SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Stonewall Farm offers a variety of agricultural programs for schools and youth groups. Our educators are also available to bring programs to your classroom such as our farm-to-school programs. Our programs are taught by experienced educators and farmers providing a quality hands-on learning experience for every student. The 120+ acres of pastures, fields, wetlands and forests serve as our classroom.

Small groups are welcome, but there is a minimum of $100 per group to cover the expense of prepping and running the program.

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!

Fee: $10/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: Feb – beginning of April

 

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!

Fee: $10/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. Our educators are also available to work with you at your school to establish a farm -to – school program.

Contact our Education Director today to set up this fun filled educational program for your class today!

Fee: $10/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: Year Round

 

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: $10/child          Length: 2 hours          Date programs are run: April – 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!

 

 

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.

Tree ID, dairy/milking, butter making, wool crafts, hayrides/sleighrides, pollinator habitats, soil health, plant a seed, citizen science projects, 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 classes for hobbyists and farmers on crafting, agriculture, cooking, homesteading and more. Check back often as we are frequently adding new classes and will continue to expand our offerings!

 

Growing Greens in Winter

 

Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM 

Geared toward the hobby farmer or beginning farmer, this workshops provides practical information on how to grow greens in winter to for your own use or as supplemental income in the winter. Participants will become familiar with cold tolerant varieties of greens, gain an understanding of winter structures, learn technical growing practices such as timing, seeding, transplanting, temperature regulation, watering, harvesting and pest control as well as options for an abundant harvest. A portion of this workshop will take place in our greenhouses.

Instructor: Heather Mason, Stonewall Farm Crop Manager

Fee: $20

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Pollinator Habitat in Your Garden

 

 

 

Saturday, May 1, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Planting for pollinators and beneficial insects in your garden has many benefits from beautifying your landscape, to improving pollination and crop production to reducing pests. In this hands-on workshop you will learn about pollinators and beneficial insects, tour the farm’s pollinator habitats and learn various techniques for incorporating plants such as the use of annual insectory strips, hedgerows, field borders and cover crops.

Instructor: Heather Mason, Stonewall Farm Crop Manager

Fee: $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomato Grafting

 

 

Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Learn how to improve tomato yields and the overall health and vigor of your tomato plants this season! Understand how and why grafting is worth the effort. Participants will learn about the two types of grafting and how to plant and care for grafted tomatoes. Participants will also practice side grafting. Grafting helps increase the plants disease resistance and reduce the need for pesticides.

Instructor: Heather Mason, Stonewall Farm Crop Manager

Fee: $25

 

 

 

 

 

School & Summer Camps

Stonewall Farm offers full day summer and school vacation/workshop day camps. Children explore, learn and play using the farm’s extensive fields, forests, trails and barns as their campus.

• school vacation camps •

Registration Fees :
$200/week or $50/day for Farm Members
$225/week or 55/day for Non-Members
The day starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. Before Care is available from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM for $8 per day and After Care is available from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM for $12 per day.

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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!

23-27

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.

26

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!

February 26 – March 2

 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.

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June

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!

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

• summer camp 2018 •

Camp runs weekly June 25th through August 17th with bonus week running August 20th

Camp registration will open mid to late February so stay tuned for camp session details!