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Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Heritage Garden

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

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About Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Location:

928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, NH 03246, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

928 White Oaks RoadLaconia, NH 03246

(43.59594,-71.44796)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

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