2018 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!
Registration is required for each class.
Fermentation for Life!
March 10 - 9am - noon
Join us to learn about the fascinating and wonderful world of fermentation. We will explore the process of making kombucha, sauerkraut, pickled beets, yogurt and quark cheese and sample them along the way. Each participant will take a jar of kraut to ferment at home, a scoby to start your own batch of kombucha, recipes and a list of resources. Agnes Kozak, home fermenter, will share about the power of fermented foods for health and the ease with which you can include them in your life. It will be edifying, delicious and fun! $30 per person.


Introduction to Beekeeping
March 24 - 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 permittingthere will be a walk to the hives on the farm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.  $20 per person.

**CANCELED** Successful Organic Backyard Gardening
April 7th - 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. $20 per person.

Snipes Farm Day Camp Open House
April 14 - 2-4pm
Join us for a tour of Snipes Farm and enjoy a preview of “A Day at Farm Camp!” Meet our wonderful staff, learn about our diverse and exciting activities and camp projects. Tour our beautiful campus including our children's garden, fields, pastures, and woods, and check out our indoor camp spaces, including our Cider Barn, camp headquarters, our art barn and farm museum. Enjoy our outdoor play areas and visit our cozy corner library and games area. Say hello to our farm animals friends - bunnies, chickens, and other surprises! Make a fun farm craft to take home! For more information about Snipes Farm Day Camp, click here. For more information, contact Melanie Douty-Snipes: MelanieDS@snipesfarm.org, 215-295-1139 ext. 105 or Lea Della Vecchia, LeaDV@snipesfarm.org 215-295-1139 ext. 109. Free - no registration required!

10th Annual Earth Day and Potluck at the Farm!
April 21st - 9am - noon
Join the farm crew for projects around the farm which will help kick-off our 2018 growing season with spirit! Find out about exciting things happening at Snipes Farm and Education Center and how our work makes a difference in the community! Join us for an hour, two, or stay through our potluck lunch - bring something to add to the lunch table, and enjoy fellowship with farmers and friends. Free, but please email LeaDV@snipesfarm.org to register.

Snipes Farm CSA Open House
April 29th - 2-4pm
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 - no registration required.

Healthy Living Festival
September 9th

Extreme Fitness 5K
September 16th starting at 9am

Kick Off to Fall! Family Fun on the Farm
Saturday, September 22nd 11am - 6pm
Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book and Snipes Farm & 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, jump on the moon bounces, enjoy a DJ, face painting, balloon art, farm tours, farm animals, food trucks, children’s canvas panting and more! $6 per person ages 3+

Saturday, October 20th 11am - 6pm
Snipes Farm and Education Center and Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book are excited to bring you and Oktoberfest celebration that the entire family can enjoy! We’ll have hayrides to the pumpkin field/apple orchard, a 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! $6 per person ages 3+

For more information, call Farmer Mel at 215-295-1139 Ext. 105
email: melanieds@snipesfarm.org