Public Programs

Register for winter programs including before school, after school, and home school programs.

Public Programs offer people of all ages wonderful opportunities to experience the farm. Programs are organized by season and age level. We offer morning and afternoon, home school, after school, school vacation week, and summer programs.

HAVE QUESTIONS? REACH OUT TO [email protected]

After School Farmers

This program will involve students in our everyday Farm operations, from animals chores to harvest to putting our gardens to bed. Memorial students will be walked over from Memorial by Farm staff. (Please indicate in the “Notes” section of the online registration if your child is from Memorial.) There are no classes on Natick Early Release days.

Farming for Homeschoolers

This opportunity for middle-school-aged youth is all about working together to solve problems creatively and to contribute meaningfully to the Farm’s mission. These intrepid students participate in every aspect of the farming seasons, from harvesting in the fall, to sugaring in the winter, to planting in the spring. Join us in growing people while growing food!

February Vacation Farmers

February Vacation Farmers (grades k-4)

Experience the Farm in the winter. Care for the animals, enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse, learn winter crafts, make yummy treats, and explore winter in the woods. You’ll be part of the opening maple sugaring season. If the weather is right, you’ll help tap sugar maples!

 

February Vacation Work Experience (grades 5-8)

Middle-school students are invited to join the Farm staff during February vacation to help with our maple sugaring operation, work in the greenhouses, care for our animals and their new arrivals, and help with maintenance.

Friday Farm Time

It’s Friday Farm time! Join one of our Forest Gnome teachers as we work and have fun on the Farm. Experience a taste of Gnome life as we spend half the day as Farmers caring for and feeding the animals, and half the day exploring the woods with lots of time for child-directed play. This is an outdoor program that runs in all weather and combines the best of Farm and forest time! A snack is included and the cost is incorporated into the program fee. Come dressed in weather-  appropriate gear for a morning full of outdoor play and Farm activities! 

Outdoor explore and Play Group (Ages 1.5-3.5 with a caregiver)

Join our dynamic play group which focuses on outdoor free-play and exploration, community building and connection to the natural world. When registering, please indicate the age of your child and who will accompany the child in the ‘note’ section.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01 Mon Apr 1-29 3-4pm $72/$60

02 Mon May 6-Jun 3 3-4pm $72/$60

(No class Apr 15, May 27)

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Gnomes on the Farm – Spring (ages 3-5)

Wake the animals up, help the Farmers give water to and feed the animals, and gather eggs. Then spend some time in the forest, where free play is the order of the day and where exploration and imagination guide the activities! This is a drop-off program.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01 Fri Mar 22-Jun 7 9am-12pm $594/$495

Little Hands in the Soil (Ages 3-5)

We are looking for little hands to help us take care of our “Toddler’s Garden”. We will plant and mulch, rake and water, cultivate and decorate – just like big gardeners.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

01A Thu May 9-30 10:30-11:30 am $72/$60

01B Thu May 9-30 1:30-2:30 pm $72/$60

Baby Stars at the Farm (Ages 3-5)

Get to know bunnies, kids, lambs, chicks and piglets through watching, touching and storytelling. Each week will feature one animal. We will meet the animals and read a story.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01A Mon Apr 1-29 10:30-11:30 am $72/$60

01B Mon Apr 1-29 1:30-2:30 pm $72/$60

(No class on Apr 15)

Chicken and Egg (ages 3-5)

Meet a chicken. We will learn what they really love to eat and feed them. If we’re quiet, we can hold one. Then we’ll hunt for eggs in the nesting boxes.

01 Wed Apr 10 9:00-10:00 am $18/$15

02 Wed May 1 9:00-10:00 am $18/$15

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Chore Time (Ages 3-5)

Come down to the Farm and wake the animals up. Help the Farm feed and water the animals and gather the eggs.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01 Mon Apr 1-29 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

02 Thu Apr 4-May 2 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

03 Mon May 6-Jun 3 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

04 Thu May 9-30 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

(No class Apr 15,16,18 or May 27)

Farm Activities and Crafts (Ages 3-5)

Let’s discover the Farm in beautiful spring and do farm projects and activities around the season – from sowing seeds, to creating a Farm project, and gathering flowers.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01A Thu Apr 4-May 2 10:30 am-11:30 am $72/$60

01B Thu Apr 4-May 2 1:30-2:30 pm $72/$60

Got Milk (Ages 3-5)

Have you ever milked a goat? Spend some time with our milking friends! Does chocolate milk really come from brown cows? Come see and taste what we can make with milk!

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01 Wed May 22 9:00-10:00 am $18/$15

Hop with the Bunnies (Ages 3-5)

Spend some time learning about these warm, fuzzy little creatures. How they live in the wild and how we care for them at home.

S Day Dates Times Price/ M Price

01 Wed Apr 24 9:00-10:00 am $18/$15

02 Wed May 8 9:00-10:00 am $18/$15

Let’s Play!

May 7, from 12-2pm at the Natick Community Organic Farm
For parents and caregivers and their children (preschool through elementary)
A “hands on” program with ideas on how parents can engage their children through the world of play. Facilitated by licensed psychotherapist Pam Stich, this program will take place (weather permitting) outside at Natick’s local gem (and natural playground), the Natick Community Organic Farm. Lead Sponsors: Natick Community Organic Farm and SPARK Kindness. Registration for this program takes place through SPARK Kindness.

Afterschool Farmers (Grades K-4)

This program will involve students in our everyday Farm operations, from animal chores to harvesting, to putting our gardens to bed. Memorial students will be walked over from Memorial by Farm staff. Please indicate in the “Notes” section of the online registration if your child is from Memorial. No program on Natick Early Release days.

S Day Dates Times Price/M Price

01A Mon Apr 8-Jun 3 3:15-4:45 pm $189/$158

01B Mon Apr 8-Jun 3 3:15-5:15 pm $252/$210

02A Tue Mar 19-Jun 4 3:15-4:45 pm $297/$248

02B Tue Mar 19-Jun 4 3:15-5:15 pm $396/$330

03A Thu Mar 21-Jun 6 3:15-4:45 pm $270/$225

03B Thu Mar 21-Jun 6 3:15-5:15 pm $360/$300

(No program on Natick Early Release days, and Apr 15, Apr 16, Apr 18, May 27.)

Afterschool in the Woods (Grades K-4)

Let’s reclaim our woods for afternoon play and exploration. There will be time for hikes, wood working and building shelters. Memorial students will be walked over from Memorial by Farm staff.  No program on Natick Early Release Days.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

03A Wed Mar 27-Jun 5 3:15-4:45 pm $216/$180

03B Wed Mar 27-Jun 5 3:15-5:15 pm $288/$240

(No program on Natick Early Release Days – Mar 13, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17, May 27)

April Vacation Farmers (K-4)

Experience the Farm in the winter. Care for the animals, enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse, learn winter crafts, make yummy treats, and explore winter in the woods. You’ll be part of the opening maple sugaring season. If the weather is right, you’ll help tap sugar maples!

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

01 Tue-Fri Apr 16-19 9-12pm $216/$180

02 Tue-Fri Apr 16-19 1-4pm $216/$180

April Vacation Work Experience (grades 5-8)

Middle school students are invited to join the Farm staff during April vacation to help work in the greenhouses, care for our animals and their new arrivals, and help with maintenance.

01 Tue-Fri Apr 16-19 8:30 am-12 pm $252/$210

02 Tue-Fri Apr 16-19 1:00-4:30 pm $252/$210

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Farming for Homeschoolers (ages 5-10)

Please join us for a year round, hands-on program that involves children in our every-day Farming operations – from maple sugaring to working in the solar greenhouses, from starting seeds in the greenhouses to transplanting seedlings into the vegetable gardens.  Every week we start the morning with animal chores. Over the course of the year children will get a deep insight into all aspects of work on a farm and to where our food comes from. This is a drop-off program.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

02 Tue Mar 26-June 4 9-12pm $480/$390

(No class on Apr 16)

Farming for Homeschoolers II (ages 11-14)

Middle-school-aged youth work together to solve problems creatively and to contribute meaningfully to the Farm’s mission. Our intrepid students participate in every aspect of the farming seasons, from sugaring in the winter to planting in the spring. Join us in growing people while growing food!

02 Mon Mar 25-Jun 3 8:30 am-2:30 pm $720/$585

(No class on Apr 15 or May 27)

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Only Bunnies (ages 5-10)

Thinking about a rabbit for a pet? Here’s your chance to hold, care for and get all your questions about these furry critters answered.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

01 Wed Apr 10 3:30-4:30pm $18/$15

Purely Piglets (Ages 5-10)

Get to know the smartest animal on the Farm. A chance to learn about our piglets, feed them kitchen scraps and watch them play in the mud.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

01 Wed Apr 3 3:30-4:30pm $18/$15

Youth Work Experience (Grades 5-8)

We are inviting middle school students to join Farm staff after school top take care of the animals and help with maintenance. During the months of April, May and June, students will be involved in starting our vegetable seedlings, transplanting and preparing our gardens.

S Day Dates Time Price/M Price

01 Tue Feb 26-Mar 26 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

02 Wed Feb 27-Mar 27 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

03 Thu Feb 28-Mar 28 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

04 Tue Apr 2-Apr 30 3:00-4:30 pm $108/$90

05 Wed Apr 3-May 1 3-4:30 pm $108/$90

06 Thu Apr 4-May 2 3-4:30 pm $108/$90

07 Tue May 7-Jun 4 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

08 Wed May 8-Jun 5 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

09 Thu May 9-Jun 6 3-4:30 pm $135/$113

(No class on Apr 16,17,18)

NCOF’s popular summer programs offer youth ages 3-17 ten weeks of amazing opportunities to engage with the farm and to help run it! Four-day sessions run mornings or afternoons and are led by experienced instructors. Activities are carefully tailored by age level.

Weekly Sessions Summer 2019:

Session A meets in the morning , B meets in the afternoon.
Week 1 Mon Jun 17-Thu Jun 20/Fri Jun 21
Week 2 Mon Jun 24- Thu Jun 27/Fri Jun 28
Week 3 Mon Jul 1-Wed Jul 3 (pro-rated)
Week 4 Mon Jul 8 -Thu Jul 11/Fri Jul 12
Week 5 Mon Jul 15-Thu Jul 18/Fri Jul 19
Week 6 Mon Jul 22-Thu Jul 25/Fri Jul 26
Week 7 Mon Jul 29-Thu Aug 1/Fri Aug 2
Week 8 Mon Aug 5-Thu Aug 8/Fri Aug 9
Week 9 Mon Aug 12-Thur Aug 15/Fri Aug 16
Week 10 Mon Aug 19-Thu Aug 22/Fri Aug 23

Forest Explorers (Ages 3.5-5)

With the Forest Explorers, children discover the woods as a place of magic and make-believe through song, play, and storytelling. What’s behind that tree? What’s under that rock? What’s around the trailbend? These questions, when infused with a sense of adventure, make each day a truly epic day in the woods. Build a fort, bake a mud-pie, make a leaf collage, or splash in the pond. Each week, the Forest Explorers fill the woods with wonder and laughter. Join us for an unforgettable summer! 

  • Weekly sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9am to 12pm
  • $180 for members, $216 for nonmembers

!All Forest Explorers must be potty trained by June 1st, 2018!

Budding Farmers (Ages 4-5)

The day of a Budding Farmer is filled with exploration and imagination. As our youngest group on the farm, Budding Farmers discover this fascinating place with all five senses. Children dance their way through the lifecycle of a chicken, taste a variety of vegetables for the first time, listen like bunnies in a rabbit circle, and feel the rough tongue of the cow licking grain from their hands. Guided by intrepid naturalist-agrarian educators, expect your child to build their powers of observation while immersing themselves in the farm landscape. So get your mud boots on and get ready to make friends with a goat, rescue some lost chickens, and find life all around the farm!

  • Weekly sessions run Monday through Thursday
    • Morning sessions run 9am to 12pm
    • Afternoon sessions run 1pm to 4pm
  • $180 for members, $216 for nonmembers

NEW: Woodland Wanderers (ages 4-6)

For the pre-K and K set who love to wander, whittle and build out in the woods. This afternoon program is out in the Forest, like the morning Forest Explorers, but is geared for kids who are a little older. We will hike, explore and try out some basic primitive skills in our beautiful forested area adjacent to the Farm. Wanderers fill the woods with wonder and laughter.

  • Weekly sessions run Monday-Thursday
  • Afternoons 1:00-4:00 pm
  • $180 for members/$216 for non-members

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Young Farmers (Ages 6-7)

Young Farmers discover that though small they can make a big difference on the farm. We challenge our students to jump in and try new things like entering an animal enclosure to improve the pasture, pushing a wheelbarrow for the first time, or eating a salad they picked themselves! At the end of a week spent caring for the animals, minding their very own garden, and roaming the grounds, Young Farmers leave feeling like they belong on the Farm.

  • Weekly sessions run Monday through Thursday
    • Morning sessions run 9:00am to 12pm
    • Afternoon sessions run 1pm to 4pm
  • $180 for members, $216 for nonmembers

Growing Farmers (Ages 8-9)

Growing Farmers are ready to be part of the farm. Whether it’s making some mint tea after weeding a fence line, singing a song while stacking some wood, or holding the second annual Forest Stream Regatta, these youngsters experience the breadth and depth of farm life. Through work, through play, Growing Farmers discover what they can do, learn, and become in the wild potential of nature. These guys get their hands dirty turning the Farm into their classroom, stage, and playground.

  • Weekly sessions run Monday through Thursday
    • Morning sessions run 8:30am to 12pm
    • Afternoon sessions run 1pm to 4:30pm
  • $210 for members, $252 for nonmembers

Junior Working Farmers (Ages 10-11)

The Junior Working Farmer program is for kids ready to have fun while doing good work. This can-do team and the work they do touches all aspects of farm life. One day they are carpenters, fixing a sticky gate. The next day they might be engineers finding the gradient for a storm drain. And everyday they curate and polish market stand. Each day brings something exciting and new, new problems to solve, new opportunities for creativity. The Junior Working Farmers is a great chance for kids to excel in farm projects and get a better, dirtier, view of where our food comes from!

  • Morning sessions run 8:30am to 12pm, Monday through Friday
    • There are no afternoon sessions for the JWF!
  • $245 for members, $298 for nonmembers

Working Farmers (Ages 12-14)

The Working Farmer program is a learn by doing experience. As Working Farmers kids become agricultural juggernauts, powering every dimension of the growing process. Seeding, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, selling- they are hands on at every step. Working right alongside our expert growers, kids learn where their food comes from and how to grow it. Throughout the summer, this team develops the skills and the confidence to run the farm and have a blast while doing it. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and join us!

  • Morning sessions run 8:30am to 12pm, Monday through Friday
    • $245 for members, $298 for nonmembers
  • Afternoon sessions run 1pm to 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
    • $196 for members, $230 for nonmembers
  • In order to best prepare for a great summer, all Working Farmers are asked to attend a pre-season meeting at 4:30 on Wednesday, June 12th. If you decide to join us this season after June 12th, please be sure to review the Working Farmer Guidelines.

Leaders in Training

Leaders in Training are unpaid summer teaching positions for mature preteens & young teens. LITs gain invaluable experience assisting our summer teachers and “learning the ropes” of teaching–serving as an LIT is an excellent way to make yourself known to the Farm staff and proof yourself worthy of being on the Teen Work Crew, as well as to fill community service requirements.

Email our summer program coordinator if you are interested.

Teen Work Crew

Teen Work Crew (ages 14-17) offers paid, mentored summer work for teens carrying out “the big jobs” at the farm, like mowing, fencing, splitting wood, and tackling general construction projects.

Teens work 3 to 4 24-hour weeks over the course of the summer, earning minimum wage, under a Teen Work Crew leader. Teen work crew is full for Summer 2019. Look for details for 2020 next March.

Barnyard Buddies (ages 3-7 with a caregiver)

Come down to the Farm and wake up the animals. Help the Farm feed and water the animals and gather eggs. When registering, please indicate who will accompany the child in the “notes” section. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01A Sun Sep 22 8-9:00 am $20/$16

01B Sun Sep 22 9-10:00 am $20$16

02A Sun Oct 6 8-9:00 am $20/$16

02B Sun Oct 6 9-10:00 am $20/$16

03A Sun Oct 27 8-9:00 am $20/$16

03B Sun Oct 27 9-10:00 am $20/$16

Chicken and Egg (ages 3-5)

Meet a chicken. We’ll learn what they really love to eat and feed them ourselves. Maybe if we’re quiet, we can hold a chicken. Then we’ll hunt for eggs in the nesting boxes. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Wed Oct 16 9:30-10:30 am $18/$15

Chore Time (ages 3-5)

Come down to the Farm and wake up the animals. Help the Farm feed and water the animals and gather the eggs. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Mon Sep 9-Sep 30 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

02 Thu Sep 12-Oct 3 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

No class Oct 14

03 Mon Oct 7-Nov 4 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

04 Thu Oct 10-Oct 31 9:00-10:00 am $72/$60

 

Farm Activities (ages 3-5)

Fall is busy on the Farm, there’s so much you can help harvest, preserve, decorate and enjoy! Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Thu Oct 10-Oct 31 10:30-11:30 am $72/$60

02 Thu Oct 10-Oct 31 1:30-2:30 pm $72/$60

 

Hop with the Bunnies (ages 3-5)

Spend some time learning about these warm, fuzzy little creatures. Learn how they live in the wild and how we care for them at home. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Wed Sep 25 9:30-10:30 am $18/$15

02 Wed Oct 30 9:30-10:30 am $18/$15

Little Hands in the Soil (ages 3-5)

We are looking for little hands to help us take care of our gardens. We will harvest, mulch and put the garden to bed, just like big gardeners. Maybe we’ll hide some bulbs in the ground to surprise the Farmers in the spring.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Thu Sep 12-Oct 3 10:30-11:30 am $72/$60

02 Thu Sep 12-Oct 3 1:30-2:30 pm $72/$60

 

Outdoor Explore and Play (ages 1.5-3.5 with a caregiver)

Join our dynamic playgroup which focuses on outdoor free-play and exploration, community building and connection to the natural world. When registering, please indicate the age of your child and who will accompany the child in the “notes” section. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Mon Sep 9-Sep 30 3-4 pm $72/$60

02 Mon Oct 7-Nov 4 3-4 pm $72/$60

No class on Oct 14 

 

Afterschool Farmers (grades K-4)

This program will involve students in our everyday Farm operations, from animal chores to harvesting, to putting our gardens to bed. Memorial students will be walked over from Memorial by Farm staff. Please indicate in the “notes” section of the online registration if your child is from Memorial. No program on Natick Early Release days.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01A Mon Sep 9-Nov 25 3:15-4:45 pm $243/$203

01B Mon Sep 9-Nov 25 3:15-5:15 pm $324/$270

02A Tue Sep 3-Nov 26 3:15-4:45 pm $351/$292

02B Tue Sep 3-Nov 26 3:15-5:15 pm $468/$390

03A Thu Sep 5-Nov 21 3:15-4:45 pm $324/$270

03B Thu Sep 5-Nov 21 3:15-5:15 pm $432/$360

No class on Sep 30, Oct 14, Nov 11, Nov 28

Afterschool in the Woods (grades k-4)

Let’s reclaim our woods for afternoon play and exploration. There will be time for hikes, wood working and building shelters. Memorial students will be walked over from Memorial by Farm staff.  No program on Natick Early Release Days.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01A Wed Sep 4-Nov 20 3:15-4:45 pm $189/$157

01B Wed Sep 4-Nov 20 3:15-5:15 pm $252/$210

No class on Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 16, Nov 6, 13 and 27

 

Early Morning Drop Off

Join us at the Farm for our new Early Morning Drop Off Program! We will do various fun, outdoor Farm activities, such as feeding an animal, or taking a hike into the forest before the start of the school day. Dropoff is at 7:30am – we will walk Memorial students over to school at 8:40am. Weather appropriate outerwear is needed for this program.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Mon Sep 9-Nov 25 7:30-8:45 am $225/$180

02 Tue Sep 3-Nov 26 7:30-8:45 am $325/$260

03 Wed Sep 4-Nov 27 7:30-8:45 am $300/$240

04 Thu Sep 5-Nov 21 7:30-8:45 am $300/$240

No program Sep 30, Oct 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Nov 28

 

Chicken Time (ages 5-7)

Meet a chicken and learn what they really love to eat and feed them ourselves. Maybe if we’re quiet, we can hold a chicken. Then we’ll hunt for eggs in the nesting boxes.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Wed Sep 25 3:30-4:30 pm $18/$15

Farming for Homeschoolers (ages 5-10) 

Throughout the 2018/2019 school year we will offer a Tuesday and Thursday morning for homeschoolers at the Farm. Each morning the children will be involved in our everyday Farm operations, from animal chores to harvesting, to putting our gardens to bed. Over the course of the year children will get a deep insight into all aspects on a Farm. This is a drop-off program.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Tue Sep 10-Dec 17 9:00 am-12:00 pm $765/$630

Farming for Homeschoolers (ages 11-14)

This opportunity for middle-school-aged youth is all about working together to solve problems creatively and to contribute meaningfully to the Farm’s mission. These intrepid students participate in every aspect of the farming seasons, from harvesting in the fall, to sugaring in the winter, to planting in the spring. Join us in growing people while growing food! Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Mon Sep 9-Dec 16 8:30 am-2:30 pm $1,105/$910

No class Oct 14, Nov 11

 

Only Bunnies (ages 5-10)

Thinking about a rabbit for a pet? Here’s your chance to hold, care for and get all your questions about these furry critters answered. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Wed Oct 9 3:30-4:30 pm $18/$15

02 Wed Nov 6 3:30-4:30 pm $18/$15

Youth Work Experience (grades 5-8)

We are inviting middle-school students to join Farm staff after school to take care of the animals and help with maintenance. During the months of Sep, Oct, and Nov, students will be involved in harvesting and putting the gardens to bed. Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01 Tue Sep 10-Oct 15 3:00-4:30 pm $153/$126

02 Wed Sep 11-Oct 16 3:00-4:30 pm $128/$105

03 Thu Sep 12-Oct 17 3:00-4:30 pm $153/$126

04 Tue Oct 22-Nov 19 3:00-4:30 pm $128/$105

05 Wed Oct 23-Nov 20 3:00-4:30 pm $128/$105

06 Thu Oct 24-Nov 21 3:00-4:30 pm $128/$105

No program on Oct 9

 

FOR FAMILIES

Barnyard Buddies (ages 3-7 with a caregiver)

Come down to the Farm and wake the animals up. Help the Farm feed and water the animals and gather eggs. When registering, please indicate who will accompany the child in the “Notes” section.  Crofter members and above receive 20% off programs! Become a member by clicking here.

01A Sun Sep 22 8-9:00 am $20/$16

01B Sun Sep 22 9-10:00 am $20$16

02A Sun Oct 6 8-9:00 am $20/$16

02B Sun Oct 6 9-10:00 am $20/$16

03A Sun Oct 27 8-9:00 am $20/$16

03B Sun Oct 27 9-10:00 am $20/$16

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Soap Making 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 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 commercial soap products. Develop confidence to try soapmaking on your own at home! All materials and equipment provided. Each participant will take home close to a pound of natural handmade soap – just in time for holiday 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 9

Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee: $65 includes materials

No registration through NCOF.

To register: Please email or call Melissa Probst at [email protected], 508-904-9246.

What folks are saying about our programs:

“I have been meaning to write for months, really ever since my 4 year old son, A., finished up 5 weeks of the Budding Farmer program (or farm camp, as we fondly called it) at the farm in August. My reason for writing is to thank you. A. is, by nature, an outdoor kind of a kid and I was convinced, following our move to Natick in January, that he would love the farm. But his time with Bridget and Betsy far exceeded my expectations. Everyday he was full of enthusiastic stories… what he’d found in the woods, the animals he’d cared for, the bee stings he’d bravely endured! He talked more about farm camp (and with more enthusiasm) than he has about any school, camp, or class he has ever done. Part of that is because of him and what he loves/feels connected to. But most of that is because of you and the wonderful programs you run.  I know how often one can go about their regular business and not know how much is being contributed or noticed. But please know how grateful A. and our whole family is for the important work that you do on the farm. Thank you and keep up the good work! Best wishes,”A.L., Parent

 

“My son participated in the April Vacation program and absolutely LOVED it.  He is five and I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, but he came home each day saying, “Camp at the Farm was AWESOME.” with two thumbs up and wants to return every afternoon after his sister naps.   I feel it is always important to tell someone/place a job well done-Since we tend to always hear the negative. ” S.L., Parent