Workshops

Little Island Farm is excited to host the following Hands-On Workshops
conducted by Astoria Growers Market

2021 Workshops

April 24 -  Spring Cutting Garden Bouquets,
Our Flagship Class

May 15 - Create an Herb Garden Container 

May 22 - Hand Tied Bridal Bouquets

Sept 18 - DIY Wedding Florals

Sept 25 - Fall Cutting Garden Bouquets

(Course descriptions below)

 

Our Mission:  We want to help you get back in touch with your own ‘inner gardener’, inspire your creativity, find your ‘green thumb’, and focus on finding enjoyment in your landscape or garden by growing seasonal flowers that will add fragrance and beauty to your life.

Who We Are:  Workshops are instructed by two floral professionals and flower farmers, Kim Howell of Little Island Flowers and Kathleen Barber of Erika's Fresh Flowers (bio’s here), and co-owners of Astoria Growers Market.

 

Registration: Registration for workshops is found on the Astoria Growers Market online shop.  The links on this page will take you there to register and pay. The price of the class includes tax. Please read each class description carefully before registering. Workshops are held at Little Island Farm and Flower Farm on Puget Island, Cathlamet Washington. After registration is complete, Astoria Growers Market will email you more details and directions to the farm. 

Covid-19 Information: Class size is typically limited to 8 people at max unless stated otherwise; five students must be signed up for a class to run. During COVID, we are restricting class sizes to 8, so students have plenty of space to spread out. We will be requiring all attendees to wear a mask.

Logistics: The class will be held outdoors in a covered area. Remember to dress according to the weather. Only paid participants should attend. Please leave your furry friends at home. 

Accommodations: If you have special needs we would love to accommodate you. Please email us at astoriagrowersmarket@gmail.com

Refunds: No refunds are offered for students who can not make it after registering. However, if you can’t make it after registering, you’re welcome to name another person to take your place. Please contact us in advance of the workshop to arrange this. A refund will be given if the class is canceled by Astoria Growers Market. Generally, this will be in the event of severe weather, state or county gathering restrictions due to Covid, or lack of sufficient registrations to conduct the workshop.

Spring Workshops

Spring Cutting Garden Bouquets

Our Flagship Class

Creating Beauty with Your Slow Garden Bounty

Date: Saturday, APRIL 24, 2021

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Little Island Farm and Flowers, 316 E. Little Island Rd, Cathlamet, WA

$150  Register Here

 

Workshop Includes:

  • Garden Tour: The afternoon will kick off with a 45-minute tour of Little Island Farm & Flowers. Kim will be your guide as you stroll through the rows and peek into hoop houses on her beautiful flower farm. Kim and Kathleen will go over how to choose the right plants for creating a cutting garden in your space, prepare the soil, watering, managing weeds, caring for plants, and harvesting your stems so you will have an abundance of blooms for gorgeous bouquets. Enjoy the landscape and ask questions.

  • Class Instruction: In our relaxed setting you will learn everything you need to create your own custom, lush, floral arrangement with flowers from your backyard cutting garden. Please feel free to ask questions. This class is packed with information. All supplies provided and you’ll take home the fresh garden bouquet you create!

  • A Hands-On Experience: Put your unique style into the basic framework you learn in this floral design class. Under the pavilion, you can pick from an assortment of flowers, foliage, pods, vines, and more. This is time to play with beautiful flowers and let the artist in you out. You will also receive a packet of seeds, appropriate for fall planting, to take home to plant in your cutting garden. A demonstration will be provided on how to sow seeds properly. Also, a professional photo of you and your creation will be taken at the end of class so you can remember this day. You will be emailed the photo within two weeks of the class ending.

 

Light seasonal refreshments provided during workshops. 

This workshop is held outdoors and under cover so please come prepared for the weather.

Create an Herb Garden Container 

Creating Beauty with Your Slow Garden Bounty

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Little Island Farm and Flowers, 316 E. Little Island Rd, Cathlamet, WA

$150  Register Here

 Workshop Includes:

  • Garden Tour: The afternoon will kick off with a 45-minute tour of Little Island Farm & Flowers. Kim will be your guide as you stroll through the rows and peek into hoop houses on her beautiful flower farm. Kim and Kathleen will go over how to choose the right plant for your space, prepare the soil, watering, managing weeds, caring for plants, and harvesting your stems so you will have an abundance of blooms all summer long. Enjoy the landscape and ask questions.

  • Class Instruction: Under the pavilion in our relaxed setting, you will learn everything you need to plant your own herb garden such as choosing your container, soil, amendments, and how to care for your herbs. We will discuss using herbs to evoke the senses in your floral arrangements too. Please feel free to ask questions. This class is packed with information. All supplies provided and you’ll take home your own herb container garden.

  • A Hands-On Experience: You will get your hands dirty in this class! You will plant a variety of herbs in two 7-gallon felt pots that you will be able to take home with you. Herbs make excellent cut foliage for floral arrangements and culinary use if you love to cook. You will receive a packet of edible flower seeds to take home to plant in your cutting garden. A demonstration will be provided on how to sow seeds properly.  

 

Light seasonal refreshments provided during workshops. 

This workshop is held outside undercover so please come prepared for the weather.

Hand Tied Bridal Bouquets

Timeless Techniques for Bridal Flowers

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Little Island Farm and Flowers, 316 E. Little Island Rd, Cathlamet, WA

$150  Register Here

 Workshop Includes:

  • Garden Tour: The afternoon will kick off with a 45-minute tour of Little Island Farm & Flowers. Kim will be your guide as you stroll through the rows and peek into hoop houses on her beautiful flower farm. Kim and Kathleen will go over choosing the best flowers to plant and/or forage to fill a bridal bouquet and considerations for harvesting and handling cut blooms. Enjoy the landscape and ask questions.

  • Class Instruction: In our relaxed setting you will learn everything you need to create your own custom, lush, hand-tied bridal bouquet with flowers from your backyard cutting garden. Please feel free to ask questions. This class is packed with information. All supplies provided and you’ll take home the fresh garden bouquet you create!

  • A Hands-On Experience: Put your unique style into the basic framework you learn in this floral design class. Under the pavilion, we will have flowers that work best for bridal work. This is time to play with beautiful flowers and let the artist in you out. A wide range of satin ribbon to choose from and a cylinder vase is provided to finish off your bouquet. Also, a professional photo of you and your creation will be taken at the end of class so you can remember this day. You will be emailed the photo within two weeks of the class ending. Note: You don’t have to have a wedding planned to enjoy this class. 

 

Light seasonal refreshments provided during workshops. 

This workshop takes place undercover and outdoors so please come prepared for the weather.

Fall Classes

DIY Wedding Florals 

Timeless Techniques for Basic Bridal Flowers

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 12 pm - 4 pm

Location: Little Island Farm and Flowers, 316 E. Little Island Rd, Cathlamet, WA

$200  Register Here

 Workshop Includes:

  • Garden Tour: The afternoon will kick off with a short tour of Little Island Farm & Flowers. Kim will be your guide as you stroll through the rows and peek into hoop houses on her beautiful flower farm. Enjoy the landscape and ask questions.

  • Class Instruction: Take the complication out of bridal flowers. For brides that are considering doing their own wedding flowers or for anyone who wants to help with creating flowers for a wedding, this class is a must-have. In our relaxed setting, you will learn the basic skills to create boutonnieres, corsages, and centerpieces. We will discuss planning, storing, and transporting your flowers as well as sharing a timeline and other information to help you create beautiful florals. Please feel free to ask questions. This class is packed with information. All supplies provided and you’ll take home what you create!

  • A Hands-On Experience: Put your unique style into the basic framework you learn in this floral design class. Under the pavilion, we will have flowers that work best for bridal work. This is time to play with beautiful flowers and let the artist in you out. A wide range of satin ribbon to choose from and a vase is provided to finish off your centerpiece. Also, a professional photo of you and your creation will be taken at the end of class so you can remember this day. You will be emailed the photo within two weeks of the class ending. Note: You don’t have to have a wedding planned to enjoy this class. 

 

Light seasonal refreshments provided during workshops. 

This workshop is held outdoors under cover so please come prepared for the weather.

Fall Cutting Garden Bouquets 

Creating Beauty with Your Slow Garden Bounty

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Little Island Farm and Flowers, 316 E. Little Island Rd, Cathlamet, WA

$150  Register Here

 

Workshop Includes:

  • Garden Tour: The afternoon will kick off with a 45-minute tour of Little Island Farm & Flowers. Kim will be your guide as you stroll through the rows and peek into hoop houses on her beautiful flower farm. Kim and Kathleen will go over how to choose the right plants for creating a cutting garden in your space, prepare the soil, watering, managing weeds, caring for plants, and harvesting your stems so you will have an abundance of blooms for gorgeous bouquets. Enjoy the landscape and ask questions.

  • Class Instruction: In our relaxed setting you will learn everything you need to create your own custom, lush, floral arrangement with flowers from your backyard cutting garden. Please feel free to ask questions. This class is packed with information. All supplies provided and you’ll take home the fresh garden bouquet you create!

  • A Hands-On Experience: Put your unique style into the basic framework you learn in this floral design class. Under the pavilion, you can pick from an assortment of flowers, foliage, pods, vines, and more. This is time to play with beautiful flowers and let the artist in you out. You will also receive a packet of seeds, appropriate for fall planting, to take home to plant in your cutting garden. A demonstration will be provided on how to sow seeds properly. Also, a professional photo of you and your creation will be taken at the end of class so you can remember this day. You will be emailed the photo within two weeks of the class ending.

 

Light seasonal refreshments provided during workshops. 

This workshop is held outdoors and under cover so please come prepared for the weather.

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