Adult and Family Education Classes

Join us for a class or event this year to gain new skills and connect to the farm
and our mission in new ways!
 
Click here for a printable version of our 2017 Adult & Family Classes!
Registration is required for each class. 

 

You CAN Do It! Successful Organic Backyard Gardening
Saturday April 1st   9am-noon

Learn from long-time gardener/farmers Susan Snipes-Wells and Victoria Lautsbaugh about the nuts and bolts of successful organic gardening. There will be lecture-demonstrations at the farm and gardens of Snipes Farm. Topics will include: site selection and design, seed selection and ordering, soil preparation and stewardship, use and care of tools. $25 

Food Is Medicine    
Saturday April 8th   2-4pm
Join us for a panel discussion to hear stories from Snipes Farm CSA members whose lives have been changed through a whole foods diet. Each has a unique journey to share. There will be time for questions and answers and samples from favorite simple recipes contributed by the panel members. This discussion will be held at the Fallsington Quaker Meeting House in Falls Township. Address: 9300 New Falls Rd, Levittown, PA 19054. Directions can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/fallsingtonfriends/contact-us.  Please email: melanieds@snipesfarm.com to register.  Free

9th Annual Earth Day and potluck lunch at the Farm!   
Saturday April 22th   9am-noon
Celebrate Earth Day with farmers and friends at Snipes Farm! Help with hands-on projects around the farm which will help kick-off our 2017 growing season with spirit! Along the way meet our animals, take a farm tour and learn about the mission and work of Snipes Farm and Education Center. Enjoy fellowship and a delicious potluck at noon. Just bring a little something to add to the meal. Come for as little or as much of the morning as your schedule will permit. All are welcome!  Please email: melanieds@snipesfarm.com to register.   Free

Snipes Farm Day Camp Open House    
Saturday April 29th    2-4pm
Come to Snipes Farm and see for yourself how beautiful and exciting a place it is for children to explore and to love. Meet our staff, the chickens, bunnies and goats! Learn about the cooking, the gardening, the fort building, and the art and science projects that we do at camp. Come and have fun at the Farm Day Camp Open House! Free                                                

Snipes Farm CSA Open House     
Sunday May 7th     2:30-4:30pm
Don’t know what Community Supported Agriculture is all about? Want to meet our farmers and CSA members, to walk the farm and learn about our sustainable farm practices? Want to learn about the difference between a Traditional CSA share and a Market Share? Come to the CSA Open House to learn this and more! Free 

Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles    
Saturday May 13th     9am-noon
Join local forager, Susan Pierson, to explore Snipes Farm for wild edible plants. We will learn the basics of plant identification and methods of seasonal foraging for wonderful foods in our own communities. We will gather greens and enjoy a simple recipe prepared together. $10

Land of Enchantment Festival
Saturday May 20th   11am - 6pm
Come to this fantastically fun and whimsical family event featuring a comical and entertaining performance by the pirates from The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, an enchanting play in the woods, roving entertainers, hayrides, food trucks, vendors, moonbounces, face painting, balloon art and more! We encourage families to come dressed as pirates, fairies, princesses or wizards! Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and up.

Backyard Chickens    
Saturday June 3rd   10am-noon
Learn the ins and outs of housing and care for your fine feathered friends. Explore ideal egg laying breeds, social behavior and sources for coop building materials, equipment and feed. Municipal law, how to keep your chickens and your neighbors happy will also be discussed. $25 

Homebrewing: Fermentation of Fruits and Grains
Saturday, September 16th    3-5pm
Come to Snipes Farm for a fun and edifying class on fruit and grain fermentation. Join home fermenter, Phil Getty, and learn about the process and equipment needed to make your own wine, hard cider and to brew beer at home. We will press fresh apple cider and send each participant home with cider, yeast and instructions to make your own small batch of hard cider. Everyone will also enjoy a sampling of Phil's own fermented creations with light refreshments. $35

Kick Off to Fall! Family Fun on the Farm Festival
Saturday September 23rd   11am - 6pm
Mommy's Lil' Black Book and Snipes Farm and Education Center are excited to bring you our third annual Fall Family Fun Day on the Farm! Join us for hayrides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, make your way through the corn maze, moonbounces, a DJ, face painting, balloon art, farm tours, visits with farm animals, food trucks, children's canvas painting and more! Admission is $5 per person, ages 3 and up.

Oktoberfest
October 21st   11am - 6pm
Snipes Farm and Education Center and Mommy's Lil' Black Book are excited to bring YOU an Oktoberfest celebration that the entire family can enjoy! We'll have hay rides to the pumpkin field/apple orchard, corn maze,live entertainment, food trucks, a beer & wine garden (12-5pm), inflatables, balloon art, face painting, characters, vendors, trunk-or-treating (from 4-6pm while supplies last) and more! If your child is interested in participating in trunk-or-treating, please have them dress in their Halloween costumes! Admission is $5 per person, ages 3 and up.

Beekeeping    
Saturday November 4th   9am-noon
Come to the Farm House at Snipes Farm for bee keeping class with Paul Scutt. Paul brings 25 years of experience to this introductory course for people considering keeping their own bees. The class will cover the basic principles of bees: their physiology, the sociology of a hive, hive construction and inspection and harvesting honey. Weather permitting there will be a walk to the hives on the farm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. $25

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For more information: 215-295-1139 Ext. 105 or melanieds@snipesfarm.org