Adults

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sunday February 4 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the fire with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners to coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

Recommended for any skill level.

    This adult program is free, but ask that you purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm for sale at the Harvest Festival.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Paper Pocket Holiday Stars

These intricate paper stars will make cherished gifts for family and friends. Our Star Master, Marion Hichwa, will share a colorful assortment of papers and then lead you through the step by step directions so that you will take home a fantastic work of art!

    $8 per New Pond Farm member and $12 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Wool Felt Pocket Dolls

On Tuesday November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. join New Pond Farm‘s Artist in Residence, Kris Holm, as you try your hand at sewing these sweet little dolls in one relaxing evening at the farm. Wool felt is soft to the touch and a pleasure to work with. These babies come together with just a few basic stitches and are stuffed with fleece from our very own sheep. You will be shown a variety of easy techniques to decorate your dolls with felting, embroidery, and applique.
All materials are included.

$20 per New Pond Farm member, $25 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Spend a Fascinating Afternoon with a Schaghticoke Council Member

Native American lifeways, past and present, will be shared during a intriguing walk and talk with an esteemed member of the Schaghticoke Council. Darlene Kascak, Education Coordinator, from the Institute for American Indian Studies, will take us through our encampment and museum and provide new insights into CT’s indigenous people.

Recommended for 5th graders through adults.

$15 per New Pond Farm member, $20 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Earth, Wind, Water, & Fire- A Daylong Nature Retreat

Join Redding neighbor and psychologist Ann Reeves in slowing down for a early fall’s day to deepen your awareness of the beauty and healing gifts of the natural world. We will explore each element of nature in a slow, experiential manner in order to feel reconnected to their energies, be more at peace, and renew our commitment to be good stewards of our Earth.

We will tell our own nature stories and incorporate grounding exercises: breathing, movement, meditation, poetry, drumming, and alone time outside to experience the four elements in a deeply personal way.

Please bring a journal or notebook, a writing utensil, bug repellent, a drum or rattle if you’d like, and rain gear if needed- we will be spending time outside rain or shine.

      A simple farm lunch of squash soup, homemade bread, and salad will be provided.

This program is $100 per person.

Registration is required.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Historic Bus Tour in Celebration of Redding’s 250th Anniversary

Come join local author and historian, Dan Cruson, for a bus tour of Redding that highlights many historic locations that were featured in Mark Twain Library’s town-wide-read of “My Brother Sam is Dead”. Starting at the farm we will travel past the location of Meeker’s Tavern, the Anglican Church, Col. John Read’s house, Putnam Park, Gallows Hill, and more.

Recommended for 5th graders thru adults

This program is $25 per New Pond Farm member, $30 per non-member

Registration is required, space is limited.

Please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sundays October 1; November 5; & December 3 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and Nutmeg Spinners. They will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

    This program is free, but we ask that you to purchase a skein of NPF yarn ($12) and to donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm by April 1st.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117