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Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

Sundays March 4, 12 – 3 p.m.
Bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners who 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 purchase a skein of our yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm by April 15th.

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


Pysanky Eggs

Saturday March 17, 12 – 2 p.m.
Join talented artist and New Pond Farm member, Chanel Dupare, as she shares this traditional Ukrainian craft. Using a wax-resist dyeing method you will learn this delicate meditative art of Pysanky and leave with beautiful creations to enhance your home or to present as unique gifts.

$15 per member, $20 per non-member

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


Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

Sunday April 8, 12 – 3 p.m.
Bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners who 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 purchase a skein of our yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm by April 15th.

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


Helping the Honeybees

Saturday April 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join us for a Honey Bee conversation with our Apiary Manager, Ann Murray. We will share a day in the life of a beekeeper, challenges facing bees today, and ideas of how you can help these important pollinators.

$10 per member, $15 per non-member

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


Wildflower Ramble and Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday April 25, 11 a.m. ramble, 12 – 12:30 p.m. lunch
Each year, in memory of one of our founding Board members, Helen Hermes, we take a leisurely stroll down our stream-side trail to discover some of her favorite spring ephemerals. Trout Lily, Rue Anemone, Dutchmen’s Breeches, Trillium, and Spring Beauties will all be here to greet you! Bring a brown bag lunch and share happy conversations on our balcony as you look out over the pastures.

Free thanks to the Schroeder Education Fund

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


Ladies Fly Casting Class

Saturday April 28, 1 – 2 p.m.
Join Program Director, Tim Laughlin, and learn how to fly cast. Fly-fishing is becoming a very popular sport for ladies. Once you learn these basics, obtain a State of CT fishing license and a fly fishing rod
and reel, you will be ready to go fishing!

Space is limited

$15 per member, $20 per non-member

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


Forest Therapy Walk with Jennifer Salkin

Tuesday May 1, 9:30 a.m.
Join Jennifer, a certified leader of ShinrinYoku 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, mindful way of walking that has many proven health benefits.

$10 per member, $15 per non-member

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


Birding & Breakfast with Miley Bull

Monday May 7, 7 – 9 a.m.
Miley is one of a kind, a well-known ornithologist, a world traveler, a raconteur, and CT Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. Please join us for a fascinating morning in search of the Farm’s warblers, bluebirds, swallows, and other feathered residents. A delicious breakfast awaits you when you return to the Learning Center.

$10 per member, $15 per non-member

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


Knitting Children’s Hats

Wednesday May 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
Would you like to make a pumpkin hat or a hat with a farm animal or strawberry on it?
Join veteran knitter Mary Pat Cieri and create a unique 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!

$20 per member, $25 per non-member

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