For Adults

Learn More, Live Better

Prescott Farm is here to help you connect with nature and the world around you, from our herbal wellness series and Farmhouse Kitchen workshops to gardening and winter snowshoe walks. A number of other hands-on experiential programs for all ages are also offered throughout the year. Let our experienced environmental educators open the doors to the outdoors for you!


Home & Body  [Adults]

Soapmaking 101
Friday, July 12; 5-7 pm
Saturday, August 3; 1-3 pm
Friday, September 20; 6-8 pm
$45 (Members pay just a $20 materials fee)
Join us to learn how to safely make your very own soap! We’ll learn the basics of soapmaking and each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy.

Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts Series [Adults]
Guest instructor: Melissa Morrison, Master Herbalist

Herbal First Aid Kits
Saturday, July 13; 10-12 pm
$40 (Members pay just $24 materials fee)
Scrapes and Bites and Stings…Oh My! Using plants around you and food items from your kitchen you can create a multipurpose well rounded first aid kit to heal yourself and prevent suffering too! In this class we will make items to go into your basic herb first aid kit, how to put a kit together for specific needs, and alternative therapies for healing.

Natural Baskets
Saturday, August 10; 10-12:30 pm
$40 (Members pay just $24 materials fee)
Got lots of pruning & cutbacks from your garden headed for the burn pile? Finding lots of pretty bark in the woods? Why not turn it into a natural basket! Its a wonderful way to stimulate your Creative juice whilst making a “place for your stuff” or a one of a kind gift for someone. You don’t need special skills or materials, just an imagination and sense of fun to begin!

Homemade Herbal Preparations for Health & Well Being
Saturday, September 28; 10-12:30 pm
$45 (Members pay just $27 materials fee)
Have you been using herbs but would like to take your studies to the next level by making some wonderful medicine for your self and family?  In this class Melissa will teach you the fine technical art of making herb preparations like oils, salves, extracts, and more.  Each student will go home with samples, recipes & inspiration to continue their healing journey in the herbal world!

REGISTER for Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts SeriesClick Here

Plan ahead – you can register for any 2019 session now!

October 26: Herbs and Healing Foods to Create a Strong Immune System
November 16: Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts


Wild Foods of Summer/Fall [Adults]
Guest instructor:
Melissa Morrison, Master Herbalist
Saturday, July 20; 1-3 pm
Saturday, Sept. 28; 1-3 pm
$40 (Members pay just $24 materials fee)
Description:“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered!” –Emerson. Join us to explore the pond, woods, and fields of Prescott Farm and meet some wild “weeds,” which are also extremely nutritious and delicious foods. Basic plant identification, ethical harvesting and safety will also be addressed.

Farmhouse Kitchen Series [Adults]
$24 (Members pay just $10 materials fee)
Jams & Jellies – Saturday, August 17; 1-3 pm
Fruit is plentiful in NH this time of year! Join us to learn how to preserve your own jams & jellies to enjoy throughout the winter.

Fermented Foods for Better Health – Saturday, Sept. 7; 1-3 pm
Join us to learn how fermented foods can have a dramatic effect on your gut and overall health. We’ll use vegetables from our own garden and make several different concoctions!

REGISTER for Farmhouse Kitchen SeriesClick Here

Plan ahead – you can register for any 2019 session now!

October 19: Butter & Cheese
November 23: Baking Bread

Trail Yoga [Adults]
$25 (Members pay just $17 Guest Instructor fee)
Guest Instructor – Kate Kretschmer

Saturday, July 20; 10-12 pm
Saturday, August 3; 10-12 pm

Combining the beauty of nature with the peacefulness of yoga to create an uplifting and energizing experience for both body and mind. Let nature soothe your soul as you experience yoga on the trails of Prescott Farm. The birds & the breeze will be our music as we release our stresses and gain clarity through the yoga poses amongst the trees. Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers. Adaptable for all levels!

NEW! Beginner Bushcraft Overnight  [Adults]
Saturday, Sept. 21 (1 pm) – Sunday, Sept. 22 (10 am)
$150 (Members pay just $50 materials fee)
Love watching Survivorman, Alone and Man vs. Wild? Challenge yourself to learn valuable skills that could help you in a survival situation. Under the experienced guidance of our camp director, you’ll construct a shelter, build a fire and cook over it, tie knots, gather water and other useful skills!

Wild Mushroom Walks
Guest Instructor: New Hampshire Mushroom Company

Wild Mushroom Walk  [Adults & Teens]
Saturday, August 24; 10-12 pm
$20 (Members pay just a $10 guest instructor fee)
Join us for a wild mushroom foray in the woods of Prescott Farm! Collect wild mushrooms, learn what features to look at when beginning to identify wild mushrooms and enjoy a walk in the woods!

More About Mushrooms! (Formerly “Intermediate”) [Adults]
Saturday, Sept 7; 10-12 pm
$30 (Members pay just a $20 guest instructor fee)
Dig deeper with Eric Milligan of New Hampshire Mushroom Company and get a more advanced look at the fascinating world of fungi. Breeze through the basics and spend more time in the field. *For those that have attended a Wild Mushroom Walk here or elsewhere in the past and want to know even more!

NEW! Big Tree Tour [Adults & Teens]
Saturday, Sept 7; 1-2 pm
$12 (FREE for members)
Prescott Farm was recognized by the New Hampshire Big Tree Program for the Belknap County Champion Paper Birch, which means we are stewards of the largest recorded Paper Birch in the county!

Come on a tour to see this and the other huge, old trees along our trails including another champion Big Tree. These trees are quite magnificent to behold, and can also teach us a great deal — just imagine what they have “seen” over the course of their lives! During this one hour program, you will learn a lot about trees (of course!), but also fascinating fun facts about ecology, history and how the land has changed over the years.

Interested in Organic Gardening and Maple Sugaring?

Take a look at our Service Learning Opportunities!

Service Learning OpportunitiesClick Here

* Members can upgrade now to take advantage of our new pricing, including FREE programming – pay only for guest lecturer or materials fees in other workshops. Members who choose not to upgrade will continue to pay for programming under their current membership plan (see registration forms for pricing).

August 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Trail Yoga [ADULTS]
  • Soapmaking 101 [ADULTS]
  • Natural Baskets [ADULTS]
  • Farmhouse Kitchen Series: Jams & Jellies [ADULTS]
  • Wild Mushroom Walk [ADULTS]
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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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