"Waterleaf Farm is the most beautiful place to pick flowers! Such a special little gem in Ashland! Melanie grows really happy and plentiful amounts of flowers like sunflowers, zinnia, Cosmo, dahlias , and so many more it's such a fun opportunity and creative way to craft a bouquet and connect with Beauty and Flowers." - L. Hembrock
Enjoy festive time crafting together with the lovely aromas of the evergreen needles as you're guided to make your own magical wreath. Bringing nature to your home adds light, beauty, and a reminder of the next green season to come. We will be using seasonal evergreens, with an array of wild berries, foliage and pinecones to adorn. Delicious drinks available for purchase. Book your ticket here: https://elderapothecary.love/products/everlasting-wreath-workshop
Enjoy festive time crafting together as you're guided to make your own floral magical wreath that lasts for years. Bringing nature into your home adds light, beauty, and a reminder of the next green season to come. A wonderful gift idea too. All flowers and foliage organically grown at the farm. Savor cozy teatime at lovely Lovejoy's Tea Room. Price includes afternoon tea and light tea fare.
Enjoy festive time crafting together as you're guided to make your own floral magical wreath that lasts for years. Bringing nature into your home adds light, beauty, and a reminder of the next green season to come. A wonderful gift idea too. All flowers and foliage organically grown at the farm. Enjoy Paschal wine and drink, and beautiful space while crafting. Price for wreath making only.
Enjoy festive time crafting together as you're guided to make your own dried flower/foliage wreath. They can last for years! Bringing nature into your home adds light, beauty, and a reminder of the next green season to come. And they are wonderful gifts. Come play in joy and reverence.:)
Needing more peaceful, relaxing time to slow down in nature? Commune with the flowers by tuning into their essence together. Through touching and smelling the flowers, guided meditations and group mandala making, you will come away with more confidence in plant communication and a deeper connection to Nature and Yourself. No experience necessary, just an open mind and curiosity.:)
APPRENTICESHIP FLOWER FARMING & PLANT SPIRIT CONNECTION (UNPAID) 2024
April- November -(6 weeks minimum)
Unique Opportunity for Learning how to Small Scale Flower Farm and Deepening in Relationship with the Plants
Waterleaf Farm is part of a 20 acre land conservancy called Eagle Mill Farm, diverse in cultivation and wild areas. We love community and open the farm to a flower U- Pick, events and workshops.
In the growing season, the farm is a buzz with natural and human community life and also one can immerse themself in the gardens in silence.
Currently, there are 6 farmers and a handful of gardeners. The farmer's run small farm businesses including cultivation of veggies, medicinal herbs (@wildgardenmedicinals), cactuses (www.galactic-cactus.com), seeds (hardyseeds.com), 40 year old vineyard, and Waterleaf Flowers.
Description of Work Offered
1. Flower Farm Operation—
Required: At least 80% of the hours will be learning through Fieldwork, including Bed Prep, Planting, Weeding/Trellising, Harvesting, and Sorting.
Potential: Floral Design, bouquet making, and flower deliveries, and hosting U- pick; depending on your interests and what you’d like to know more about.
2. Deepening in Relationship with the Flowers—
*Learn how to attune to the spirit of the Flowers and be a co-creative relationship with the plants.
-Join Seasonal Workshops, Flower Essence Workshops, Experiential Flower Tours at no cost. 1- 2 available p/month
-Plant spirit meditations with the living flowers and herbs (2 x p/wk 20 min)
-One-on-One Flower Essence Making 1 p/month (3 hrs)
-Receive flower healing and essence session (not required).
Expectation and Exchange
*12-20 hrs p/wk (opportunity for more work if needed with Waterleaf Farm or other farmers' projects)-depending on housing, etc.
*6 weeks minimum
*Staple foods provided (you can specify dietary preferences)
*Farm fresh veggies and cut flowers (for your own creative play, enjoyment and to experiment with your own floral designing.)
*Opportunity to participate in all of the workshops
April through June, apprentice 6 week available anytime April through November
Rustic camping with an outdoor kitchen, solar shower or on demand shower, and a compost toilet. There is no power in the living area. Power is available a 2 minute walk from camping area next to Waterleaf Flowers fields.
The farm is 2.5 miles from Downtown Ashland. This is a 6 minute drive, or a 10-12 minute bike ride mostly on bike/pedestrian path or 15 minute bus ride. The bus comes every 20 minutes most days and it takes 10 minutes to walk to the bus stop from the farm.
There may also be times when you can get a ride from someone else who is leaving the farm. May-October there are several vehicles going to town many times a day.
Jackson Wellsprings healing spring waters are across the Street.
INTERESTED IN APPRENTICE POSITION?
Call and let's chat! Or send an email expressing what you are hoping to gain from the apprentice position. Also include a resume or description of work or experiences related to the position or otherwise to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Look forward to seeing if you are a fit.
Year Round 2024
Would you like to be around high vibrational flower energy? Interested in learning how to garden or small-scale farm? Looking for community? We love helping hands! Please inquire if you’d like to come out once or regularly.
We are easy to access on the North side of Ashland. Leave the farm with a bouquet of flowers and a happy body and heart, fed by being in nature.
Text/call Melanie at 503.916.9576 or email email@example.com.