New Pond Farm


Adult Programs

Woodland Mushroom Discovery Walk

Saturday September 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join Joe Brandt from The CT/Westchester Mycological Association for a fascinating walk through our woodlands as you look for fascinating mushrooms. Bring a bag lunch and stay for an identification session and great conversation.

This program is FREE.

Registration is required, spaces are limited

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Beatrix Potter: Her Life in the Lake District

Thursday September 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Just back from her travels through England’s Lake District, Meredith McClung is eager to share fresh insight into the fascinating world of Beatrix Potter and the ways in which this landscape influenced her life.
Beatrix Potter was more than an author and illustrator of children’s books.  Her love of nature grew into an interest in conservation; her combined talents led to one of the National Trust’s most significant legacies.
Tea and scones will be served at the conclusion of the program.

This program is $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

Sundays Oct. 1; Nov. 5; & Dec. 3; 12 – 3 p.m.
Bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and Nutmeg Spinners. They will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

    This program is free, but we ask that you to purchase a skein of NPF yarn ($12) and to donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm by April 1st.

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Earth, Wind, Water, & Fire- A Daylong Nature Retreat

Saturday October 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join Redding neighbor and psychologist Ann Reeves in slowing down for a early fall’s day to deepen your awareness of the beauty and healing gifts of the natural world. We will explore each element of nature in a slow, experiential manner in order to feel reconnected to their energies, be more at peace, and renew our commitment to be good stewards of our Earth.

We will tell our own nature stories and incorporate grounding exercises: breathing, movement, meditation, poetry, drumming, and alone time outside to experience the four elements in a deeply personal way.

Please bring a journal or notebook, a writing utensil, bug repellent, a drum or rattle if you’d like, and rain gear if needed- we will be spending time outside rain or shine.

      A simple farm lunch of squash soup, homemade bread, and salad will be provided.

This program is $100 per person.
Registration is required.

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

More wonderful programs for Adults coming soon