New Pond Farm


Adult Programs

Ladies Fly Casting Class

Saturday March 30, 1 – 2 p.m.
    Come join Program Director, Tim Laughlin, and learn how to fly cast. Fly fishing is becoming a very popular sport for ladies. Once you learn the basics you will be ready to go fishing once you obtain a state of CT fishing license and a fly fishing rod & reel. All equipment will be provided.
Space is limited.
    $15 per member, $20 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Beatrix Potter ~ Inspirations, Illustrations, and Aspirations

Wednesday April 3, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
    Our favorite Beatrix Potter enthusiast, Meredith McClung, returns to New Pond Farm to share more fascinating photographs and stories about this celebrated author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. Meredith will highlight the importance of Beatrix Potter’s move to the remote village of Near Sawrey, in the Lake District of England, and how it inspired passions and talents that she herself had not expected.

    Meredith is a devoted member of the Beatrix Potter Society and has enjoyed spending time in the Lake District. This promises to be a delightful afternoon rounded out with delicious teas, freshly made scones, and Beatrix Potter’s favorite gingerbread cake. Please join us!

  $10 per New Pond Farm member, $15 per non-member.

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Pysanky Eggs

Saturday April 6, 1 – 3 p.m. This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
    Join talented artist and NPF member, Chanel Dupare, as she shares this traditional Ukrainian craft. Using a wax-resist dyeing method you will learn the delicate meditative art of Pysanky and leave with beautiful creations for your home or as unique gifts.
    $15 per member, $20 per non-member

Please Register Here for the Waiting List or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Entertaining with Ease

Saturday April 6, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Hosting a dinner party is a wonderful way to celebrate life with friends and family. From soup to nuts, you’ll learn how to pull off a great dinner party of your own. With some great planning tips and make-ahead seasonal recipes, you’ll be inspired to dust off the china and polish the silver!
    In addition to fabulous recipes and techniques, you’ll learn how planning and preparing ahead will allow you to actually enjoy your guests. Gather around for an evening full of hands-on recipes, delicious food and wine. Our guest home-chef will be Wilton resident Tracy Castelli.
    $30 per member, $40 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

April 7, 12 – 3 p.m.
    Bring your knitting projects or spinning wheels and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and spinners who will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels. Beautiful skeins of our yarn will be available for sale.

This program is free, but donations in support of our fleecy flock will be welcomed!

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Forest Therapy Walk with Jennifer Salkin

Monday April 8, 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.

Knitting Whimsical Children’s Hats

Wednesday April 10 & 24, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
    Join veteran knitter Mary Pat Cieri and create a unique hat that will delight a special child in your life. Pattern choices, ranging from beginner to intermediate, will be provided at registration, we ask that you bring the necessary materials with you and Mary Pat will provide the how-tos!
    Pattern choices range from beginner to intermediate, some are even considered “advanced beginner”

    $20 per member, $25 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Wildflower Ramble and Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday April 24, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Each year, in memory of one of our founding Board members, Helen Hermes, we take a leisurely stroll down our streamside 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.

Birding & Breakfast with Miley Bull

Wednesday May 8, 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.

More Programs will be Posted Soon

If you would like to view samples of past programs, past calendars can be found here.