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Upcoming Programs

Backyard Revolution Programs and Events 2014

Please visit our Facebook page to find out about upcoming opportunities to connect with BYR’s  Family of Cultural Traditionalists!

Saturday, April 12th – 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market featuring

Colonial Children’s Games & Crafts

Saturday, April 19th – 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market celebrating

our Sacred Planet with Earth Day inspired activities

Saturday, April 26th, Louisa County Historical Society

BYR members join Louisa County Historical Society’s Heritage Day!

Come chat about Herb Simples and Remedies, Early American Tools, and Botanical Dyeing, and much, much more!

Tuesday, April 29th – 7pm-8ish, Whole Foods, Charlottesville, VA

Whole Foods, Charlottesville, VA

Let Your Light Shine! Traditional May Day Rituals and Recipes for Radiant Beauty, inside and out!’ BYR Founder, Adrienne Young-Ramsey leads this engaging and unique cooking class designed to reconnect us with the Sacred Ruralism inherent in ancient Agrarian Cultures.

Saturday, May 3rd – 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 10th- 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market honors Mother’s of every generation and era with a focus on the Fiber Arts: ‘Field to Frock’  Spinning and Botanical Dyeing Techniques

Saturday, May 24th- 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 7th- 9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 14th-9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at NFM celebrates Father’s Day with Arrowsmithing and Archery. Explore the basics of this timeless skill as you fletch and construct your own arrow using traditional methods, without the help of modern jigs. Materials fee $13. Also, design a Family Flag!

Saturday, June 21st-9am-noon, Nelson Farmer’s Market

BYR’s Young Pioneers at Nelson Farmer’s Market heralds the First day of Summer with Solstice inspired Crafts and activities

Saturday, July 19th-10-1pm, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents, ‘Cultivating The Kitchen Apothecary’ with Adrienne Young-Ramsey

Historically, culinary and medicinal herbs have shared space on kitchen shelves the world over, yet much of the practical wisdom so common to generations past about how to effectively use our nutritional allies has been forgotten. Join us as we rediscover the treasures that await as we learn to cultivate our very own kitchen apothecaries. Materials fee $13

Saturday, August 23rd-10am-1pm, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents, ‘These Were The Colors’.

Join us on a botanically inspired journey from field to frock as we learn how to work with flowers, vegetables, bark and roots to recreate the steadfast colors and breathtaking hues of a pre-Industrial age palette.

Saturday, September 27th-10-noon, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents, ‘Early American Tools; construction and repair’. Please join this engaging hands-on conversation that will examine how tools and their upkeep influenced day to day activities of Farm, Family and Field.

Saturday, October 11th- 10-1pm, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents, Archery and Arrowsmithing’. 

This workshop aims to send you home with a hand fletched Arrow, in addition to, an awareness of how the skill development of archery can serve to develop technique, cooordination, character, and true aim.

Saturday, November 15, 10-noon, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents ‘Braintanning, 

A Method to soften hides into Buckskin’. More details TBD

Saturday, December 6th, 10-noon, Louisa County Historical Society

Louisa County Historical Society Presents ‘Traditions and Yuletide Lore of Colonial Christmas’ past!’, with Adrienne Young-Ramsey. 

Ever wonder what a Yule Log is exactly? Or what the 12 Days of Christmas were really all about? Join this festive program as we explore and participate in the almost forgotten traditions and rituals of Christmas celebrations in Early America.