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Healthful, farm-fresh experiences for all generations.
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Interactive, educational programming on the grounds of a dynamic farmstead.

FARM-BASED OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING

Fall Session: Homeschool Classes

ONE WEDNESDAY A MONTH | 10–11AM 

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Our schoolroom is an entire farmstead!
Announcing programming for the 2022/2023 school season, created and led by Program Manager/Educator Jim Cruickshank (read his bio). All programming is largely outdoor-based and incorporates agriculture, nature, science and/or math.

  • Classes are season-based and feature discovery through the senses and hands-on activities.
  • Group interaction and discussion encourage a deeper understanding of each themed class (listed below).
  • Fall classes are offered September–June and are for students ages 5 and above.
  • Pre-registration is required, call (603) 323-7591 to register.
    • Registration is required by the Friday prior to each scheduled class.
    • We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for homeschool classes.
  • Classes take place rain/snow or shine and a majority of the lesson will take place outdoors; all participants should be prepared to spend time outdoors.
  • This is not a drop-off program: parents and guardians should be prepared to be with the group and are encouraged to participate.
  • Class size is limited and may be impacted by the class topic; early registration is encouraged.


COST: $6 per person (child and parent/chaperone); $5 for members

Ages 5 & up. 
Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each class date.
To register or for more information, call (603) 323-7591.

Registration & Cancellation Policies 

Non-registration inquiries may be emailed to program manager Jim Cruickshank, or reach him by phone at (603) 323-7591.

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FALL 2022 SESSION

SEPTEMBER 14 | Farm Labor Day
Let's get to work! Learn about the background of Labor Day while testing your labor skills around the farm. Fence repair, hand tool use, woodworking, and farm machine repair/upkeep are all possible activities for the day.

OCTOBER 12 | Seed Harvesting & Saving
How did we grow our own food before stores were everywhere? Help harvest any remaining garden goodies and then learn how to save seeds for planting next year. Seed saving is becoming a lost skill, but is a great way to save money on garden plants and to have readily available stock of seeds for the future.

NOVEMBER 9 | Origins of Our Thanksgiving Favorites
There are many foods shared during the Thanksgiving holiday that are considered “staples.” But where did those foods come from? In the garden and around the table, discover some of these classic foods and their origins, while also sampling a few of their ingredients as well!

DECEMBER 7 | Keeping Our Farm Animals Warm 
One of the many responsibilities of a farmer is keeping livestock sheltered from the weather. For this interactive lesson, we will visit the Remick farm animals in their winter resting areas and participate in activities to demonstrate how different types of insulation work to keep our animals warm!

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SPRING 2023 SESSION
Listed here are sample subjects; subjects will be posted when scheduled.

MARCH | From Maple Sap to Maple Syrup
The end of March is a sweet time of year in New England. Join us for a hike around the farm to learn about the sugaring process from tree to bottle! T
opics covered include: Sugar maple identification; The role of sap for trees; How to tap a tree safely; How sap is turned into maple syrup.


APRIL | Planting a Garden
Help Jim get the Remick gardens going and take home a plant too! You will learn how to: Choose the best plants for the season; Sow seeds at the proper depth and spacing; Care for plants after they’ve been planted.


MAY | Beginning Birding
The farm is a great place to make bird observations due to our proximity to ponds and rivers, open fields, and forested areas. Join Jim on a hike across the Remick farmstead to learn about the many wild birds on the property! Migrating birds should have made it back to New Hampshire, so participants will: learn how to use binoculars; search for, and make observations about, our flying friends.


JUNE | Goats and Kids
Get to know our goats and new arrivals... the goat kids! (We might even help train them for a goat hike.) Observe and learn about: goat behaviors of both adults and young farm animals; how Remick goats engage with their environment; the needs of goats and their kids; the role of goats on the Remick farmstead.


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