FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
Both Nathan and Celeste grew-up in families with big gardens and their hands on the earth! Nathan's schooling was in turf management and forestry, and has spent the last decade managing urban agriculture farms. Celeste is trained in horticulture- over the last few years we have been integrating our two knowledge bases to create Village General Farms!
Each stem you purchase from our farm has been planned from the very seed and specially handpicked. Our flowers are grown with organic practices in mind, and we work our land with permaculture techniques. Our arrangements are nontraditional, they are lush, asymmetrical, textural, and seasonally inspired by nature. We promise a truly unique, handcrafted and locally made design. To learn more about why, check out the Slow Flower movement.
HOW BIG IS YOUR FARM?
We are an Urban-Micro-Sustainable-Homestead-Farm! In other words, we are SMALL! Our total land is currently broken up on two parcels of land, which total about 1 acre. But we do not believe that makes us inferior.. Unlike conventional farms, we think our hilly-landscape is an asset and we use it to our advantage by growing things in unique ways, and in different settings that are more conducive to the plants growth, and maintaining the integrity of our land.
DO YOU SHIP FLOWERS?
We do not currently offer shipped flowers.
CAN WE VISIT THE FARM?
Our farm is localed in our backyard, so we ask that folks do not stop by unannounced but we do our best to try and accomodate visitors with ample notice!
CAN MY GARDEN CLUB COME FOR A TOUR?
We would be happy to! Please send us an email or give us a call to set up a scheduled visit
DO YOU OFFER ANY TYPE OF CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS?
As a result of Covid-19 we do not currently have any classes or workshops on the books, but in the future Nathan and Celeste are both available for teaching or speaking opportunities.
CAN I ORDER FLOWERS FOR A BIRTHDAY/SYMPATHY ARRANGEMENT FOR DELIVERY?
We do our best to accommodate personal arrangements- but it is important to remind our customers that those arrangements would only include the flowers we currently have in bloom on the farm and we are not always able to accomodate last minute purchases or deliveries.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOS AT VILLAGE GENERAL?
We are always appreciative of peoples artful eyes, and the chance the spread some beauty through the workings of our farm. However, along with working here, we live here too so we ask the following;
Please be aware that we are indeed a farm, we have free-range animals present and we ask that any guest to the property not feed them or enter their dwellings without our consent.
We ask that we have given consent before arriving for a shoot… again, we live here as well and do appreciate our privacy!
You must tag us in your photos when shared on social media to credit us for location, @village_general on IG. And you must also share the files with us via email for us to use for our social media purposes. You and any other vendors involved will be properly credited.
We deeply appreciate you following our guideline requests, and hope you can adhere to them. Anyone seen here violating any parameters will be asked to leave. Thank you so much for your support and interest in our farm and work!