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Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center is an Organic Farm in...
Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center is an Organic Farm in the Catskills - a 2 hour drive from NYC.
95% of the farm's power is derived from sustainable solar thermal, solar electric and wind energies.
We grow vegetables and raise sheep, goats, chickens, horses, turkeys, and a lovely donkey named Arlow. A bunch of cats and dogs also call Apple Pond Farm home.
We offer tours, workshops, programs geared to both children and adults in farming, homesteading, and energy efficiency and sustainability.
Here is a look at our 2016 schedule, as well as by request classes that we offer:
1 hour reserved in advance and scheduled at your convenience. Minimum tour $50 for 5 people. Each additional person $8. (Except as noted in Farming With Kids below).
EDUCATIONAL FARM TOURS: Milk a dairy goat, collect eggs, feed chickens, goats and sheep, visit the turkeys, lambs, horses, inspect organic gardens and orchards. Overview of Renewable Energy systems.
FARMING WITH KIDS: Much like our farm tours, Farming with Kids allows participants to actually perform farm chores and have a great time. Available every Saturday May - October and additional Fridays in July and August. Starts promptly at 10am. Adults- $8, Children - $6. No reservation required.
RENEWABLE ENERGY TOURS: Learn about our solar systems that provide over 95% of the farm’s power. You will interact with our wind turbine, solar electric and solar thermal systems, used vegetable oil furnace and truck.
Our classes are a great way to dig deeper into a subject matter and come away with tangible knowledge to work with at home. Classes are usually 2 hours in length and vary in price. Reservations Required.
Many scheduled classes below are also available as private classes, arranged on request.
March 26, Saturday 2-4PM
Solar Power for Everyone – Understanding the Available Options
$50/person $90 for two people from same family
April 16, Saturday 1pm– Sunday, April 17 12PM
Mother Daughter Overnight Weekend at The Farm
One mother and child is $350.00 plus tax. $75.00 for each additional.
May 1 – Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 1, Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A Lotta Ricotta – Cheese making from milking to serving
$40 per person
July 8, Friday 1 – 3 pm
July 9 Saturday 1 – 3 pm
Preparing healthy snacks with sugar alternatives
Adults - $25 Children - $15
August 7, Sunday 1-3pm
September 2, Friday 1-3pm
Stocking your medicine cabinet with natural remedies.
Adults - $25 Children - $15
October 15, Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
End of The Season Field Day Celebration
*No reservations needed.
Other classes available on request:
YEAR ROUND SPROUTS: all materials included $25, minimum class size of 4 people
DRIVE A HORSE TO CARRIAGE: learn to harness, drive with instructor and drive solo. $75, minimum class size of 2 people
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR HOME: capabilities, costs, financial assistance, return on investment. $75, minimum class size of 2 people