“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source, and destination of all.”
Experience a classic tradition in maple sugaring. Learn the unique history of maple sugaring and its future in this farm favorite. Get hands-on experience identifying maple trees, learning how to tap them and turning their sap to syrup. By the end of this class you will be ready to head home and make syrup from your own trees!
Class is on February 10 . Click on the date to register!
In this busy world we live in, we can sometimes get lost as to what’s important – for ourselves and especially for our children. Getting outside and experiencing nature is what childhood should be about. It excites the senses and encourages the world of exploration. Education is key to our mission at Valley Crest Farm & Preserve. Our goal is to foster a learning environment by bringing families outdoors to experience nature and life on a farm – picking a fresh apple off a tree, exploring streams and ponds for insects, or planting a seed to watch it grow into a delicious vegetable is what we do through our family programs and classes that are not only educational for FUN for the entire family!
To schedule a program at the farm, contact Rachel McGovern, naturalist and educator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908 238 9696. She will be glad to create an informative and fun-filled program for your students or scout group. Most of our public family programs begin in May and run through November. For children-only programs, fee is $5-7 per child and chaperones are free. For a few programs there is a small additional charge for materials. All program dates are subject to change.
Nature Birthday Parties
For a unique experience to celebrate your child's birthday, come to Valley Crest! For a 3 hour party the fee is $250 for up to 25 guests. One hour will be devoted to a fun-filled and educational nature program with 2 hours for the party, setup and breakdown. Valley Crest provides tables and chairs and parents are responsible for decorations, food, drink, etc. We also require a $100 security/damage deposit that is refundable after the party. We also ask parents and family to chaperone, as needed. For details, please email: email@example.com or call 908.455.0691.