Public Programs (Summer: July-September 2017) for adults and children

Summer 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 Summer 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 summer with you!

View our Summer 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, July 8; 10:00-12:00:  Butter & Cheese Making
$12 ($10 Members)/person with pre-registration; $15 at the door
Two projects today!  Learn to make your own butter using a variety of techniques, as well as a simple cheese flavored with herbs from the garden.

Saturday, August 5; 10:00-12:00:  Basic Woodworking
$20 ($16 Members)/person with pre-registration; $22 at the door
Learn to use simple hand tools:  a measuring tape, hand saw, drill and hammer to build a birdhouse for your feathered friends.

Saturday, September 9; 10:00-12:00:  Baking Bread
$12 ($10 Members)/person with pre-registration; $15 at the door
Starting with a hand-cranked grain grinder, we’ll make some of our own flour, mix the dough, knead it, learn about the science behind how it rises and finally bake it in our wood-fired cob oven.

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

 

The Magnificent Big Trees of Prescott Farm
Saturdays, August 12 & October 14; 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

PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE HERE!

 

 

Wild Foods of Summer & Fall
Saturday, July 22 & September 23; 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.

PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE HERE!

 

Wild Mushroom Walk
Saturday, August 26 OR October 14; 10:00-12:00
$20 ($16 Members)
Join us for a wild mushroom foray in the woods of Prescott Farm with an expert from the NH Mushroom Company.  Collect wild mushrooms, learn what features to look at when beginning to identify wild mushrooms and enjoy a walk in the woods!

PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE HERE!

 

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!

Online registration coming soon!

 

Herbal Pathfinder Series
Saturdays (dates below); 10:00-12:30
$35 ($33 Members)/class
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!

July 15:  July’s herb workshop brings us into the first harvesting of herbs!  In this workshop students will learn harvesting, drying, and other preservation techniques to keep your herbs for later use. In the classroom students will learn how to create Herbal vinegars & honey to preserve their summer herb harvest.

August 19:  August’s herb workshop brings more harvest fun!  We will identify, gather, and harvest more herbs.  In class students will learn how to make a proper herb tinctures and oxymels for health and healing. Depending upon what we harvest, we may also touch on herb and fruit wine making/cordials.

September 9:  September’s herb workshop brings us cooler temperatures and with that we will scout for forage “food”.  We will learn about how trees can provide food, medicine, & many other survival necessities to get you through lean times too.

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

 

Last Friday of the Month Campfire & Cob Oven Pizza
Fridays, June 30, July 28, August 25 & September 29; 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!

PRE-REGISTER & SAVE HERE!

Cider Pressing Party
Saturday, September 30; 12:00-3:00
$10 ($8 Members)
The apples are ripe and it’s time to make cider!  Stop in any time from 12:00-3:00 to try your hand at our old-fashioned apple press, as well as socialize on a fall afternoon with other Prescott Farm friends.  Bring your own jar or jug (about a quart per person only, please) to fill up and take home.

PRE-REGISTER & SAVE HERE!