Tapping Into Local Knowledge
Prescott Farm is honored to have a number of guest instructors who assist with Public Programming. The programs are made possible because of the knowledge and skill sets offered from these local experts!
Do you have an idea for a program at Prescott Farm? Let us know by completing this program proposal!
Clare Persson has been interested in health and wellness since graduating with an Occupational Therapy (OT) degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1987. She was initially drawn to the practices of Reiki and Mindfulness Meditation in hopes of having a few more things in her OT “toolbox” to help patients in their healing process and to address pain, overwhelm, anxiety, and lack of sleep. Clare completed Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki Master, and Reiki teacher certification and opened a Reiki studio in her home in 2019 and began offering Reiki and mindfulness meditation classes within the community.
Arabella is a member of Lakes Region Camera Club, a photography instructor, a Photography Society of America judge, and member of several other photography organizations and camera clubs. She has competed successfully in numerous international competitions. Passionate about conservation, native plants, as well their pollinators and habitats, she is currently serving as a board member of the Native Plant Trust and as Chair of the Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America. Arabella has compiled a plant database of over 150,000 plants and is continually adding images of these plants and of the butterflies and other pollinators that frequent them. https://plantipedia.com/.
Kate is a Pathways Yoga System Level 2 teacher and also holds an M.Ed, a BS in Elementary Ed/Special Ed, BA in Dance & Psychology, is a Reiki Master Practitioner (level 3), and is a Road Runners Club of America certified running coach. As a parent, yoga teacher, elementary school teacher, and running coach, Kate designs classes to build self-awareness, creativity, strength, and focus. She particularly enjoys providing students with postures, breath work, and visualizations that they can utilize and put into practice right away at home & at school.
Eric is the owner of NH Mushroom Company in Tamworth, NH which opened its doors in October of 2012 and is now one of the top producers of specialty mushrooms in the New England area. During peak season NHMC produces roughly 1000 pounds of fresh mushrooms a week, sometimes offering as many as 10 varieties. Along with mushroom cultivation, NHMC offers a variety of classes on mushroom related topics. Some of these classes include Mushroom Identification, Medicinal Mushrooms, Cooking with Mushrooms, Using Mushrooms to Dye Fabrics, and Edible Mushrooms.