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!
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 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.
Laurel has been a fiber artist for most of her adult life. She has taught weaving, spinning, and natural dyeing to adults and children at the Currier Museum school and in the Manchester Public Schools. She has been a juried member of the League of NH Hampshire Craftsmen, and is on the NH Council of the Arts Traditional Folk Artists teaching roster. She has a particular interest in the history of rare and Heritage breed sheep and techniques for processing their unique fleeces.
Reta is the owner of Picked & Polished in Alexandria, NH, which offers an eclectic blend of new and refinished home decor and furniture pieces that reflect rustic-chic, farmhouse and vintage styles. She loves finding fresh pickin’s for your home and to help you create a space that is uniquely yours. She is passionate about encouraging women to take risks in their creative adventures and believes you can be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your creative soul on fire!
Donna is a Belmont resident interested in growing our local economy, while retaining the quality of life in the Lakes Region. During her career with the US Forest Service, Donna served as Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest and Eastern Region Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage, as well as positions in Vermont, Colorado, Florida, Washington DC and Oregon. Now retired, Donna and her husband Jeff enjoy their small apple and blueberry orchard and bicycling. Donna joined the Belknap County Conservation District as an associate Supervisor and is interested in working with local and regional conservation issues and creative approaches for expanding jobs and business that retain the area’s character.
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.