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.

Making Soft Cheese at Home    
Saturday February 18th   10am-noon
This hands-on class at the Magnolia Homestead on Snipes Farm will cover the basics of how to make a delicious soft farmer’s cheese at home. Farmer and teacher, Toria Harr, will share the basic kitchen tools you will need as well as the fundamental biology and chemistry at work that turns milk into cheese.  We will work through the entire process together and then enjoy a cheese snack. $25

Pickling and Fermentation    
Saturday March 11th    10am-noon
Come to Snipes Farm and learn about the wonderful old world food preservation techniques that keep palates and digestive systems happy! Brad Berry, farmer and home fermenter, will edify and guide participants in simple sauerkraut, yogurt, and pickling recipes with inspiration from the book Wild Fermentation. Health benefits and food history will be included. $25   

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.  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 Cente. 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. $25

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 

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