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, 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.


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.

salsa & hot sauce
Come join us for a fun evening at the Farm learning how to make your own salsa and spicy hot sauces! You'll work with Farmer Dan using hot peppers and other farm fresh ingredients to create your own delicious salsas and hot sauces from scratch. Just in time for football watching season and those cool nights on the way.

Instructor: Dan Morris, NCOF Assistant Grower

When: November 10

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $25/person


broth making
Join us for a delicious evening at the Farm where you will learn all about making bone broths. Farmer Dan will teach you how to make both delicious chicken and beef stock using the bones from our animals. This class is just in time for the cooler weather and the upcoming soup/stew making season. Apply your skills at Thanksgiving and make your turkey the gift that keeps on giving this year!

Instructor: Dan Morris, NCOF Assistant Grower

When: Thursday, November 17

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $25/person

Time: 7-8:30pm

Fee: $25/person


floral workshop: winter wreaths

Participants will have access to natural materials galore from our flower workshop, all grown or foraged at the farm. Choose from fresh evergreen cuttings, dried greens (such as Sweet Annie), and dried flowers, leaves, berries, and seed pods. A 12-inch straw wreath base and floral pins provide a simple method for making a stunning wreath (14-16 inches finished). Follow the instructor's design, or create your own. All materials (plus hot cider) provided.

Instructor: Mya Wilke

When: November 29

Time: 7:00-8:30

Fee: $48/person includes materials



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.