$25 – $35

Flee the City: Introduction to Farm and Country Life

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Dawson Gap Farm LLC

14079 Mountain Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

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Do you dream of buying land in the country? Are you looking for a different childhood experience for your family? Would you like to be more self sufficient and grow your own food? Whatever plans you may have, the transition from city living, to life in the country is a big change. Before you make decisions you may later regret, come to Dawson Gap and gain wisdom and perspective that will help you chart your course, and successfully realize your dreams.

Our family was once where you are. We were anxious to escape the suburbs and begin a family adventure where the stars shined bright in the night. Along the way we have learned quite a few lessons, and we have also helped others get adjusted to their new life that includes animals, gardens, and communtiy. Living in the country is about more than just mowing a larger lawn, it involves neighbors, learning new skills, personal responsibility, problem solving, and a world of new opportunities.

A new life in the country can bring families together, but it can also pull them apart. Over our almost 20 years of marriage, about half of those years has been spent in the suburbs, and the other half in the country. Our six children enjoy, and embrace their lives on a working farm. Let us share with you our experience and wisdom, so you can make a joyful and rewarding transition to life in the country.

Our workshop will be held at Dawson Gap Farm LLC, a sustainable family farm in scenic Hillsboro, VA, next to Short Hill Mountain, nestled in the midst of Loudoun County's wine country. Your registration will include our presentation entitled "Flee the City", and a tour around the farm with plenty of time to discuss questions unique to your situation.

Topics will include:

  • Our Family Adventure
  • Reasons to seek a new life in the country
  • What's different about the country
  • Preparing the family
  • Realistic considerations
  • Farming Goals
  • Hobby Farming
  • Homesteading
  • Agricultural or other business
  • Will you still be doing this in 5 years?
  • What do I need to get started?
  • Free food?
  • Children on the farm
  • Passing the lifestyle on the next generation

Time and space are limited, so register now while still available. Children 12 and under are free with adult, but no child care will be provided and if children are disruptive, you will be asked to excuse yourselves until ready to return. Each additional adult family member may register at the discounted family member rate. We are unable to accomodate any allergy concerns for our farm fresh lunch, so please make your own preparations if that is a concern. This event will be held rain or shine, no refunds will be given unless there is a family or health emergency.

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Dawson Gap Farm LLC

14079 Mountain Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

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