Learning Through Doing
As small nonprofit, volunteers are a vital part of our organization. Prescott Farm offers service learning opportunities with training so you can learn about the natural world first-hand and volunteer opportunities so you can put that training to work through service at Prescott Farm. Come LEARN, DO and BECOME part of the Prescott Farm community with the knowledge that your efforts will help us continue to offer opportunities for all-ages to explore and preserve our environment for generations to come!
Intro to Organic Gardening Series
Planning The Garden
Tuesday, February 5; 6:00-7:30
Winter is the best time to plan the garden. Join us for some tips and tricks to get to know both Prescott Farm’s Learning Garden and your own growing space. Help us plan our garden for the year and walk away with your garden plan for this growing season.
Tuesday, March 12; 6:00-7:30
It is always hard to guess if March in New Hampshire will deliver a glimpse of spring or a few final blizzards. If you are itching to see the first signs of life, our seed starting workshop will give you the hands-on experience to feel confident starting seeds that will grow into strong, resilient plants. You’ll also gain the skills to help us tend our Learning Garden seedlings as they mature this spring!
Later Spring & Summer Dates
- April 16; 6:00-7:30 – Preparing the Soil
- May 14; 6:00-7:30 – Planting & Transplanting
- June 4; 6:00-7:30 – Weed ID & Maintenance
- September 10; 6:00-7:30 – Harvest & Seed Saving
- October 8; 6:00-7:30 – Putting the Garden to Bed
Maple Sugaring Volunteer Training
Saturday, February 9; 10:00-3:00
Have you always been interested in making maple syrup but don’t know where to start or lack the trees or time for your own sugaring operation? In this more program you will learn the basics – everything from tree ID to the correct consistency of the finished maple syrup – starting in the classroom and then outside as we prepare our sugarhouse and trees for the upcoming sugaring season. You’ll then put your knowledge into practice as a volunteer during one or more of our public education programs in March. On this day (or days!) you’ll keep the fire going and monitor sap boiling, carry sap to the sugar house, and assist our educators with other aspects of the public program.