New Pond Farm


Adult Programs

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.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

Sundays 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.

Adult Craft Night: Wool Felt Pocket Dolls

Tuesday November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Our Artist in Residence, Kris Holm, invites you to try your hand at sewing these sweet little dolls in one relaxing evening at the farm. Wool felt is soft to the touch and a pleasure to work with. These babies come together with just a few basic stitches and are stuffed with fleece from our very own sheep. You will be shown a variety of easy techniques to decorate your dolls with felting, embroidery, and applique.
All materials are included.
    $20 per member, $25 per non-member

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

Wreath Making

Thursday November 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fresh greens, pinecones, pods, bows, and frames along with expert hands will be here to greet you. Join us in our Gathering Place and make your own spectacular wreath this holiday season. Please bring a pair of work gloves and clippers. Light refreshments will be served.
    $60 per member, $70 per non-member

Please register for morning Wreath Making here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Please register for evening Wreath Making here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Paper Pocket Holiday Stars

Saturday December 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
These intricate paper stars will make cherished gifts for family and friends. Our Star Master, Marion Hichwa, will share a colorful assortment of papers and then lead you through the step by step directions so that you will take home a fantastic work of art!
    $8 per member, $12 per non-member

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