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Our Programs

Tours, Classes and Workshops

 Private tours and workshops are suspended while we recover from a tornado.  Call or email us to inquire about future events!

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We offer activities that educate, inspire, and entertain. Whether you are looking for an introduction to a subject, a deeper immersion and some training, or something to do with your whole family, Apple Pond Farm offers many levels of engagement for learners of all ages. As fall and winter approach, our programs change.

 

Private tours can be booked to met your schedule and ours. Six people or fewer the charge is $100.00. Additional people welcome. The focus could include raising sheep for food and fiber. How to grow some of your own food. The basics of composting, all about backyard chickens, and reducing your energy cost.

 

Special workshops for your group five or more people. Call for details 

A lotta ricotta: the basics of cheese making. Tasting local artisan cheese.

 

    All about sheep and wool: Meet the sheep. Examine their wool. See how wool becomes yarn. Learn to dye wool. Call for details.

 

    The joys of raising goats for milk and meat. Review the life of an adult  dairy goat in one year from pregnancy to birth to milking. Try your hand at essential skills: leading goats, trimming feet, milking etc. 

 

    Sun and Wind Power: Learn the basics of climate change and what we can do to address it. See our renewable energy systems- a 120 foot Burgy wind turbine, 70 solar panels, solar hot water system. 

 

SUNDAY Afternoon Discussions: TBA in late fall

    Join others to explore issues facing this rural community. Consider the impacts of the pandemic on the everyday lives of residents. Explore aspects of gentrification, sustainable development, social justice and democracy in the 21st century. All are welcome!

 

Email: sonja@applepondfarm.com

    845 482 4764 land line

    845 866 8474 cell 

Program Offerings
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Private Farm Tours

A close up look at several farm projects: the basics of organic gardening, raising chickens for eggs and meat, all about raising sheep and goats, how wool grows, is harvested and is turned into yarn,  how solar and wind power produce  about 85% of our electricity. Seasonal events too: making hay while the sun shines, preparing for winter, garden planning for spring.

 

Farm tours are available for private groups. Contact us for pricing and availability.

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Workshops
Here is your chance to learn a new skill: spinning wool, raising chickens, making goat cheese, how to add renewable energy to your home.  Private workshops are offered upon request.  
 

7/3 Sunday, 11am - 1pm

  "A Lotta Ricotta" 

Introduction to the basics of cheese making; make ricotta and learn ways of serving it. $45 for young teens and adults. Reservations required. 

7/10 Sunday, 10am - 11:30am

 "Building a Partnership With Your Dog" 

Bring you dog. Steve Porter, dog trainer and Sonja Hedlund, sheep farmer

$15.00.

Reservations preferred.

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