Our new Farm it Yourself 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!
Small group size makes sure that everyone gets a chance to participate!  Programs are pre-registration only! Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Spring Seed Sowing

Sunday, March 31, 3 - 4:30 pm
Meets in the Vegetable Garden

Garden season is almost here! Get a head start on your planting by sowing some seeds to take home! We’ll plant a variety of early crops  and decorate some planters to take home as well! See what we are sowing for our garden and get a sneak peak at our new Seed Library!

Members: $7 | Non-members: $10

Bread & Butter

Monday, April 15, 3:30 - 5 pm
Meets in the Knobloch Family Farmhouse

Learn an easy recipe to bake your own bread from scratch and hand churn cream into butter to go along with your bread. We’ll practice how to shape dough and mix our own dough to take home.

Members: $12 | Non-members: $15

Wool Workshop

Sunday, April 28, 3 - 4:30 pm
Meets in the Knobloch Family Farmhouse

Meet our Heritage Breed Jacob sheep before they get their spring shearing and discover the process of wool from sheep to sweater.  Wash, dry, card and spin your own wool to create a piece of yarn for a beaded bracelet. Create a set of wool dryer balls to take home too.

Members: $7 | Non-members: $10

Heckscher Farm Spring Evening Tour

Friday, May 10, 6-7:30 pm
Meet at Overbrook Nature Center

Ever wondered what the animals do when the farmers go home? Join us for a special after-hours tour of Heckscher Farm and visit with some of your favorite animals after the gates close.  We’ll go in-pasture with our baby goats, see where the horses and sheep sleep, make a treat for our pigs, and more! We’ll end our tour with some vanilla ice cream with SM&NC’s own maple syrup. Limited to 25 participants. Recommended for 4 and up.

Members: $5 | Non-members: $8

Easy Cheesy Lemon Squeezy

Tuesday, June 25, 3-4:30 pm
Meet at Heckscher WILD! porch

Meet our mama goats and new kids and see how we milk the flock. Then, we’ll head to the Farmhouse to make an easy farmer’s cheese that you can make from home. Limited to 20 participants. Recommended for 6 and up..

Members: $10 | Non-members: $13