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November 2018

FOREST MAKERS: Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes (for children)

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$10

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: tiny houses for wee creatures created by small builders. Construction materials and tools are provided for a 5"-6" domicile, but your construction crew may bring additional materials from home to embellish their creation. Children must be accompanied by an adult companion; workshop is limited to 15 groups -- register soon!

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FOREST MAKERS: Fairy Houses (for Adults)

November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: tiny houses for wee creatures, designed and built by you. The afternoon will begin with a ramble through the woods to collect materials to embellish your creation; additional construction materials and tools for a 15-inch (or so) structure are provided.  Limited to 8 construction zones -- register soon!

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GUIDED HIKES: Full Beaver Moon

November 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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FOREST MAKERS: Wreath-Making (Morning or Afternoon)

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25

Gather up friends and/or family and kick off the holiday season with our popular Wreath-Making Workshop. On Saturday, December 1st, Chris Hubbard will conduct wreath-making classes from 10am to noon, and again from 1 to 3pm; choose whichever session suits your schedule. Wreathes are created on 14-inch frames; finished dimensions are limited only by your creativity. Ribbons, evergreens boughs, other natural materials and tools will be furnished, but you are encouraged to bring along your own decorations to personalize your…

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December 2018

Guided Hike: Full Cold Moon

December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Cold Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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January 2019

Forest Makers Workshop for Children: Treats for Tweets – Making Treats for our Feathered Friends

January 19 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$10

Learn about the birds who stay with us through the winter and how to make special treats to sustain them. Each child will make several treats to bring home to their own feathered friends. This workshop will be limited to 10 children (with an accompanying adult); pre-registration is required.  

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GUIDED HIKE: Full Wolf Moon

January 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Wolf Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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GUIDED HIKES: Animal Tracking Workshop

January 26 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

We'll hike out into the snowfields and woods in search of ... whatever has come before! Participants must have appropriate footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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February 2019

FOREST MAKERS: Soap Felting Workshop

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$30

Just in time for Valentine's Day!   Our Soap Felting Workshop is offered Saturday, February 9, from 1pm to 3. Attendees will felt three bars of Kirk's 100% Pure Coconut Castile soap, scented or unscented, using natural-colored wool with natural- and brightly-colored wool and silk. One of these handmade scrubbies (or the set of three) would be a luxurious -- and personal -- gift for a loved one. Fee ($30/person) includes materials. Pre-registration is suggested: call 802-394-7836 to reserve your place in the class.

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GUIDED HIKE: Full Snow Moon

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Snow Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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