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Flee the City: Introduction to Farm and Country Life

Dawson Gap Farm
Event organized by Dawson Gap Farm

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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.

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
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. This event will be held rain or shine, no refunds will be given unless there is a family or health emergency.