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Art & Farm Tour

Enjoy an all inclusive experience of  Athens County's rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture on this two day, overnight guided tour. October 21st - 23rd 2022

Weekend Itinerary

Friday Oct 21st

  • Guests check into Woodland Ridge to get settled for the weekend.

  • Enjoy the large shady deck with hot tub and grill.

  • Walk around the farm to meet the plants and animals waiting to greet you.

  • Gather around the bonfire as Bonnie Proudfoot provides a reading of her award winning novel, Goshen Road.

 

Saturday Oct. 22nd

  • Start the day with a homegrown breakfast at Woodland Ridge and a morning nature walk around the farm.

  • Meet at Shade Community Center and hop on the bus for a day of art, exploration, community, and authentic experiences.

  • Arrive at Susie Abramovitz's art studio, Rock Riffle Pottery, to watch Susie's clay throwing demonstration.

  • Meet the farmers at Integration Acres for a guided tour of their farm and enjoy a locally sourced picnic.

  • Enjoy a garden tour with Sue Zano and see the behind the scenes of a fine wood furniture shop, Windsor Works.

  • The day will end with reservations at Shade Winery with a Chef-selected specialty menu.

 

Sunday Oct. 23rd

  • The bus will arrive at Woodland Ridge to head out to Companion Plants, an internationally recognized herb nursery, for a tour of their greenhouses and growing operation.

  • Right down the road we will visit Betsy and Kait who have worked together in farming for over 20 years at the Art Park Design And Custom Framing studio and gallery.

  • Next we will visit Creekside Farm, where we will enjoy a locally sourced brunch. Creekside Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved farm run by a husband and wife team who will provide a tour of the property and their resident goats.

  • The last stop of the day will be at Bonnie Proudfoot’s glass studio for a chance to get a glimpse into her creative space 

  • The tour will end back at Woodland Ridge.