Gather. Harvest. Forage.

Farm & Garden

Learn about the bountiful land and soil that connects us all and allows us to heal and thrive in the heart of the Berkshires.

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CHICKEN KEEPING

This class covers the life cycle and needs of a chicken. Learn how to raise, handle, and care for a backyard flock, and how to set up a small coop to give hens safe access to a pasture. This fun and hands-on class will offer an opportunity for you to collect eggs in the coop and bond with a hen. 50 MIN

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MEADOWVIEW FARM & BARN TOUR

Tour the Meadowview barn and gardens and meet our medley of plants, birds, and animals. Learn about sustainable practices, biodynamic principles, and a vision for responsible agriculture's role in our health and earth care. Get to know our hens that provide our restaurants with fresh eggs, along with our bees and raptors (including red-tailed hawks, owls, and vultures). Taste seasonal, fresh crops straight from the field and ask questions about your own growing endeavors. Be sure to bring your phone to take pictures with our gentle friends. 50 MIN

Avian Adaptations: A Lesson in Resilience

In this program guests will be personally introduced to a bird of prey, while learning about their life and ways. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with these special beings and explore for themselves the power of life re-envisioned. Themes emphasize the natural history, science and symbolism of these animals as well as a service component of direct interaction and caretaking. 4 people max. 75 MIN | $75

Mindful Mushroom Discovery

Come enjoy a fungal adventure! Take a meditative stroll and further explore the many mysterious and magical roles of fungi. Learn about and practice some basic mushroom identification skills. Deepen your understanding of the fungal connections that surround us. 110 MIN | $45

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Mycelia Matters

This lecture discusses our history with fungi, their medicinal applications, and commonly foraged culinary treats. Fungi are much more than tasty morsels, though. They serve as healers that enable and strengthen many species in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Learn about mushrooms beyond their fruiting bodies and discover the mysteries of the mycelial network.

Farm Sense

We invite you to be a part of the cycle of farm life. Practice tending the gardens, as well as feeding and caring for our animals. Engage all five senses as you move through our gardens, apiary, chicken yard, raptor house, and horse barn. 110 MIN | $45