Our FIY series teaches families and kids homesteading and cooking skills that can easily be done at home!

Throughout the year we’ll have opportunities to work with animals, cook in our kitchens, grow things to take home and more. Limited enrollment ensures that everyone gets hands-on chances to participate. Program location will be emailed to participants the week before the event. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, unless otherwise noted.

Animal Enrichment! Session 1-FULL

Wednesday, July 15 2:30-4 pm

Enrichment enhances the well-being of our animals in a fun and interactive way. Come behind the scenes for a close look at how our Farm Curators create enrichment ideas! You will have the opportunity to help make an enrichment project for some of our farm animals and be there to present it to them. Limited enrollment of 10 people per session.
 
Members: $6/person
Non-members: $9/person

Animal Enrichment! Session 2- FULL

Wednesday, July 22, 2:30-4 pm

Enrichment enhances the well-being of our animals in a fun and interactive way. Come behind the scenes for a close look at how our Farm Curators create enrichment ideas! You will have the opportunity to help make an enrichment project for some of our farm animals and be there to present it to them. Limited enrollment of 10 people per session.
 
Members: $6/person
Non-members: $9/person

In a Pickle

Sunday, August 2, 2:30-4 pm

While you can pickle almost anything these days, our original pickle is the cucumber! Discover some of the different types of cucumbers that grow in Connecticut, and learn how to make a quick refrigerator pickle. Participants will take home supplies to make their own pickles at home too! Limited to 5 participants. Program location will be e-mailed to participants.
 
Members: $7/person
Non-members: $10/person

Just Peachy!

Sunday, August 16, 3 – 4 pm
 
Connecticut peach season is one of the best! Learn how to preserve peaches through canning and by making an easy peach freezer jam to enjoy that summer taste in the middle of winter! We’ll show an easy way to peel peaches and how to prepare for water bath canning. Participants will take supplies home to make our own no cook peach freezer jam as well! Limited to 5 participants. Program location will be e-mailed to participants before class.
 
Members: $12/person
Non-members: $15/person

Medicinal Plants of Connecticut Ages 7+

Saturday, September 19, 2:30 – 4 pm
 
Join us for a nature walk and discussion about how many of our local plants have been used as cures and treatments for everything from coughs to headaches. Along the way, we will discover how local tribes used various plants in their daily life, and how many of the same plants appear in our lives today. After our walk, attendees will have the opportunity to make their own tea bag to take home! We will be walking outside and using some trails so please dress accordingly and note that some paths will not be accessible to strollers.
 
Members: $6/person
Non-members: $9/person

Easy Cheesy Lemon Squeezy Ages 6+

Sunday, September 20, 3 – 4 pm
 
In case you missed this popular class the first time, it returns again this summer! Meet our mama goats and new kids. Then, head to the Farmhouse to demo an easy farmer’s cheese that you can make from home. All participants will get ingredients to take home to make their own cheese! Limited to 5 participants. Program location will be e-mailed to participants before class.
 
Members: $12/person
Non-members: $15/person