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!

Spring 2019

Nature Programs  [Adults]

The Big Night for Amphibians
Friday, April 5; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
$12 (FREE for Upgraded Members!)
Every spring, on the first warm rainy night of the year, a mysterious ritual takes place: many species of amphibians (including spotted salamanders and wood frogs) emerge from the forest and migrate en masse to vernal pools to lay their eggs. Join us to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon and how you can help salamanders and frogs reach their destination when the Big Night arrives!

The Wild Foods of Spring
Saturday, April 27; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$15 (FREE for Upgraded Members!)
“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.

Moonlit Hike Series [Adults]
Saturday, May 18; 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
$15 per person ($12 Members; FREE for Upgraded Members!)
Let your eyes surprise you and challenge your senses with a moonlit hike at Prescott Farm! We will take advantage of the full moon to walk the trails and observe the nocturnal world. This guided hike will include activities to explore your senses and informative discussion.


Crafts  [Adults]

New! Knitting in Nature
Tuesdays, June 4 & 18; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$10/session (FREE for Upgraded Members!)
What could be more enjoyable than a morning in the garden with your knitting? Whatever your level of experience, bring your project and join us to make new knitting friends while taking in the beauty of spring.

Fitness  [Adults]

New! Trail Yoga
Saturdays, April 27, May 18 & June 22; 10:00-12:00
$25/session (Upgraded Members pay just a $17 guest instructor fee!)
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 should be fine). Guest Instructor: Kate Kretschmer

New! Beginner 5K with a Naturalist
Thursdays, May 2-June 6 (6 weeks); 5:30-7:00
$50 for series (FREE for Upgraded Members!)
Have you always wanted to run a 5K race? Are you looking for a way to get outside and enjoy the refreshing spring weather? Whatever your motivation, come join us on the trails at Prescott Farm! Designed for beginners, or those looking to get back into running, this 6-week program will include group walk and running sessions led by our own Environmental Educator (and runner) Andie. Discover the forest as it reawakens from winter while reaching your goals. A list of suggested 5K races to register for will be provided.

Home & Body  [Adults]

Natural Home Cleaning
Saturday, April 20; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$20 (Upgraded Members pay just $5 for materials fee!)
Want to make your every day cleaning routine more natural? Learn how simple, common ingredients can be used to make safe, non-toxic cleaning products for your home. We’ll share recipes for surface cleaner, window cleaner, soft scrub, furniture polish and laundry soap. Participants will make several products to take home. Please bring several empty jars with lids and an empty spray bottle.

Soapmaking 101
Fri., April 19 (6:00-8:00), May 11 (1:00-3:00) & June 8 (10:00-12:00)
$40 (Upgraded 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

Woods Walk with the Herbalist
Saturday, May 25; 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$20 (FREE for Upgraded Members!)
In this gentle walk you will learn the uses of the forest plants and woods lore of the NH woodlands. Discover the “hidden” treasure of food, medicine, and wisdom the woodland holds for us. Learn how to see the woods through an Herbalist’s eyes. Guest instructor: Melissa Morrison

Herbal Spa Treatments
Saturday, June 22; 10:00-12:00
$40 (Upgraded Members pay just $24 materials fee! )
Your skin is the largest organ of your body absorbing everything you put on it! Get away from the chemical shampoos, moisturizers and other potentially hazardous things you put on your body everyday. In this class you will learn how to create safe non-toxic & edible herbal beauty treatments for your hair & skin that will give you glowing results and cost you less than commercial “beauty” products! Guest instructor: Melissa Morrison

NEW! Wilderness First Aid (WFA) & CPR Training  [Adults]

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 – 17; 9:00 – 5:00
$185 + $45 for CPR Certification
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

The 2-day course will be led by an instructor from SOLO, the oldest, most innovative, and one of the most respected wilderness medical schools in the United States.

Interested in Organic Gardening and Maple Sugaring?

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* 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).

April 2019

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  • The Big Night for Amphibians [ADULTS]
  • Soapmaking 101 [ADULTS]
  • Natural Home Cleaning [ADULTS]
  • Trail Yoga [ADULTS]
  • The Wild Foods of Spring [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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