Upcoming Program Descriptions

Learn More, Live Better

Seasonal listings are below. To view of full year of programming, see the online calendar.
To register for any program in 2021, visit our ONLINE CALENDAR.

Prescott Farm is here to help you connect with nature and the world around you, from our snowshoe series and Family Fun Days to gardening and maple sugaring. 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. 


Summer Polliwogs

Three Saturdays beginning July 7; 10-11 am

A fun group for the littlest explorers amongst us! Join us and bring along your favorite grown-up to explore Prescott Farm.

Recommended Ages: Child (2.5-5 years) with Adult
Physical Demand: [3]
Cost: $6 Non-Members; $3 for Members

July 10: The Learning Garden
July 17: Water is Wonderful
July 24: Monarchs and Milkweed

Organic Gardening Series
Throughout the growing season, we will meet monthly to discuss your observations, questions, and tips for the weeks ahead while using the Learning Garden at Prescott Farm as an example. One Tuesday evening each month (6:30- 8 pm) through the growing season:

July 13, August 10, September 7 & October 5.

Cost: $12 (Free for Members)
Recommended Ages: All
Physical Demand: [4]

REGISTER Organic Gardening SeriesClick Here

Special thanks to our business partner and Organic Gardening sponsor, Belknap Landscape!

Family & Friends Fun Days sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation

Join us for fun, games, learning and exploration in every season of the year! (In order to make this opportunity available to a wider range of groups, please select only one program (AM or PM) per date.)

Fireflies Light the Skies: Tue, July 6,  6:30- 8 pm
Monarch Monitors: Tue, August 3,  6:30-8 pm

Recommended Ages: Kids (with Adult)

Soapmaking Series

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [2]

Soapmaking 101

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

Thursday, July 8; (5:30-7:30 pm)
Saturday, August 7; (10-12 pm)
Saturday, September 25 (10-12 pm) *
Saturday, October 2 (1-3 pm)

* Have a teen interested in soapmaking? Bring them along in this session (teens must be accompanied by an adult.)

Tree & Shrub ID Series

Saturday, June 26; 10-12 pm

Prescott Farm has over 70 species of woody trees, shrubs and vines. Most are native to New Hampshire and a few are non-native or so-called invasive. Guest instructor and Forestry Expert, Tom Foster, leads this workshop and will cover basic summer and winter identification characteristics such as leaves, twigs, buds, and bark of the most commonly found species. Guests will learn from a knowledgeable and experienced teacher in a beautiful setting.

Cost: $12 (Free for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [5]


Painting at Prescott Farm

Cost: $40 Non-Members; $25 for Members
Recommended Ages: All (mature youth welcome)
Physical Demand: [2]

Saturday, June 26; 10-12 pm

Let the beauty of nature at Prescott Farm inspire you as you create a seasonal painting. Tom Hitchcock, President of the Lakes Region Art Association, will guide you at any level of painting ability to walk away with a piece of art that you love.

Choose from pencil drawing or acrylic ink. Supplies will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

REGISTER for Painting at Prescott FarmClick Here

You can register now Fall (October 2)


Master Herbalist-Led Programs

Melissa Morrison, Master Herbalist, is the Clinical Master Herbalist of Dragonfly Botanicals Wisdom Center in Belmont, NH.

Woods Walk with an Herbalist
Saturday, June 26; 11:30 am
Saturday, September 4; 9-11:30 am

Are you curious about the dynamic of life in the woods and the varied organisms, from soil to treetop? What in the forest can be used for food and medicine? Join Melissa Morrison, Master Herbalist of Dragonfly Botanicals, for a fun foray into Prescott Farm’s magical woodland to learn how to “read” these plants and see nature with new eyes.

$27 Non-Members; $15 for Members
Physical Demand: [5]

Natural Basket Making (2-parts)

In this workshop series Melissa will teach you how to create coil baskets using materials found in your garden and nature. Coil basketry is an enjoyable skill that takes practice so this series has been made to help the student learn techniques in coiling and stitching while getting helpful coaching and inspiration too.

Learn to Coil
Saturday, July 17 (9-12 pm)
Part 1 of this series is the more intensive and will cover materials used, how to start your coil, stitches typically used in coil basket making, balancing/adding into the coil. The students will be able to make a coil base to take home to continue to work on.

Make & Finish Your Basket
Saturday, July 24 (9-12 pm)
Part 2 of the series the students bring their coil basket from the prior class. The goal of this class is to help the student bring their baskets into a more finished form with continued instruction from Melissa.

Both sessions: $70 Non-Members; $50 for Members
First session only: $60 Non-Members; $40 for Members

Natural Remedies for Allergy Immunity
Wednesday, July 21 (6-7:30 pm)

Seasonal allergies can make enjoying the warm weather months a challenge! We are lucky Nature grows helpful plants to relieve the symptoms of pollen overload on your immune system. Melissa will guide you in learning what herbs, plants, foods, and other natural therapies will help you strengthen your immunity and be more comfortable as you enjoy the Great Outdoors.

$45 Non-Members; $30 for Members

REGISTER for Melissa Morrison ProgramsClick Here

Plan ahead and register now for any of Melissa’s 2021 programs! Herbs and Natural Therapies for Stress, Anxiety, & Relaxation (8/11/21)


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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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