featuring country, classic rock, pop/soul, to folk; original music, and more, 3pm-4:30pm
🧚‍♀️ Face painting with Paint It Orange
🐓 Farm Tours
🪴 Garden Tours
🌿 Herbal Medicine Demos 
👩‍🌾 Healthy Living Workshops 

Healthy Living Workshops, Music and Farm Tours Schedule 

10:15 Infused Herbal Oil & Vinegar Demo with Denise and Lara, FGF - Little Green Tent 

10:30 Lessons in Beekeeping with Amanda, Grubby Girl - Big Green Tent

- We will cover my experiences in beekeeping over the last 20 years, how my approach has changed and answer questions.

11:00 Movement for Wellness with Juanita, Club Pilates Cville - Little Green Tent 

- Join Juanita Franke, Lead Instructor at Club Pilates Charlottesville, for a discussion about fitting movement "snacks" into your daily life. We'll focus on exercises and stretches you can do to help you while gardening, canning and enjoying the great outdoors. 

11:30 Water Kefir & Gut Health with Kellie, Owl Spoon Water Kefir Co. - Big Green Tent 

- A step-by-step guide on making water kefir and its benefits for gut health, self-care, and body awareness. Also, includes a free samples!

12:00 Herbal Salve Demo with Denise and Lara, FGF - Little Green Tent 

12-2 Sauna Mountain Valley Music - Red Barn 

12:30 Ancestral Nutrition and Healing Wisdom with Robin, Charlottesville Chapter Leader for the Weston A Price Foundation - Big Green Tent

- Come learn the ways our ancestors ate and cared for their health.

1:00 A Beginner & Kid Friendly Introduction to Drawing Plants with Vivian Blackwood - Little Green Tent 

- All are welcome to join this relaxed introductory workshop, where artist Vivian Blackwood will guide participants through the basics of drawing plants in a supportive, friendly environment. Working directly from plant specimens gathered at Forrest Green Farms, students will explore various techniques and approaches to drawing, while building their skills of close observation. This class is suitable for all skill levels, all ages & is family friendly. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Instruction & materials provided: $15 adults, $10 children (-18)

1:00 Herb Garden & Drying Shed Tour with Krista, FGF - Fenced in Herb Garden

1:30 The Significance of Local Freshly Milled Grains for You and the Economy with Craig, Deep Roots Milling - Big Green Tent

- Craig, from Deep Roots Milling, will provide an overview of their mill, including their history, the various types of grains they grind for flour, and details on where they source organic wheat. He will also explain the health and baking benefits of using stone-ground flour and discuss the purpose and impact of the Common Grain Alliance (CGA) on the local economy.

1:30 Pasture Poultry Farm Tour with Rob, FGF - Red Barn 

2:00 Oxymel Demo with Denise and Lara, FGF - Little Green Tent 

2:30 Tincture Demo with Denise and Lara, FGF - Little Green Tent

2:30 Preserving Seed Genetics: Techniques for Successful Seed Saving in Your Home Garden with Kyle, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Big Green Tent

- Introduction to seed-saving techniques across various plants, emphasizing the significance of seed saving and how home gardeners can participate in preserving seed genetics in their own gardens. 

3:00 Cultivating Dairy Delights: A Holistic Guide to Bringing Dairy Goats to Your Homestead with Olivia, The Toy Barn Homestead - Little Green Tent

- Join us for an enlightening discussion on the joys and benefits of incorporating dairy goats into your homestead and farm. Discover the nutritional advantages of goat milk, learn how to select the right breed for your needs, and explore holistic approaches to, nutrition, and health management. From milking routines to kidding season, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to embark on your dairy goat journey with success and sustainability in mind.

3-4:30 Bailey Hayes Music - Red Barn 

3:30 Regenerative Agriculture & Farming TED Talk with Rob, FGF - Big Green Tent 

4:00 Herb Infused Honey with Denise and Lara, FGF - Little Green Tent 


Southern Revere Cellars (Wine & Beer) 

Son of a Bear Cider 

Slice Versa Woodfred Pizza

Smashed Life Burger Truck 

Owl Spoon Water Kefir 

Posh Fairy Floss Cotton Candy 

La Flor Michoacana Popsicles 

Our Numinous Nature 

Paint it Orange (face painting) 

Weston A Price Cville Chapter 

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Blooming Lotus Acupuncture

The Braided Potter

RVA Goats 

Club Pilates Cville 

Deep Roots Milling 

Grubby Girl

The Toy Barn Homestead 

Farmstead Ferments 

Master Gardeners