New Pond Farm


Adult Programs

Forest Therapy Walk with Jennifer Salkin

Wednesday May 3, 10 a.m. start
Join Jennifer, a certified leader of Shinrin Yoku walks through the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, for a walk on our property. Health benefits come not through exercise but through focus on our senses to develop an immediate connection with the forest. This is a very relaxed, slow, and mindful way of walking that has many proven health benefits.
     $10 per member, $15 per non-member
Please register here

Birding & Breakfast
 with Miley Bull

Wednesday May 10, 7 – 9 a.m.
Miley is one of a kind…a well-known ornithologist, a world traveler, raconteur, and Connecticut Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. Don’t miss the opportunity to join him for a fascinating morning in search of the Farm’s warblers, bluebirds, swallows, and other feathered residents. A delicious farm breakfast awaits you when you return to the Learning Center.
     $10 per member, $15 per non-member
Please register here

Beyond the Basics:
Keeping Color In Your Garden Spring Through the Fall

SPRING: Sat. May 20, 10 a.m.
SUMMER: Sat. July 15, 10 a.m.
FALL: Sat. September 16, 10 a.m.
Does your garden lose its color after Spring bloom? Come find out how to maintain color in your garden during Spring, Summer, and Fall. Guest speakers Ellen Hughes-Sonnenfroh and Rob Hughes, from Stonebridge Associates, will walk you through the steps needed to achieve this goal. They are offering a 3 part series, one in each season, at Ellen’s home
in Redding and will actually show you how gardens can transition from season to season.
     This 3-part series: $45 for members, $60 for non-members
Please register here

Knitting Farm Hats for Children

Tuesdays May 23 & May 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Would you like to make a pumpkin hat, or a hat with grazing sheep? Join veteran knitter Mary Pat Cieri and create a unique “farm” hat that will delight a special child in your life. Pattern choices will be provided at registration. We ask that you bring the necessary materials with you and Mary Pat will provide the how-tos!
     This 2-part program is $20 per member, $25 per non-member
Please register here