Experiences

EXPERIENCES

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.”

– Rachel Carson

Refresh, Discover, Renew

Fox Haven offers a variety of interactive experiences for adults and families that are both educational and fun! Each experience can be scheduled as stand-alone classes or woven into a retreat, farmhouse rental, community gathering, or a planned farm visit with family and friends. A minimum of 8 participants is required.

Cultivate Wonder & Joy

View our program descriptions and fill out our contact form to let us know what you’re looking for. A Fox Haven representative will be in touch within 48 hours of your request. If you’re in a hurry or have a question, call 240-490-5484 for assistance.

Garden Tour & Tea Tasting
Tour the herb garden and learn about the plants that are ripe and ready for harvest. From the ferny plant that made Absinthe to the root that made the first marshmallow – this is your chance to taste, touch, and get to know the beautiful plants that fill our garden.
1 hour | $10 per person

All About Bees: Honey Tasting & Hive Tour
What is honey? How do bees make it?  Why should I buy “raw” honey?  What makes varietal honey different?  Learn the answers to these and many other questions from this presentation.  We’ll delve into the history, chemistry, and culinary culture of this prized “liquid gold” that humans have sought since prehistoric times.  Then, we’ll taste several different kinds of honey, a wonderful way to understand the connection between plants, pollinators, and our food.  Optionally, you can also choose to take a walk up to our orchard to tour our apiary and look inside our hives!*
1 and 2 hour classes | $20 per person
*Space is limited and waivers are required, please schedule in advance.

Guided Nature Walk
Walk the land with master naturalist Taylor Roman, discover plants, insects, animals, and birds that make Fox Haven home, while you breathe in fresh air and clear your mind.
60-90 minutes | $10 per person

Holistic Orchard Tour & Discussion
Join Fox Haven’s orchardist for an overview of our yearly management plan and some of the specifics of the holistic orcharding practices we implement. Then, we’ll open it up for discussion where you can share particular issues you may be experiencing that the group may be able to help address.
1-1.5 hours | $10-$15 per person

Farm Conservation Tour
Visit the farm for a tour of riparian buffer zones, warm and cool-season grasses, and trees upon trees in beautiful fields and forests.  We will discuss the steps that we’ve taken at Fox Haven to protect the streams, creeks, and waterways, build biodiversity in the plant and animal worlds, and why it’s important.  You might get some ideas for actions that you can take in your own yards, parks, schools, and resources for how to bring it all to life.
1-1.5 hours | $10-$15 per person

Beekeeping Basics
Whether you have yet to take the plunge or you’ve already started beekeeping and have lots of questions, this in-depth class is a crash course into the techniques you need to keep your bees healthy and happy.  We’ll go over the biology and behavior of honeybees, seasonal management techniques, different equipment options, managing swarms, overwintering hives, and much more.  This class includes a tour of our apiary, to open and observe our hives.*
4 hours | $20 per person
*Please bring your own bee suit or veil; some suits can be provided.

Wild Food Forage

Take a walk on the wild side and get to know the plants that grow in our region.  You will learn how to identify them safely, what medicinal and culinary traits they offer, and perhaps gather some food to take home and prepare.  The longer version of this class incorporates lessons on various seasonal wild foods, how to cook them, and heading to the farmhouse kitchen to create a dish with what you gather. No prior knowledge is necessary.
1, 1.5, 2, and 3 hour classes | $15-$40  per person – Not currently offered.

Preserving the Harvest: Preparing Herbs from the Garden
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll talk about some common garden herbs and wild plants that can be used as gentle herbal preperations. Some plants can help calm the system, others ease sleep, some help to break a fever, and others soothe a headache. By preserving these herbs we can have them on hand to use when the need arises. We’ll harvest from the garden and then learn how to make a basic tincture, infused vinegar, and tea blend for supporting health.
3 hours | $45 per person — Not currently offered,

Mindful Eating Community Dinner
Enjoy a community cooked meal that brings together the local harvest, delicious plant-based recipes, and an opportunity to share a meal with your peers. Featuring the produce from our neighbors at Full Cellar Farm and recipes orchestrated by Fox Haven staff, you’re sure to walk away with a full heart, tummy and a few new kitchen tricks up your sleeve! Limited to 12 people, children included. Menu to be determined based on seasonal produce.
2 hours | $15-$40  per person – Not currently offered.

Build Your Own Botanical Cocktail
Visit the Absinthe botanicals in the garden and learn how to craft flavors together to create amazing beverages from fresh, local ingredients—whether its an herbal lemonade or a green fairy cocktail!
1, 1.5, 2, and 3 hour classes | $15-$40  per person – Not currently offered.

Cocktail Hour on the Farm
1.5 hour event | $24 per person – Not currently offered.

Basic Survival Skills Training
Learn the essential techniques for fire building, orienteering, and shelter-building that will help you on your next backpacking trip, or prepare you for an unexpected situation in nature.
1.5 -4 hour classes available | $25-$45 per person – Not currently offered.

Nature Walk & Mindfulness Meditation
Gather for a couple of hours, a half-day or full-day retreat, and immerse yourself in the healing fields, forest, and waters at Fox Haven. Join us for relaxing guided meditation, followed by a plant walk to nourish your connection to nature. Activities such as mandala-making and campfire storytelling can be added upon request.
1, 1.5, 2, and 3 hour classes available | $15-$30 per person

Mindful Meditation & Movement
Gentle movement stretches, and breathing exercises combined with a short meditation session to ease you into your day or wind down after a day full of meetings, training, biking, or volunteering on the farm.
30 minutes, 1, 1.5, and 2 hour classes available | $15 per person

Massage or Reiki by Appointment
Restore balance to the body with a deeply nourishing massage or reiki session on the farm. We can provide you with a list of high-quality practitioners for you to book an appointment with during your stay.
1, 1.5, and 2 hour classes available | Prices vary

Let us know what sparks your interest, contact us by email or call 240-490-5484.

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