Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour

Organic Farm & Hydroponic Greenhouse workshop/Tour2-3 Hours with local, mostly Organic & hydroponic greens Lunch-*$49—introductory rate

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Maple Sugar House. Amy’s organic farmer life partner, Dave, is also a fifth generation sugarmaker. Check out the maple sugarhouse. Find out how maple syrup was discovered. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

Hydroponic Growing. Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round in Vermont. Their motto is “Going green growing greens.” Find out how they do this. Taste tender delicious basil, watercress and lettuce greens. 

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See where the wild stinging nettle is growing nearby and why it’s such a superfood. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/ Hydroponic Greenhouse & Backyard Garden Tour

Organic Farm & Hydroponic Greenhouse workshop/Tour2-3 Hours with local, mostly Organic & hydroponic greens Lunch-*$49—introductory rate

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Maple Sugar House. Amy’s organic farmer life partner, Dave, is also a fifth generation sugarmaker. Check out the maple sugarhouse. Find out how maple syrup was discovered. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

Hydroponic Growing. Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round in Vermont. Their motto is “Going green growing greens.” Find out how they do this. Taste tender delicious basil, watercress and lettuce greens. 

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See where the wild stinging nettle is growing nearby and why it’s such a superfood. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm, Hydroponic Greenhouse & Backyard Garden Tour

Organic Farm & Hydroponic Greenhouse workshop/Tour2-3 Hours with local, mostly Organic & hydroponic greens Lunch-*$49—introductory rate

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Maple Sugar House. Amy’s organic farmer life partner, Dave, is also a fifth generation sugarmaker. Check out the maple sugarhouse. Find out how maple syrup was discovered. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

Hydroponic Growing. Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round in Vermont. Their motto is “Going green growing greens.” Find out how they do this. Taste tender delicious basil, watercress and lettuce greens. 

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See where the wild stinging nettle is growing nearby and why it’s such a superfood. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Medicinal & Culinary Herbal Garden Tour Adventure

Step into a magical world of herbs and flowers at Heidi's Tea House. You won't find totally manicured garden beds but instead a wonderful intentional wildness to Heidi's gardens. This woman knows plants. She used to own an herbal store on Martha's Vineyard Island and lovingly incorporates them into her every day life. The plants look happy, as though they are smiling. It smells fresh, clean, and beautifully aromatic-especially in her apothecary loaded with all kinds of herbs, teas, tinctures, balms, essential oils and flower essences. It feels like you are stepping back in time to visit a wise woman's healing space.

"Heidi's knowledge and respect in and of herbs is immense.  Her delivery is entertaining and fun and her enthusiasm contagious. She loves to make the benefits of the plants that are under your feet and at your fingertips known; and offers easy ways to incorporate them in your daily routine. Attend one of Heidi's presentations and come away with a glimpse into a fascinating world that she makes accessible to all!" -Tei S


After arriving, we will sip some herbal tea together and get to know each other a bit, then wander through Heidi's medicinal herb garden and sample various plants. Find out what healing they offer. Your senses will come alive as you smell, taste, touch, look and listen. Learn how to make an herbal product or food dish. Take something home. The food that Heidi creates with herbs, such as goat cheese rolled in herbs, and a rose geranium cake, will make your taste buds dance. Besides being delicious they are also healing. An herbal inspired organic lunch is provided. 

Sample menu- you will be eating some of the following:

  • Rose scented geranium cake and muffins
  • Rosemary and pansy infused in white grape juice (nice in wine too when you get home)
  • Savory sand crumble (feels like sand but tastes delicious on salads, rice, soup....and so good for you!)
  • Trout lily ringing the salad bowel with dandelion greens and Violet leaves in the center served with Herbal vinegar
  • Herb infused honey (come make your own)
  • Harvest collection and getting ready to make remedies
  • Burdock Sprouts!?
  • Nettles out of the freezer, melting a beautiful nutrient rich green water… for the spring green soup
  • Rhubarb cooked down with a little water and honey flavored with sweet cicely and lemon balm.
  • Can be a pre-scheduled tour already on our calendar, or a pop-up tour. Pop up tours usually happen when guests to the Mad River Valley arrive and just find out about our tours. As long as we aren't already booked, we can create a new tour for your group. Minimum 4 people, maximum 15. $99 per person.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour

Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives.

Amy's organic farmer life partner, Dave, is also a fifth generation sugarmaker. Check out the maple sugarhouse. Find out how maple syrup was discovered.

Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round in Vermont. Their motto is "Going green growing greens." Find out how they do this. Taste tender delicious basil, watercress and lettuce greens.

Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy's backyard circular garden for inspiration. See where the wild stinging nettle is growing nearby and why it's such a superfood. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal. You'll also have an opportunity to feed Amy's horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different.

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Edible Mushroom Adventure Tour
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Mushroom Adventure Tour

With your hiking boots on, we will wander through the forest together with our guide, "Mushroom Man" Nick in search of wild edible mushrooms. How do you know if a mushroom is safe to eat? What do they smell like? What is the natural habitat of each variety? What are the health benefits associated with each mushroom? These are some of the questions we'll get answered. 

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Medicinal Herbal Adventure

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  • Share an herbal tea and welcome
  • Wander through an herb garden smelling, tasting, looking and learning about certain herbs and their uses.
  • Choose a plant (or allow it to choose you) to go home with.
  • Enjoy an organic herbal inspired lunch
  • Tour the herbal apothecary
  • Make a tincture, tea or salve
  • Wrap up
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