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. Scroll down to pay and register for a class.


Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles
Saturday May 13th

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.

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.

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 email: to register.