For Adults

 

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Soapmaking 101*

Saturday, September 26; 1-3 pm
Cost: $90 per station for nonmembers ($40 per station for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [2]
Experience: Interested

Please note: this session is full. Please proceed to the registration page to be added to the waiting list.

Learn how to safely make your very own soap! We will learn the basics of soapmaking and each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy.

*Please note: Accommodations for a safe Soapmaking experience have been made. Please read details in registration link around physical distancing and other guidelines. 


NH Mushroom Company Programs with Guest Instructor Eric Milligan

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [5]
Experience: Interested

Wild Mushroom Walk: In Depth

Saturday, October 3, 10-1 pm
Cost: $30 ($20 Members)
This 3-hour session with the New Hampshire Mushroom Company gives time to dig deeper and take a more advanced look at the fascinating world of fungi. Whether you have read a book or two about mushrooms or are an experienced forager, you will leave Prescott Farm with new knowledge and insights.


Fall in the Garden

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [4]
Experience: Interested

Planting Garlic
Saturday, October 3; 9:30-11 am
Cost: $10 (FREE for Members)
Now is the time to plant garlic. Learn why as we review the life cycle of garlic, how to plant it, and look at different varieties.


 

Adult Nature Crafts

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [1-3] See description.
Experience: Interested

Painting a Prescott Farm: Fall Foliage 
Saturday, October 10; 1-3 pm
Cost: $35 ($20 for Members)
In this COVID-19 conscious version of this popular program, explore the art of Q-tip dot painting. The hues of the changing leaves will guide your brush (Q-tip) as you paint an autumn scene. (See photo for sample Q-tip dot painting) [1]

Pressed Autumn Leaf Décor
Saturday, October 24; 1-3 pm
Cost: $25 ($10 for Members)
The reds, oranges, and yellows of fall in New Hampshire are here! Preserve the beauty with a craft that will remind you of these vibrant hues even after the trees are bare. [1]

Birch Log Candle Holders
Saturday, November 7; 1-3 pm
Cost: $20 ($10 for Members)
The simple elegance of birch bark adds a classic touch to winter décor. Learn how to make a birch log candle holder by watching a demonstration of the process. Personalize your candle holders with twine, ribbons, and a variety of natural materials. [2]

Nature-Inspired Wreaths
Saturday, November 21; 1-3 pm
Cost: $20 ($10 for Members)
Create an elegant natural holiday wreath to beautify your home through the entire winter. Build a base and use a variety of greenery, then decorate with berries, seeds, pine cones, nuts and other natural items to make your wreath a “one of a kind.” Feel free to bring any natural items you’d like to include. [2]


Fall Herbal Series*

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [1-3] See description.
Experience: Interested

Basket Making: Birch Bark 
Saturday, November 14; 9:30-12 pm
Cost: $45 ($28 for Members)
Birch bark has been used since ancient times to create shelters, transportation, pots, containers, toys, and more. We will be inspired by the beauty of birch bark and make a small to medium size funky art container using found and downed birch. Bring your sense of fun and adventure!In this COVID-19 conscious version of this popular program, explore the art of Q-tip dot painting. The hues of the changing leaves will guide your brush (Q-tip) as you paint an autumn scene. (See photo for sample Q-tip dot painting) [2]

REGISTER for Herbal SeriesClick Here

Your creation will be unique – this is just one example!


Naturalist-Led Walks

Cost: $10 (FREE for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [5] See description.
Experience: Interested

Discovery Nature: Fall Foliage Trail Walk
Saturday, October 10; 10-12 pm
As we approach peak foliage, take a guided trek to get an up-close glimpse of the colors of fall. Along the way, you will learn about tree identification, the science of color change, and more. Conclude the program with a view of the Belknap Range from our historic barn.

Trail Tour- Red Trail
Saturday, October 24; 10-12 pm
This is also known as the sugar trail, so expect to see our sugar house and plenty of sugar maple trees. However, the variety of species along the trail will make for a colorful fall walk over the course of about a half mile.

Winter Tree ID
Saturday, November 14; 1-3 pm
Distinguishing features of bark, branches, and buds help to identify trees in winter. We will cover both deciduous (broadleaved) and coniferous (evergreen) trees. Challenge yourself to learn the species of trees found on our trails, and leave equipped with the skills to identify trees at any time of the year.


Learn More, Live Better

Seasonal listings are below. To view a full year of programming, click the image Nature Connect 365.

To register for any program in 2020, visit our ONLINE CALENDAR.

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!

 

 

* Members can take advantage of our new pricing, including FREE programming – pay only for guest lecturer or materials fees in other workshops. 

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  • Green Living: Backyard (and Indoor!) Composting
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  • NH Mushroom Company- Wild Mushroom Walk: Beginner*
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  • Wilderness Survival: Debris Shelters
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  • Soapmaking 101
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Locate Us

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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