Guest Program Instructors

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!

Lani Voivod (Young Yogis)

Lani is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Professional Muse, and Reiki Master who believes in the power of kindness, love, and laughter for humans of all ages. Co-founder of the Live in Love Retreat and author of three books (so far), Lani loves strumming her ukulele around a good campfire, and enjoys life in the Lakes Region with her husband, two teenage boys, two cats, and a dog.

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.

Arabella Dane (Smartphone Photography [editing] Programs)

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/.

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 Northeast. 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 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.

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

info@prescottfarm.org

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