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Our mission is to encourage youth in a nature based learning environment to increase sufficiency skills, wisdom, confidence and connection to self and to the Earth. We are propelled by the belief that in order to embody a healthy sense of self, purpose and belonging in the world, we must also intimately meet the rhythms of the land, embody the wisdom therein and extend the privilege of that experience to others, especially those who are the least likely to have the ability to access such an opportunity otherwise.

 Home School Thursdays 

 

Time: 10am-1pm

For Ages: all ages, parents must attend with children

Dates: Every Other Thursday June- September

Bring your own lunch.

June 9 + June 23

July 7 + July 21

August 4 + August 18

September 1 + September 15


Families who Home School are welcome to visit the farm and spend time learning about the natural world through wild foraging, animal care, gentle farming tasks, group discussions and play in nature. Time together, as community in nature, is the change we wish to see in the world. Come once, come every week, come as you like and are.

 

Please be prepared to be outside the entire time and arrive by 10am as best as you can.

 

Cancelled on rainy days.

Tuition : Our gift to you, because it takes a village.

 Landwise Gatherings 

 

Time: 4pm-6pm

For Ages: all ages, family

Dates: Every Third Sunday from June—September

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18


Creating community through nature connection, wisdom sharing and a revival of the old ways. Each gathering will reflect the current season and cycle. All are welcome.

Each month staring in June through October we hold space here on the farm for folks to get together in a meaningful way to learn, share and discuss topics such as: re-connecting to land, rearing resilient children in a changing world, homesteading, Wheel of the Year, NVC, Human Design and more!

We will also spend time exploring facets of our dominant culture that do not align with positive community growth and find strategies to overcome these conditioned ways.

Cost : just show up with good energy, ready to connect authentically with nature and others.

 

 Summer Resiliency School Workshops 

 

Times: varies

For Ages: Family Event, all ages

 

Each class will begin with play, so the children will be ready to sit for a learning session that will set the theme of the day. Then we will proceed with outdoor experiential learning relative to the curriculum theme. Every afternoon a special nature-based creative craft or team-building exercise will be offered. 

Children will bring their own bagged lunch and snack along with a hat, long sleeved shirt and water bottle.

Scholarships for the under-served communities black, brown, LGBTQ, single- parent-home children.

 

 SATURDAY APRIL 9 @ 2pm CANCELLED DUE TO MUD 

WILD FORAGING WALKABOUT Join us for a walk around the 70 acre native prairie and forest in search of wild foods. Learn how to identify early Spring food and medicinal plants.

This event is around 3 hours and includes a short farm tour. Wear appropriate gear for the weather.

 

$25 individual

$50 per family

$15 senior

Pay cash day-of event OR

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

NO RSVP NECESSARY

SUNDAY APRIL 10 @ 2pm 

HUMAN DESIGN BASICS Join Stephanie from Threshold Guide for an afternoon of learning all about Human Design. Limited to 7 folks. You will learn the foundation of Human design and receive a basic analysis of your chart. Class is approx. 3 hours.

 

$55 individual

Pay cash day of

RSVP BY SATURDAY APRIL 10 - YOU MUST KNOW YOUR EXACT BIRTH TIME

 SATURDAY APRIL 23 @ 2pm 

WILD FORAGING WALKABOUT Join us for a walk around the 70 acre native prairie and forest in search of wild foods. Learn how to identify early Spring food and medicinal plants.

This event is around 3 hours and includes a short farm tour. Wear appropriate gear for the weather.

 

$25 individual

$50 per family

$15 senior

Pay cash day-of event OR

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

NO RSVP NECESSARY

SUNDAY MAY 15 @ 2pm 

WILD FORAGING WALKABOUT & FOLKLORE Join us for a walk around the 70 acre native prairie and forest in search of wild foods and ancient herbal folklore. Learn how to identify early Spring food and medicinal plants at a regenerative farm, @New Story Farm.

This event is around 3 hours and includes a short farm tour. Wear appropriate gear for the weather and park on the gravel driveway.

 

$25 individual

$50 per family

$15 senior

$Come help on the farm for a few hours.

$Barter

Pay cash day-of event OR

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

NO RSVP NECESSARY

 SATURDAY JUNE 11 @ 1pm-5pm 

PERMACULTURE 101 Come see permaculture in action at New Story Farm. Enjoy an afternoon learning about the basics of permaculture and seeing how we have implemented the principals on our regenerative farm. We will cover: South Central Minnesota Ecology 101 ·  Regenerative Agriculture + Food Systems, Planting a Food Forest, Water Management and Keyline Design, Rotational Grazing, Holistic Animal Management, Growing Perrenials and Annuals.

$50 individual

$75 per family

$30 senior

 

Pay cash day-of event OR

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

 

Bring water bottle and hat.

NO RSVP NECESSARY

 SATURDAY JUNE 25 @ 3pm-5pm 

HERBAL TEA HARVEST $50 per basket  Crafting your own herbal tea blend from grown and wild herbs. Join us for a two-hour wildcrafting and plant i.d. walk around the farm and native prairie. You'll get a woven basket for gathering herbs that you get to take home with foraged herbs to dry for tea. 11 baskets available. Sign Up Now to reserve. Please arrive no later than 4pm.

$25 individual

$50 per family

$15 senior

Pay cash day-of event OR

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

NO RSVP NECESSARY

SATURDAY JULY 30 @ 10am-12pm 

HONEY BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS  Come learn from master beekeepers Cindy and Wayne of Rusch Farms LLC. They will show you how to get started from what materials and equipment is needed for a basic set up, how to handle bees, what to plant around your yard and other helpful information on how you can get started with your own backyard beekeeping.

$30 individual

$40 per family

Pay cash day-of event OR

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

NO RSVP NECESSARY

 SATURDAY AUGUST 13 @ 2pm 

DRUM MAKING 

13 inch Drum $175 —16 inch Drum $200 — Large Stand Drum $600

No matter where your ancient ancestors hailed from, they lived close to Nature and communed with the Spirits through their drumming rituals. Join us for a day of sacred crafting in Nature to reclaim this practice. All are welcome.

Families welcome to attend. RSVP NECESSARY

 

RSVP no later than August 6 for crafting a 13" or 16" drums email here

RSVP by July 16 if you want to craft a Large Stand Drum

 

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm


 SATURDAY AUGUST 27  @ 2pm 

NATURE CRAFTS AND WILDERNESS GAMES

Join us for an afternoon of connecting with nature through Nature Crafts, Natural Wisdom Teachings and Wilderness Games. Approx. 3 hrs.

TUITION: $30 per family ( up to 4 kids ) or $15 for one child. Pay cash upon arrival or use PayPal send to a friend to avoid fees to newstoryfarm@icloud.com   Thank you!

 

RSVP by Thursday please. email us

 

Bring hat, snacks water bottle and wear appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes. Kids will make and take home two nature crafts.

 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 @ 2pm 

WILD FORAGING + PLANT FIBER CORDAGE MAKING Join us for a walk around the 70 acre native prairie and forest in search of wild foods. Learn how to identify early Autumnal food and medicinal plants in the wilderness.

You will also get to make your own cordage from plant fibers we find in the native prairie.

This event is 3 hours and includes a short farm tour. Bring hat, water bottle and appropriate shoes for walking in nature.

 

$25 individual

$50 per family

$15 senior

VENMO: @NewStoryFarm

paypal us: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/newstoryfarm

or

Pay cash day-of event

NO RSVP NECESSARY

“We agrarians are involved in a hard, long, momentous contest, in which we are so far, and by a considerable margin, the losers. What we have undertaken to defend is the complex accomplishment of knowledge, cultural memory, skill, self-mastery, good sense, and fundamental decency—the high and indispensable art—for which we probably can find no better name than “good farming.” I mean farming as defined by agrarianism as opposed to farming as defined by industrialism: farming as the proper use and care of an immeasurable gift.”
Wendell Berry