Guest Program Instructors

Tapping Into Local Knowledge

Prescott Farm is honored to have a number of guest instructors that assist with Public Programming. The array of 2019 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!

Tom Foster (Tree Identification)

Tom Foster’s love for trees began with his relationship with his grandfather, a woodsman who traveled to different woodlots to harvest trees and cut them into lumber. After learning to identify common trees with his grandfather, Tom earned a BS and MBS in Forestry at UMass. During his career has taught tree identification at UMass and Greenfield Community College. He continues to volunteer in retirement and finds joy in meeting new people and getting them excited about the forest..

Thomas Hitchcock (Painting Programs)
Thomas Hitchcock is fine artist, graphic designer & photographer. His work has been circulated nationally in the Commercial World and the Retail Gift Market and now the World of Art. With his wife, Elizabeth, he owned and operated Interior Additions, an eclectic home décor retail store in Downtown Concord. In 2018 Thomas begins creating original art and acquiring customers to buy his artworks.

Melissa Morrison (Herbal Wellness)
Melissa Morrison, Master Herbalist, is the Clinical Master Herbalist of Dragonfly Botanicals Wisdom Center in Belmont, NH. Melissa has taught herbal medicine at the NE Women’s Herb Conference, Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain and other herb educational venues around the North East. Melissa is committed to teaching people how to use plants for health & healing through her herb apprenticeship courses and classes. 

Kate Kretschmer (Trail & Snowshoe Yoga)
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 Milligan (Mushrooms)
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 produced roughly 1000lbs 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.

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Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 366-5695
(603) 366-5720 (Fax)

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