SCHOOL PROGRAMS

From our fall favorite Pumpkin Programs to Maple Sugaring and Spring Wetland educational programs, we have your curriculum needs covered. We also offer custom based programs for schools, home schoolers, and youth groups for, boy scouts to 4-H clubs and more.

Maple Sugaring

Take part in the New England tradition that welcomes back spring.  Learn the biology and natural history of maple trees, the history of sugarin’, tap a tree and boil some sap.  Travel through time to see how sugaring has been done through the ages.  Visit our sugar house and try a sweet treat of syrup.  Top it off with a hayride through the sugar bush.

Hayrides can accommodate children plus 2 chaperones.  All other chaperones can hang back in our learning center while the ride is out on our trails. Chaperones are encouraged to join all the other stations in this program.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Fee: $7/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: March

Farm Animal Tours

Visit our farm animals and learn about their biology, daily care, and how they earn their keep by providing specific products or services.  Get up close and personal with our sheep, alpacas, chickens, goats, rabbits and cows (try your hand at milking).  Finish your visit with a hayride around the farm.

Hayrides can accommodate children plus 2 chaperones.  All other chaperones can hang back in our learning center while the ride is out on our trails. Chaperones are encouraged to join all the other stations in this program.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Fee: $7/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: Year round

Farm to Table

Bring students back to the roots of our food system and food production while learning good eating habits.  Harvest from the garden or greenhouse, milk a cow, collect eggs, make butter and bake bread from scratch.  End the experience with a nice light meal of garden veggies that they harvested.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Fee: $7/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: Sept-Nov  May-June

Fall Harvest

Experience the farm in the fall while learning about plant biology and the fall harvest.   Wrap up the lesson with a hayride to see the fall colors in the woods and fields observing the beautiful fall colors here at the farm.

Hayrides can accommodate children plus 2 chaperones.  All other chaperones can hang back in our learning center while the ride is out on our trails. Chaperones are encouraged to join all the other stations in this program.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Fee: $7/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: October

Wetland Ecology

Explore the magic of Stonewall Farm’s wetland habitats.  While at the wetland boardwalk children will learn about stream ecology and examine crayfish, frogs, and tadpoles that call the wetlands home.  At our “Secret” pond, they will use dip nets to scoop out their own marsh creatures such as a dragonfly nymph and newts.  The students will learn how to document their observation with scientific drawings in their very own Wetland Journal.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Fee: $7/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: May-June

Outreach programs

There are a variety of farm themes that supplement state education standards.  We provide pre and post activities relevant to the theme.  Below is a condensed list.  Please contact us for more details regarding these and other outreach programs.

Farm Animal Adaptations- Live farm animals & activities illustrate physioligy, habitat, nutrition, behavior, and genetics.

Soil Science- Indoor & Outdoor program that helps students learn environmental conservation, geology and soil information, and the organisms that live under our feet.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today! vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

 

Custom Programs

We can design custom programs for your group.  You can choose from a large number of activities and lessons.  Below is a condensed list.  Please contact us for more details. 603.357.7278 or vcalkins@stonewallfarm.org

Tree ID, dairy/milking, butter making, wool crafts, hayrides/sleighrides, plant a seed, leaf pounding, cider making, soil science, snowshoeing, insulation experiments, tracking, greenhouse tour, insect investigation, maple sugaring, pond/stream exploration……and more!

Adult Education

Stonewall Farm offers education classes for adults on a range of topics including homesteading, crafts, and cooking to name a few. Check out our current offerings!

March 15th 6-8pm- Intro to Honeybees

It’s in the news. Our pollinators are in trouble.  What you can do to learn more about the problems, and how to spread the word about the importance of local pollinators.

Instructor: Jodi Turner
Fee: $25/members    $30/non members

March 29th & April 5th- Basket Weaving
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on the way! Remember your childhood Easter Basket? We’ll create a new one that you can give to the new little one in your family or use for a spring floral arrangement. Using round and flat reeds you will build a basket with a solid bottom so no jelly beans get away. Will be completed in 2 sessions, all the basics of basketry will be taught. $10.00 material fee due at first class payable to instructor.

 

 

 

Instructor: Meg Kupiec

Fee: $35.00/members    $40/non-members

April 8th 10-2 Log & Stump Inoculation
This is a course focused on growing mushrooms in the forest.
We will learn about the mushroom life cycle, Mycelia’s role in a healthy forest
and how to utilize mushrooms in a agro-forestry approach.
We learn how the process of Log and stump inoculation.  The aspects of fruiting
or logs and mushroom storage.  All parties will get a chance to bring a log home at the
end of the course.
Please bring a Potluck lunch
Good work clothing
a tin can
rubber mallet- Stonewall does have a few
natural Kitchen brush
Cordless drill and 5/16 brad point bit ( Optional)
Instructor: Dave Wichland of Wichland Woods
Fee: $50/members  $55/non members
April 27th 6-8pm Adult Terrarium Workshop

Learn how to create a living mini garden to reflect your inner design sensibility. with a knowledgeable instructor providing guidance, advice and inspiration, your inner artist will be set free. Please bring a glass “home” for your terrarium with you the night of the class

Instuctor: Ann Henry

Fee: $25 members  $30 non members

Mushroom Identification Course

Mushroom ID Course

August 5th 9AM to 12PM

Dave Wichland of Wichland Woods Mushrooms will be starting the class with a lecture on mushroom ID  followed up with a walk through the Stonewall Farm property foraging for mushrooms. Wrap up back at the building to identify mushrooms and cook them up for a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share!

Cost: $45.00 members $50.00 non members Register for Class

 

Introduction to Herbalism

Intro to Herbalism

August 17th 6 to 8 PM
Introduction to Herbal Medicine is a great class for all individuals interested in the inherent medicine that lies within plants. Students will be introduced to native plants and the medicinal properties that they have. This class will also cover the basics of tincture making. There will be a hands on activity where students learn how to make a tincture from native plant material. Herbalist will bring mother tinctures from her apothecary so every student can design there own tincture, based on there wants/needs, and take the tincture home with them!

Instructor: Brenna Morris
Fee: $30 members, $35 non-members

Register for Class

Financial Assistance available

May 4th, 2017 6-8pm • Raising Backyard Chickens
April 12th, 2017 6-8pm • Raising Backyard Chickens

School & Summer Camps

Stonewall Farm offers full day summer vacation and school vacation camps as well as full day programs when school is closed for school workshops. Campers get to explore all aspects of the farm from the dairy to the gardens and grounds.

• school vacation camps •

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DEC

Sheep to Shawl

Its a good time of year to learn how to make fun crafts.  We will learn how to prepare wool to then use for our fun projects. We will also use recycled materials to make a special craft.  We will save plenty of time to enjoy the crisp clean air and say hello to our farm animal friends!

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MAR

Maple Sugaring

Celebrate the maple sugaring season with Stonewall Farm!  Have you ever wondered how trees make sap? Who discovered maple syrup? or how to identify a Sugar Maple leaf?  Campers will experience this New England tradition first-hand from start to sweet finish!

17-21

APRIL

Spring Vacation Camp 

Spring into action with your favorite farm friends- hiking, cooking, games, sheep sheering & goat walks.  Sign up for 1 day or the entire week! Before care and after care available as needed.

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JAN

Winter Wildlife

Winter is an excellent time to learn how our forest friends adapt and survive the cold.  Weather permitting, we will snowshoe to look for signs of animals and learn a few tracking techniques.  Of course we will visit with and care for our farm animals inside the barns and save some time for some snow fun. Please feel free to bring a sled with you!

20-24

FEB

 Winter Vacation Camp

A full week of winter fun here on the farm with an artistic twist!!  We will be exploring all areas of the farm this week. Sign up for one day or the entire week!  Please feel free to bring a sled with you as we will be spending some time on our beautiful sledding hills.

Before care and after care available as needed.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACES ARE LIMITED SO CONTACT US TODAY!

Registration Fees:
$200/week or $50/day for Farm Members
$225/week or $55/dayn for non-members

• summer camp 2017 •

Camp runs weekly June 26th- Aug 18th.

Check out the 2017 summer camp brochure.

Camp registration for members is open February 1st.

Non-members can sign up on February 20th.

Call the farm today to sign up to be a member and take advantage of early registration.