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Monthly classes from December – March

Who: these classes are for children ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver (no drop-off option available for these classes). Siblings age 2 and under may attend at no charge with an enrolled older sibling.

Program fee: $15 per child ages 3 and up

Location: Common Ground, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 06515.

Space is limited.

Please register online HERE! We had a waiting list for most classes last winter.

You can register for individual classes – you do not need to do the whole series.

Fri, Jan 26, 1 – 3:30Cooking and Nature in the Winter

Weather-permitting, we will cook on the campfire! We will venture down to the unheated greenhouses on the farm where winter spinach and other hardy greens are still peeking through the soil. We will harvest winter greens and use other stored farm vegetables to make a hearty soup. Then we will make some homemade garlic “bannock” bread with garlic from our farm, and roast the bread over the campfire.

Fri, Feb 23, 1 – 3:30: Little Tracks, Big Tracks

Cross your fingers for snow as we learn about how animals survive in winter. We will look for animal tracks, scat, and other wildlife signs and make our own big tracks in the woods as we stomp around in kid and adult sized snow shoes!

Fri, March 16, 1 – 3:30Maple Sugaring and Campfire Pancakes

February and March are sugaring season in Connecticut. The sap flows strongly on sunny mornings when it is just above freezing. Hopefully we will catch a sap run and taste some sap right from the trees! We will check out the Sugar Shack and see where the sap is boiled into syrup, make and eat pancakes cooked on campfire (weather-permitting), and explore the forest for signs of spring.