For Adults

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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!

WINTER 2018/19

Snowshoe Programs  [Adults]
Between $15 – $25 per Program
Enjoy the winter season through a variety of snowshoe programs around the Prescott Farm property!

Program Descriptions:

      • Snowshoeing for Beginners
        Saturday, January 5; 10:00-12:00 // $15 ($12 Members; FREE for Upgraded Members!)Never been on snowshoes?  No problem!  We’ll show you the basics of snowshoeing and take it slow.  Discover how much fun it can be to get out and explore the world in the winter!  Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather.
      • Snowshoe Adventure             
        Saturday, January 12; 1:00-3:00 // $15 ($12 Members; FREE for Upgraded Members!)A winter adventure awaits!  Whether you are an avid snowshoer or just beginning, join us for a refreshing walk and exploration of the winter landscape of Prescott Farm. Please wear boots and dress Snowshoes will be available if you don’t already have your own.
      • Moonlit Snowshoe Walks
        Saturday, Jan. 19 or Tuesday, February 19; 6:00-7:30 // $15 ( Free for Upgraded Members!)
        Our environmental educators will guide you on a moonlit walk and encourage you to use your senses to explore Prescott Farm in a different and special way. You will learn to identify several constellations in the night sky, discuss the habits of several nocturnal animals, and practice your own night vision abilities. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed.

Snowshoe Yoga [Adults]
Saturdays, Jan. 26, February 16 & March 23; 10:00-12:00
$25 ($22.50 Members; $17 for Upgrade Members!)

Get outside this winter and enjoy the outdoors while doing yoga!  We will hike for a bit to warm up before enjoying yoga in our snowshoes outside in the fresh air. We will finish by learning about and practicing a walking meditation, all while enjoying the beautiful and peaceful trails at Prescott Farm. This particular hike is mostly flat and perfect for a winter day! Guest Instructor: Kate Kretschmer

Introduction to Animal Tracking [Adults]
Saturday, February 2; 1:00-3:00
$15 ($12 Members; FREE for Upgraded Members!)

Tracks always tell a fascinating story!  Put on a pair of snowshoes and take a walk with on of Prescott Farm’s Educators to learn the basics of animal tracking on this interactive walk and gain the skills to better determine what our animal neighbors are up to in the winter. 

Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts Series [Adults]
Foray into the wild and tame world of herbs in this very fun educational class series. Led by Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals, students will learn how to identify herb medicine plants of the fields & forest; how to harvest and use the herbs in preparations for pleasure and medicine. Come to learn, come to enjoy the seasons and play with the herbs!

Program Descriptions:

  • How to Make Herbal Oils, Salves, and Ointments
    Saturday, September 29 – 10:00-12:00
    $35 ($30 Members or $21 speaker fee for Upgraded Members*)
    Do you have Itchy flaky hurting skin that needs soothing? Need a really awesome dipping oil for your artisan bread? This class will show you how to make herbal preparations you can use for food and medicinal purposes that work, and taste great. All with items you’ll find in your kitchen or yard.
  • Herbs and Healing Foods to Create a Strong Immune System
    Saturday, October 20 – 10:00-12:00
    $35 ($30 Members or $21 speaker fee for Upgraded Members*)
    Winter is coming…time to fortify your immune system! In this class, you will learn various ways and traditional herbs that naturally resist the onslaught of seasonal immune challengers, including “Hippocrates’ Tonic” from common yet powerful healing foods and herbs.
  • Old Fashioned Herbal Holidays: Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Crafts for Gift Giving
    Saturday, November 17 – 10:00-12:00
    $40 ($36 Members or $24 speaker fee for Upgraded Members*)
    Do you miss the true spirit of the winter holidays? Bring back the meaning of the heartfelt gift by creating simple yet elegant herbal gifts that people will love! In this workshop you will make herbal spa items to pamper, tasty herbal treats, and even a gift for your feathered friends. Come share the fun and warmth of the holidays and take home herbal gift samples for yourself!

REGISTER for Exploring Herbs SeriesClick Here

Our Guest Herbalist: Melissa Morrison M.H.,RMT is the Clinical Master Herbalist and Vitalist Nutritionist of Dragonfly Botanicals Wisdom Center in Belmont,NH. Melissa has taught Alternative/Herbal Medicine at the NE Women’s Herb Conference (from 2010 on), Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Herb Retreat Center and other educational venues around the North East. Melissa is committed to teaching people how to use food, diet, and plants for health & healing through her apprenticeship courses and classes.

Nature-Inspired Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 10:30-12:00 [ADULTS] or
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 1:00-2:30 [FAMILIES]
$12/Adult or Adult-child pair +$5/additional child (FREE for Upgraded Members!*)

What better gift to give than one you can assemble with materials found in forests and fields? Learn to make wool felt acorns, beeswax-dipped pine cones, small wreaths, birch bark stars, a variety of pine cone and milkweed pod critters and more!

Instructor: Andie Hession

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).

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