Workshops may 2017

Photo by Andrew Franciosa of Flower Scout flower crown workshop

Photo by Andrew Franciosa of Flower Scout flower crown workshop


workshops at the collective

In addition to the market, workshops are scheduled throughout the weekend so that you can learn a new skill and connect further with local makers to see the process of how they make some of their products. See our listing of workshops below. Spots are limited so make sure to reserve your spot in advance.


Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop

Come learn the art of floral centerpiece arranging with Colie of Flower Scout, who will provide spring flowers from her garden and other local farms, a beautiful vase for you to take home, and guidance about structure, placement, and care of cut blooms. Learn how to create your own unique, romantic, lush table arrangement or gift anytime you like, with what you have at hand.

Saturday May 6th, 2017 12:00pm

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Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

Escape to the serenity of M&D Farm for an experience inspired by nature and the change in season. Erin Di Fiore of Ohayo will lead a macramé wall hanging workshop in which you will learn to form several knots creating texture and pattern. The workshop will begin with an introduction to macramé and rope types, followed by a brief narrative of how this meditative craft has become an integral part of Erin's routine that brings peace and balance. The group will then dive into the creative process; selection of a foraged branch, cutting of rope lengths, and a step by step guide through the formation of two knot types. After this you will begin your adventure in creation and will leave the workshop with a complete piece to adorn your home.

Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 3:00pm

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Engagement Mini Sessions

Photographer Nicole Nero with her discerning creative eye for beauty and details  will be conducting engagement mini sessions Saturday May 6th during The Collective at M & D. 

Come and explore our gardens and secluded areas while being photographed at a well curated European style market filled with beautiful products for the home and garden from local artisans and designers.

25 min. engagement mini sessions. 10 final images to keep.

Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 1pm to 7pm.

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Buenísimo! Paella Workshop

Join us for a fun interactive food of Spain cooking class surrounded by nature. Learn how to cook one of the most famous dishes of Spain, the paella. Ingredients: vegetables, seafood and chicken! At the end of the class, we'll enjoy the paella while relaxing outdoors in the garden. A complimentary apron included in price.

Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 12:00pm

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Kaleidoscope Dyeing with WE GATHER

Join us for an afternoon of kaleidoscopic color dreams at the M & D Collective on Sunday, May 7! Your head and your eyes will spin at the stunning results and the ease of this low-commitment, low-impact fabric dyeing method. Learn the basics of working with fiber reactive dyes and create a kaleidoscope of color on both cotton and silk. You'll learn all of our favorite tricks for achieving eye-popping results with minimum time commitment.

Sunday May 7th, 2017 1:00pm

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The Practice of Intentional Cleaning Workshop

Workshop Agenda:

(5-10 min) 
Opening of the workshop with a brief guided meditation and cleansing ritual. (20-30 min) 
We will then briefly discuss and explore incorporating philosophies and techniques of

  • Metaphysics
  • Meditation
  • Visualisation
  • Magic
  • Intention Setting
  • The Power Of Plants 

All as tools for spiritually and physically cleaning our spaces, creating protective sanctuaries and overall well being. 
To close the workshop each participant will practice one of these techniques as we collectively perform the ritual of blessing and cleansing the M & D space.  
Each participant will leave with a small booklet of techniques for Intentional Cleaning as well as a Tidy Thyme Multipurpose Cleaning Solution.

Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 4pm.

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