Public Programs (Fall: October-December 2017) for adults and children

Fall is finally HERE and Prescott Farm has lots to offer those looking to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty around us!

We have a very exciting schedule of Fall Programs lined up for YOU! You are welcome to enjoy them all with us. Registration is available for all programs below. We look forward to enjoying fall with you!

View our Fall Programs flyer HERE!


“We Can Do It” Series:  Traditional Homesteading Skills for the Modern Family
As our world becomes busier and more automated, many important skills of yesteryear are being lost altogether.  However, mastering these skills can help you slow down, save money, have less of an impact on the environment, strengthen family bonds, and are just plain fun to boot!  Join us each month to learn a new homesteading skill together – these programs are designed specifically for kids ages 7+ and a parent or grandparent to participate in together.

Saturday,October 28; 10:00-12:00:  Sheep to Sweater
$12 ($10 Members)/person with pre-registration; $15 at the door
Try your hand at the basics of turning raw sheep wool into yarn, including carding (combing) wool, using a drop spindle (you will also get to watch a spinning wheel in action), and using plants to dye the finished yarn or fabric.


Fall Polliwogs

Wednesdays, September 20-October 25; 10:30-12:00
$10/adult-child pair ($8 adult-child pair Members) +$3/additional child
A fun group for the littlest explorers amongst us!  Join us and bring along your favorite grown-up to explore the forests, fields and gardens around Prescott Farm.  Fall is a busy time as animals prepare for winter, and these sessions are designed to keep children busy and engaged as well!


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Eating Acorns
Saturday, October 21; 10:00-1:00
$20 ($16 Members)
Come on out to Prescott Farm and let’s eat some acorns!  What?  That’s right, for millennia, mankind relied on acorns as an important source of nutrition and some cultures still value acorns in their diet.  This program is a great opportunity to learn more about this often-overlooked food source with hands-on opportunities to participate in each step of the process from collecting to grinding acorns into flour.  We will also share recipes that feature acorn flour and share more about the history and science behind the whole process.


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Soapmaking 101
Friday, November 3, 6:00-7:30 (FULL)
Saturday, November 4, 10:30-12:00 (FULL)
Friday, November 17, 6:00-7:30 (FULL)

$35 ($28 Members)
Back by popular demand – learn to make your own homemade soap!  Participants will get hands-on experience making a batch of vegetable-based soap (either lavender or honey oatmeal) to take home – plenty to give as holiday gifts.

All Soapmaking 101 programs are officially FULL as of 10.26.17. ~ Thank you!


Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts
Saturday, November 18; 10:00-12:30
$40 ($36 Members)
Do you miss the true spirit of the winter holidays? Bring back the meaning of the heartfelt gift by creating simple yet elegant herbal gifts that people will love! In this workshop you will make herbal spa items to pamper, tasty herbal treats, and even a gift for your feathered friends. Come share the fun and warmth of the holidays and take home herbal gift samples for yourself!


Carve Your Own Wooden Spoon
Sunday, November 19; 10:00-12:30 (FULL as of 11.14.17)
$35 ($28 Members)
The wooden spoon is the perfect union of art and function.  Learning to carve a spoon using basic hand tools is an age-old skill that one could spend a lifetime refining.  This hands-on class will be a brief overview of the tools and techniques required to carve a spoon.  We will cover wood selection, knife selection and care, knife sharpening, basic wood carving techniques. We will have knives for sale if participants wish to purchase their own at the end of the class.

This workshop is FULL as of 11.14.17!

Nature-Inspired Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 2; 10:30-12:00
$15 ($12 Members)/adult or adult-child pair, +$4/additional child
What better gift to give than one you can assemble with materials found in forests and fields? Learn to make wool felt acorns, beeswax-dipped pinecones, birch bark stars, a variety of pinecone and milkweed pod critters and more!


Needle-Felted Holiday Ornament
Saturday, December 2; 1:00-2:30 (FULL as of 11.6.17)
$15 ($12 M)

Join us to learn the basics of needle felting and create your own festive ball-style wool ornament to “deck your halls” this season. Due to the use of felting needles, this workshop is for teens and adults only, please.

This workshop is FULL as of 11.6.17! 

Season of Light:  DIY Lantern Workshop
Saturday, December 9; 10:30-12:00 OR 1:00-2:30
$15 ($12 Members)/adult or adult-child pair, +$4/additional child
In preparation for our upcoming Solstice Lantern Festival, join us to make your own lantern to enter in our parade and contests!  Choose from tin can lanterns that mimic the look of a traditional punched tin lantern or something more colorful made from translucent tissue paper and other upcycled materials.