In 2016, the following events are planned at the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Environmental Education Campus
Transforming Communities Summit (March 22)
This annual gathering of regional leaders seeks solutions to the pervasive problem of trash and litter in our communities. Through effective communication and collaboration among elected officials, government agency officials, members of the environmental community, business leaders, students, and citizens, this event supports regional strategies aimed at reducing trash and increasing recycling and improving education and awareness of the trash issue throughout the Potomac Watershed.
Potomac River Watershed Cleanup (April 16)
The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup (PRWC) has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change. In 2015, 23,000 volunteers and more than 20 sponsors set out to make our communities and watershed healthier by participating in the PRWC.
Spring Farm Festival (May 7)
Join us for a day in the country for the entire family! Each spring we open our gates to the public for our annual Spring Farm Festival. Come enjoy the music, the view, the natural areas, and the lively barnyard that is a “living laboratory” for thousands of children each year. This popular event, attended by several hundred guests each year, offers live music, a plant sale, art and craft displays by local artisans, hay wagon rides, barnyard adventures, kids’ activities, and food and refreshments.
Garden Party and Wine Tasting (June 25)
Alice Ferguson Foundation will host its third annual Summer Garden Party and Wine Tasting, featuring local wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres. This signature event also features live music, seating throughout the gardens, and tours of the farmhouse and property, including AFF’s new net zero water, net zero energy, and carbon neutral Living Building for several hundred invited guests.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation hosts an annual Oktoberfest celebration, offering fall fun for the whole family with proceeds supporting our environmental education programs. Oktoberfest is held on AFF’s beautiful environmental education campus, Hard Bargain Farm. This popular regional event is widely advertised in print and online resources. Guests enjoy delicious German cuisine and beer, the “Alt-Washingtonia” Schuhplattlers dancers, Country Store, hay wagon rides, barnyard animals, and pressed apple cider.
Ice Cream Social (Summer); Autumn Hayride and Campfire (Fall); Holiday Open House (December)
Thank you to our Corporate Champions for 2016!