Prescott Farm Offers Spring Programs for Adults and Families

As spring transitions into summer, many people are out and about enjoying the natural beauty all around us. For those looking to enhance their outdoor experience or to learn something new about the natural resources available in the wild, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia has lots to offer. With a varied schedule of Spring Programs, there’s something for just about everyone at Prescott Farm. Here is a sampling of upcoming workshops and events

The Magnificent Big Trees of Prescott Farm

Saturday, June 24; 11:00-12:00 – Prescott Farm is home to HUGE old trees, including a black walnut tree which is officially the largest one in Belknap County. These trees are quite magnificent to behold, and can also teach us a great deal — just imagine what they have “seen” over the course of their lives! During this one-hour program, you will learn a lot about trees (of course!), but also fascinating fun facts about ecology, history, and how the land has changed over the years. All ages welcome.  Note:  Please wear sneakers or hiking boots! $7.50 ($6 Members)/person with pre-registration; $10 at the door.

Herbal Pathfinder Series

Saturdays through October – 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, and 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!

June 17:  June’s herb workshop continues our exploration in learning plant identification in the gardens and forest; then we will begin learning plant medicinal/food properties for food & medicine. In the classroom students will learn how to make herbal oils, ointments, and natural bug repellents…just in time for bug season!

July 15:  July’s herb workshop brings us into the first harvesting of herbs! In this workshop students will learn harvesting, drying, and other preservation techniques to keep your herbs for later use. In the classroom students will learn how to create Herbal vinegars & honey to preserve their summer herb harvest.

Click HERE to view the entire series with descriptions and pricing.

“We Can Do It” Series:  Traditional Homesteading Skills for the Modern Family

As our world becomes busier and more automated, many important skills of yesteryear are being lost altogether. However, mastering these skills can help you slow down, save money, have less of an impact on the environment, strengthen family bonds, and are just plain fun to boot! Join us each month to learn a new homesteading skill together – these programs are designed specifically for kids ages 7+ and a parent or grandparent to participate in together. Receive a 5% discount if you sign up for 6 or more classes in the series.

Saturday, June 10; 10:00-12:00:  Caring for Chickens

Using our small flock as a model we’ll learn about housing, food and water requirements, egg collection and more – you’ll be ready to start your own flock!

Saturday, July 8; 10:00-12:00:  Butter & Cheese Making


Two projects today!  Learn to make your own butter using a variety of techniques, as well as a simple cheese flavored with herbs from the garden.

Click HERE to view the entire series with descriptions and pricing.

For more information on other great programs at Prescott Farm, please visit www.prescottfarm.org.

Prescott Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation, providing year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiosity, discovery, fun, and connection to the natural world.

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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