Agriculture

NEW PALTZ – Farm STEAM Summer Camp (Ages 4-12) @ Phillies Bridge Farm Project

 

 

Session 1:  Down to Earth

Week 1:  July 1st – 5th, $280  (Four-day week as July 4th is a  holiday)
Week 2:  July 8th – 12th, $350
Both weeks: $595

During this first session of the season we will be exploring a mix of chemistry and earth science as we get our hands dirty and learn about the ground that supports and sustains our farming practices.  We will be measuring the garden beds and planting seeds, we will make an earth battery, grow our own crystals, find and identify rocks, learn about composting and soil composition, paper mache and mosaic art crafts, and much, much more!

 

 

Session 2:  Up With the Chickens

Week 3:  July 15th – 19th, $350
Week 4:  July 22nd – 26th, $350
Both weeks: $650

In this session our focus will be an exploration of the animals on the farm as well some of the wildlife at Phillies Bridge, from birds, to bugs, to amphibians!  We will explore different breeds of chickens and goats and learn about how our animals contribute to our farm. With experiments, games, and presentations from different animal experts, this session is sure to be a hit with your animal enthusiast!

 

 

Session 3:  Green Fingers

Week 5: July 29th – August 2nd, $350
Week 6: August 5th – 9th $350
Both weeks: $650

As we start growing our fall crop, this session features an in-depth look at our plants and what it takes to keep them safe from pests and alive through harsh growing conditions. We will be exploring some super cool science experiments involving hydroponic growing and seed sprouting, different breeds of plants and genetics, as well as exploring how plants can sustain us and our community. Each child will start their own seedlings to bring home and this sessions boasts loads of fun artwork from pokeberry ink to flower pressing!

 

 

Session 4: Bundles of Energy

Week 7: August 12th – 16th, $350
Week 8 August 19th – 23rd, $350
Both weeks: $650

Our last session of the season will be a culmination of all we learned throughout the summer as we explore the kinds of energy that keep a farm moving, from sunlight to wind to water and how our animals and plants take part in energy processes.  Pinwheels, circuitry, and solar cooking are a few examples of the fun projects and art we will explore during this session!

 

 

Have questions about our camp program? Please check out our FAQ page or contact us at camp@philliesbridge.org or 845-256-9108

 

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Acorn Hill Farm in Kerhonkson, NY

KERHONKSON – Family Cheesemaking Workshop @ Acorn Hill Farm

 

Bring your curious and science excited young person age 7 – 14 to our farm for a two and a half hour workshop in our creamery! A cheesemaking workshop designed especially for you and your favorite young person!

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

1 – 3:30 pm

One Adult & One Child (7-14yo): $90

Additional Child (7-14yo): $40

Additional Adult: $50

 

 

This two and a half hour class walks you through a bit of cheese history and explores some facts about milk before we experience the stages of making a basic chevre (goat cheese) and then shape and flavor traditional chevre logs to take home. We will also make fresh ricotta and see the magic of quick separation of curds and whey. Take home cheese and handouts including recipes and information for successful home cheesemaking. This workshop also includes a farm tour and visit with our baby goats.

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We limit class size so we can give you one on one attention and answer your questions about cheesemaking. 

 

POUGHKEEPSIE – FREE Nature in Our City @ The Barn at The Environmental Cooperative

Learn about the natural spaces that make Poughkeepsie the City we love! The Environmental Cooperative presents results from Poughkeepsie’s Natural Resources Inventory and the Fall Kill AquaBlitz. Maps and photos will be on display, with presentations and time for community conversation (and snacks)!

 

TUESDAY, February 19, 2019

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Mozzarella Cheese making @ Stony Kill Farm

Mozzarella Cheese making with Stacey Lynch Adnams

 

SUNDAY, February 3, 2019

 

11 am – 12 pm

 

For ages 7 – 12

 

FREE admission

 

Learn about the process of making mozzarella cheese from start to finish. Students will learn how to milk our visiting cow Shirley and how the grass she eats becomes the milk we drink. Bring your appetite, we’ll be tasting our homemade cheese!

 

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POCANTICO HILLS – Winter Farm Tour (Ages 14+) @ Stone Barns Center

Come experience winter on the farm though our Winter Farm Tour! We will share with you our favorite places on the property while discussing the ways in which we farm and our diverse work to build a healthy and sustainable food system.

 

WEEKENDS, Janary – March 2019

3 – 4 pm

Adult (Ages 14+): $15*

This is an adult walking tour, it is not recommended for those under 14 years of age.

 

Come dressed for the farm and the weather–and wear closed-toed shoes. All programming at the Center is rain or shine except during thunder and lighting, or blizzards. If you want to know if a program is cancelled due to inclement weather, please call 914-366-6200. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all tickets. For a refund, please contact us within 48 hours of your visit at 914-366-6200 x131.

 

*Members receive a 10% discount on tickets. At checkout, use the discount code that was emailed to you. If you did not receive a code, please email membership@stonebarnscenter.org. To become a member and take advantage of this and many other benefits, click here.

 

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