Ambler Farm Hosts Two Events this Weekend: Syrup Open House, Apprentice Program Info
Ambler Farm is hosting two upcoming events this weekend:
Maple Syrup Open House
Saturday, March 17, 1-2 p.m.
Originally scheduled for last weekend but rescheduled due to clean-up from recent storms, the Maple Syrup Open House is now scheduled for this Saturday.
Come experience a New England tradition–turning sap into syrup! The history and process of making syrup is fascinating. Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial, and modern methods of making syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm’s very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of Ambler Farm Maple Syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
Youth Apprentice Program
Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
This unique, six-month program (May-October 2018) is for students currently in grades 5-11. Ambler Farm is only accepting new apprentices in grades 5-8.
Apprentices meet several times a week to plant, maintain and harvest the farm’s educational gardens and work with Farmer Jonathan in the production gardens. They also care for our rabbits, goats, pigs, sheep and chickens. The group works collaboratively to assist in all aspects of the farm including teaching younger children about farm activities. Apprentices are actively involved in farm-related tasks.
The work can be challenging but incredibly rewarding–the program includes many special events such as Ambler Farm Day, a farm-to-table soup-and-salad experience, a bonfire, campout, and more.
An extraordinary, hands-on program. Parents and prospective apprentices are invited to attend the open house to learn about the program and ensure it is a good fit. Contact Jennifer Grass via email for more information.
The cost to participate is $500 per member child, $600 per non-member child.