Prescott Farm cultivates three beautiful garden spaces and needs your help to maintain them! Garden volunteers learn gardening skills through our service-learning opportunities and hands-on volunteering while having the opportunity to engage in our wonderful community.
Heritage Garden: grows food for educational tasting, cooking, and nutrition programs
Learning Garden: program participants use this garden as an opportunity to experience gardening and make personal contact with the time-honored tradition
Perrenial Garden: large flower garden for visitors to enjoy and connect with nature
Some basic tasks include planting, thinning, pruning, building support frames for plants, raking leaves, watering, harvesting, canning, dehydrating, treating insect problems, and winterizing gardens at the end of the season. Garden volunteers have the opportunity to grow at Prescott Farm and become leaders within our garden and participate in special projects when appropriate.
*Please note that volunteers age 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult
About Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, NH 03246, US
Prescott Farm is dedicated to providing year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiosity, discovery, fun, and connection to the natural world. Since 1997 we have helped awaken an appreciation for nature and concern for the environment in thousands of program participants with a wide range of programs designed to preserve and pass down knowledge and skills that encourage an understanding of the natural systems that sustain us all and respect for the environment.
Prescott Farm is a designated wildlife viewing area open year-round to the public with over 160 acres of farmland, forests, and pastures including more than 3 miles of woodland, pond, and field trails, gardens, and a Natural PlayScape.
We have 4 main program areas at Prescott Farm
Community Connections Programs
variety of programs offered for children, adults, and teens
Examples include Farm to Table Cooking, Soap-making, and snowshoe yoga
Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool
state-licensed, nature-based curriculum for children ages 3-5
WildQuest Vacation Camps
state-licensed day camps for children ages 6-12 in February-April
topics range from wilderness survival, myths, and nature artists
Naturalist in the Classroom
our educators spend over 250 hours each school year working directly with students and teachers in local schools to facilitate place-based learning
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
928 White Oaks RoadLaconia, NH03246
December 1, 2020
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
Volunteers can set their time commitments to best fit their schedule | February-October: dawn to dusk, 1-3 hours per visit
Attend at least one garden service-learning opportunity