Please join us for a special evening as we celebrate the beginning of summer at the Biocultural Conservation Farm.

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation cordially invites you to join us in the vegetable fields at the Biocultural Conservation Farm (BCCF) to celebrate the summer solstice! Guests will stroll through the BCCF’s walled garden while enjoying light bites and drinks, including a signature summer-inspired cocktail. The cocktail hour will be followed by a family-style dinner prepared by OSGF’s Chef Jason Neve and visiting Chef in Residence Douglas Taylor and will highlight a diverse medley of summer crops grown at the BCCF.

All proceeds from the event will go towards OSGF’s Education + Outreach programs in the local community – please read more about these programs below.

The evening will feature live music from The Fly Birds, an award winning musical embodiment of Alternative Bluegrass & Appalachia based out of Winchester, Virginia.

Dinner guests are invited to participate in an optional Silent Auction during the cocktail hour in the Biocultural Garden. Auction items will include various experiences offered by OSGF as well as unique takeaway items. The auction will close in-person promptly after the cocktail hour the night of the dinner (Friday, June 21). Guests will receive information on how to join the Silent Auction in a separate correspondence.

Kindly note that due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences. This meal may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, and nuts. Additionally, this event will take place at the BCCF on Rokeby Farm and will not include a visit to OSGF’s formal gardens

About the BCCF: The Biocultural Conservation Farm (BCCF) at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation was started in the spring of 2019. The BCCF grows fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs for use by Chef Jason Neve for onsite programs, providing fresh food to OSGF’s visiting artists-in-residence, and a 25-week 50 member CSA. Additionally, the BCCF is committed to donating at least 50% of what we grow to local food banks and pantries, and has donated more than 100,000 lbs to date. The BCCF’s mission is also deeply rooted in highlighting heirlooms that are culturally and historically important to the Appalachian and VA Piedmont regions and saving their seeds for preservation and sharing in the community.

About the Education & Outreach Program: In 2022, OSGF began to further develop an Outreach and Education program that is focused on providing hands-on experiential learning opportunities for local K-12 youth, as well as adults of all ages, using the wonderful resources at OSGF around plants, food, landscape conservation and art. Since 2022, the Education + Outreach program has worked directly with approximately 2,700 students, teachers and community members and is only just getting started!