The leaves are changing and before you know it there will be snow on the ground and the holiday season will be here! Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia has two upcoming programs perfect for the holidays – Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts and Nature-Inspired Holiday Ornaments. These two programs teach participants how to craft gifts made from materials found in the forests and fields.

On Saturday, November 17, Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts will brighten the holiday spirit by teaching the elegant simplicity of crafting gifts from natural herbal products. As part of the Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts Series, Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison guides this adult class through the intricate process of creating herbal spa items to pamper, tasty herbal treats, and other herbal gifts perfect for giving during the holidays. This will be the last class of the series so don’t miss out! Then, on December 1, Nature-Inspired Holiday Ornaments will follow up for participants who want to continue with craft-making or may have missed Melissa’s exciting class. What better gift to give than one you assemble with materials found in nature?! Taught by Prescott Farm staff members, this class will teach you how to make wool felt acorns, beeswax-dipped pinecones, small wreaths, birch bark starts, a variety of pinecone and milkweed pod critters and much more! This program will offer an adult time as well as a family’s time later on so it’s perfect for )creating secret holiday gifts or for a fun activity to do with the whole family! This is a FREE program for members!