August 5. Flower arranging and a farm-to-table lunch

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Experience a wonderful day all about flowers here at our farm! Danielle of Franktown House Flowers will lead you in cutting your own flowers from our flower garden, and then using them to build your own arrangement. Danielle will teach you about different kinds of flowers, their care, and the principles of building beautiful arrangements. You will have the chance to wander through our farmstead and orchard, and will build your arrangements in our big barn's hayloft. At the end of the day you will take your flowers with you to enjoy at home. 

After finishing with the flowers, you will be treated to a leisurely three course farm-to-table lunch prepared with great ingredients grown right here on the farm. 

10:00 AM - Meet at the farm house of Ferme L'eau du ruisseau
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM - Flower activities. Learn, explore, cut and arrange.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Lunch served in our dining room in the farm house.

 Other details:
-Dress for the conditions. You will be in the flower garden, so wear sturdy footwear.
-If you have a pair of pruning shears/secateurs, please bring them. We have several sets, but not enough for everyone to use them at once.
-Bring a clean vessel (vase, pitcher, or pail) to transport your bouquet. In your car, you can put a box, crate, or cooler  to keep the vessel upright with a towel or newspapers supporting around it. Keep that box on the car floor for greatest stability in transit.

About your instructor:

Danielle Schami, farmer-florist, Franktown House Flowers. Danielle launched her Wakefield flower farm in 2013, where she lives with her spouse, two children, farm dog, and a plethora of wildlife. She is passionate about the healing power of flowers, regenerative agriculture and sustainable floristry. Danielle is among the pioneers of local flower farming in the region - a movement that has grown rapidly in recent years across Quebec and Canada, and around the globe. Danielle has contributed to raising awareness about locally-grown flowers at the Wakefield Market, through the Marché de l'Outaouais, as a founding vendor of the Ottawa Flower Market, by promoting Canadian Flowers Week, and as a member of Slow Flowers and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. She looks forward to sharing her passion for flowers and sustainable floristry with you!