Fall 2015 Adult Programs



growing and eating great garlic (ages 14+)
Growing your own garlic is easy and rewarding. Learn how to start and tend your own garlic patch, which varieties thrive in our climate, and how to get the best yields. We'll be sampling different varieties of raw and cooked garlic in different forms during class, so bring your appetite and be prepared to leave with garlic breath.

Instructor: Trish Wesley Umbrell, Farm Administrator & Garlic Grower

When: Wednesday, October 7

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 members/ $18 non-members


optimal health cleanse program-a two-week exercize in clean eating

Find out how you can nurture and revive your body systems by eating an abundance of healthy foods. Whether your goal is to eat better, reduce stress, reduce cholesterol, lose those extra pounds, or lessen your risk of disease, we will examine how the foods we eat impact our health and well-being. What have you got to lose?  Come and find out! 

When: Thursday, October 8
Time: 7:00 p.m. -8:15 p.m.
Fee: free
Instructor: Linda Tighe, www.allwellbreaksloose.com

Please email or call Linda Tighe for more details 508-333-1202


book discussion group

Join us for one or more nights of thought-provoking discussion! All view points are welcome.

There is no fee for joining the book discussion group, but please let the moderator know in advance that you are planning to attend.

When: Wednesday, October 30

Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area
by Henry Caudill A 1963 classic, this book presents "..the definitive biography of modern Appalachia, particularly the coal mining regions of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Caudill...is the most eloquent and persistent voice of outrage against strip mining, and the coal industry in general which has raped the Apppalachian hills. Particularly interesting are the descriptions of life in the coal towns from the 1920s on."

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: free! But please please email or call Melissa Probst at sweetsuds@zoho.com, 508-904-9246to let her know that you are coming.


When: December 2
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy

"Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach know as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we're in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society."

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: free! But please please email or call Melissa Probst at sweetsuds@zoho.com, 508-904-9246to let her know that you are coming.



soapmaking 101 (ages 14+)
Come and discover how soap is made. Learn about different carrier oils, essential oils, and other soap ingredients, along with safety guidelines for working with lye. Join in in making a fresh batch of soap, as a class, using the traditional cold-process method. Explore the value of using natural ingredients, in contrast to the chemical additives found in commerial soap products. Develop the confidence to try soap making on your home at home! All materials and equipment provided. Each participant will take home close to a pound of all-natural, hand-made soap, justing in time for holiday gift-giving!
Please dress for mess, preferably with long sleeves and closed shoes. And please bring an old towel to insulate your fresh block of soap.

Instructor: Melissa Probst, Soapmaker, Sweet Suds

When: Saturday, November 14

Time: 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $65 includes materials

No registration through NCOF.
To register, please email or call Melissa Probst at sweetsuds@zoho.com, 508-904-9246.



To check on your membership status please send an e-mail to marcy@natickfarm.org

If you would like to become a member or would like to renew your membership you can do so at the same time you sign up for a program.