USLGA Region 12 Annual Meeting - PRIVATE EVENT
Time & Location
About the Event
We invite you all to come to our part of the Valley and enjoy the Mountain Views with us.
We have drawn up a schedule of activities to include both work and a lot of play.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Meet and greet new and old friends. Walk the Lavender Fields or hike to the waterfall to clear your head from the drive down or just sit with a coffee. Continental breakfast will be waiting for you.
10:15 am – 1:00 we will offer an intense program with Signe Lewis, owner operator of Mt. View Green Houses who will lead us through her Propagation program of Lavender in a controlled environment. From how ,when, where to take cuttings from healthy lavender stock to the growing on of the plant material to a successful healthy plant for your field or your selling program. Mt. View Greenhouses is a 5 min drive from Tantivy Farm, the greenhouses are located in picturesque Rockbridge Baths gateway to our Goshen Pass and Maury River scenic drive. This will be an incredible breakthrough and encouragement for Mt. View greenhouses to be able to have Lavender Plants available on the East Coast for our Lavender Farmers.
1:15 to 2:30 pm A Catered working lunch where we will discuss various aspects of Lavender Farm life, such as agritourism, benefits of organic and/or naturally grown, or whatever other topics you would like to suggest.
2:40 pm - 3:45 Stephanie and Pete Louquet Head Gardeners at Buffalo Springs Farm will lead us around the many beautiful gardens. This is a private garden, not open to the public so we are in for a rare treat. Buffalo Springs Farm shares a fence line with Wades Mill, a 267 year old working grist mill. Owners, John and Karen Siegfried, will take us on a walk and talk tour of the grist mill. The waterwheel will be turning and we can see the process of taking grain to flour. They also have a store in the mill, filled with wonderful grains and jams and syrups. And then a very short drive to finish our day with…
Until 6:00 Rockbridge Vineyards which is less then 4 miles from Buffalo Springs farm for a glass (or two) of wine. Shep and Jane Rouse owners and Vintners of Rockbridge Vineyards will take us on a little tour.
From the Vineyard it is a short drive on the same road back to US 81/64 or RT 11 and the accommodations listed below. All of these places are less then 9 miles from Tantivy.
The cost for the meeting with a Continental breakfast, snacks , lunch, and materials for the workshop is $30.00 per person. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Email us at Lavender@ tantivyfarm.com or call/text 540 463 6347 or PM through Facebook by September 25th at the latest, please
You can bring the fee with you or send ahead to Tantivy Farm, 1350 Decatur Rd, Fairfield, Va 24435
For Places to stay we are listing 2 B&Bs very close to the farm. They support us by sending their guests to visit our Lavender Farm.
If you book with Steele’s Tavern mention us you will be treated to a “special “ breakfast, stay 2 nights there is 10% discount.
Also very close to us is:
COMFORT INN & SUITES RAPHINE - LEXINGTON NEAR I-81 AND I-64 EXCELLENT! 4.1 of 5 (853 Reviews) 584 Oakland Circle, Raphine, VA, 24472, US Phone: (540) 799-2000 Fax: (540) 377-2430 100% Smoke Free Hotel
Lexington is a very beautiful small town with lots of unique shopping and wonderful restaurants. Check out the listings for additional places to stay and things to do if you come a day early or stay over into Sunday. Lexington is 13 miles south of us.