Fall 2016 Adult Programs



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.

Wednesday, September 7
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert


Wednesday, October 5
The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times, by Robert Hopkins


Wednesday, November 9
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order by Noam Chomsky


Wednesday, December 7
Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local and Eating Less Meat and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work by Richard Oppenlander


Time: 7:30-9 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.

eating organic (ages 21+) CANCELLED
Come learn about and taste new organic vegetables and herbs from our organic garden. Try out some healthy, hearty recipes and discover the benefits of organic produce for the earth, your body, and your taste buds. Come with an empty stomach and leave full of fresh vegetables and with new recipes to try again at home.

Instructor: Deena Kanopkin, NCOF Farmer

When: Wednesday, October 7

Time: 5-7 p.m.
Fee: $40/person


growing and eating great garlic (ages 14+) POSTPONED
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


natural spa night (ages 21+) CANCELLED
Come to the Farm and pamper yourself with a night of revitalizing herbal facials and organic coconut hand scrubs. Relax as we create natural lip balm for you to take home and learn about the health benefits of our garden herbs.

Instructor: Deena Kanopkin

When: Thursday, December 1

Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $40/person; $75/two people


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 12

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.