Public Programs (Spring: April-June 2017) for adults and children

Spring is 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 Spring Programs lined up for YOU! You are welcome to enjoy them all with us. Pre-register and SAVE below. Walk-Ins are welcome, but do note the cost is more day of. We look forward to enjoying spring with you!

View our Spring 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.  Receive a 5% discount if you sign up for 6 or more classes in the series.

Saturday, April 8; 10:00-12:00:  Starting Seeds
$12 ($10 Members)/person with pre-registration; $15 at the door
Rather than purchasing costly seedling plants to start your garden, join us to learn what seeds need to grow into healthy plants and plant a bunch to take home.

Saturday, May 20; 10:00-12:00:  Composting
$20 ($16 Members)/person with pre-registration; $22 at the door
Compost is vital to a healthy organic garden.  We’ll take a look at what compost is, what can go into a compost pile and what can’t, as well as build a small worm composting bin to take home.

Saturday, June 10; 10:00-12:00:  Caring for Chickens
$12 ($10 Members)/person with pre-registration; $15 at the door
Using our small flock as a model we’ll learn about housing, food and water requirements, egg collection and more – you’ll be ready to start your own flock!

PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE HERE! Click HERE to view the entire series with descriptions and pricing.

The Magnificent Big Trees of Prescott Farm
Saturdays, April 22 & June 24; 11:00-12:00
$7.50 ($6 Members)/person with pre-registration; $10 at the door
Prescott Farm is home to HUGE old trees, including a black walnut tree which is officially the largest one in Belknap County!  These trees are quite magnificent to behold, and can also teach us a great deal — just imagine what they have “seen” over the course of their lives!   During this one hour program, you will learn a lot about trees (of course!), but also fascinating fun facts about ecology, history and how the land has changed over the years.  All ages welcome.  Note:  Please wear sneakers or hiking boots!

Sponsored by:
Belknap Landscaping Company




Wild Foods of Spring 
Saturday, April 22; 10:00-12:00
$10 ($8 Members)/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door
“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered!” –Emerson.  Join us to explore the woods, fields and pond surrounding Prescott Farm and meet some wild “weeds” which are also extremely nutritious and delicious foods.  Basic plant identification, ethical harvesting and safety will also be addressed.


Spring Polliwogs
Wednesdays, May 3-June 7; 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!  Bring along your favorite grown-up and join us to explore the forests, fields and gardens around Prescott Farm in all their spring glory!  Spring is a time for renewed energy, and these sessions are designed to keep children active and engaged.



Herbal Pathfinder Series
Saturdays (dates below); 10:00-12:30
$35 ($33 Members)/class ($180 for all six)
Foray into the wild and tame world of herbs in this very fun educational class series.  Led by Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals, students will learn how to identify herb medicine plants of the fields & forest; how to harvest and use the herbs in preparations for pleasure and medicine.  Come to learn, come to enjoy the seasons and play with the herbs!

May 13:  May is about beginnings! The herbs poking up through the earth for discovery, giving us their wisdom for healing and food.  We will learn how to identify herb & woodland plants then move into the classroom to make teas, tissanes, and decoctions for healing and health.

June 17:  June’s herb workshop continues our exploration in learning plant identification in the gardens and forest; then we will begin learning plant medicinal/food properties for food & medicine.  In the classroom students will learn how to make herbal oils, ointments, and natural bug repellents…just in time for bug season!

PRE-REGISTER & SAVE HERE! Click HERE to view the entire series with descriptions and pricing.


Last Friday of the Month Campfire & Cob Oven Pizza
Friday, June 30; 6:00-8:00

$10 ($8 Members)/person; $12 at the door
Join us for a fun evening of food, fire and friends!  Enjoy stories around the campfire, delicious pizza from our cob oven and the company of old and new friends. What a great way to spend a beautiful summer or evening!