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April 2020

Saving and Sharing Seeds With Ben Cohen – Cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Ben Cohen of Small House Farm will give an engaging and informative presentation highlighting the importance of community seed sharing programs and why planting, saving, and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods and healthy communities. He will also share practical tips and advice on incorporating the traditional art of seed saving into your gardens. Ben will have copies of his latest book, Saving Our Seeds, available for purchase after the program. Learn more about Ben's work at www.smallhousefarm.com FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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Sheep Shearing – Cancelled to the public due to Covid-19 outbreak

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Come watch as our sheep get hand sheared for summer. Pat and Harold Dorrell will be on hand to demonstrate shearing, spinning wool and to offer information about raising sheep. Pat and Harold are both retired educators who own Simple Soapworks and Farm Yarns. They travel the Midwest selling their homemade products! Stop in to see this special demonstration. FREE with park admission. 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Food Preservation Class – Cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Are you looking to eat healthier, have a garden to feed your family, or patronize the local farm markets? Then learning home food preservation is a must! Leslie Martin Conwell will discuss various food preservation methods, including water bath and pressure canning, freezing, and drying. Meats, vegetables, fruits and herbs will be covered. Home preservation equipment from both modern times and the 1920s will be on display. $10 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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Cross-Stitching with Kids – Cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Cross-stitch is the oldest form of embroidery and can be found all over the world since the middle ages. Come learn the traditional craft of cross-stitching that was originally used to embellish household items. In this kid-friendly event, participants will learn how to cross-stitch and be able to take home their own farm-inspired needle craft. All supplies will be provided. FREE with park admission. 11:00pm-1:00pm.

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May 2020

Class- Restoring Your Cast Iron

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Cast iron requires a little extra care to keep it in service, but it is surprisingly resilient. We will address some of the common problems people have with cast iron and what can be done to fix it, while also addressing what is not salvageable. Get your old, grody cast iron back into shape! FREE with park admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.

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Class- Raising Poultry: The Basics

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Interested in raising poultry? Learn the basics of raising your own flock. Chickens, ducks, and turkeys will be covered in this intro session. Meet our flock and ask questions about caring for poultry. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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Sears Home Exploration

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Explore the Gibson Farmhouse! As the largest mercantile establishment at the turn of the 20th century, the Sears and Roebuck Company boasted of supplying the farmer and his family with their every wish, want and need. Learn more about the history of Sears and Roebuck Company, its catalog and early 20th century household goods with a tour of the Gibson House. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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The Farm will be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs grown in the DNR greenhouse. Your purchase supports The Farm at Prophetstown. Stop in at the DNR Visitors Center to purchase your plants. FREE with park admission. 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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Native Wildflower & Plants Sale

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, buy straight out of the greenhouse! Over 40 native plant species of wildflowers and grasses to choose from. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email JParks@dnr.IN.gov. FREE with park admission. Join us from 9:00am-4:00pm at the DNR Visitor Center.

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Percherons on The Farm

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Kris Acheson-Clair will be at The Farm to show off her beautiful Percheron horses. Learn about these gentle giants and have your photo taken with them. Watch a demo, as the horses show how they would have worked on a 1920s farm. FREE with park admission. 10:00am-2:00pm.

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