Education

Education is at the heart of Pineland Farms' mission. Our 5,000-acre property offers an inspiring classroom for students of all ages. On the farm the learning takes place in our forests, fields, barns, gardens and farmyard. Through hands-on participation visitors have the opportunity to explore their connection to the natural and agricultural resources of Maine.


Learning is at the heart of Pineland Farms' mission. As our culture in southern Maine shifts to an increasingly urban and suburban way of life, it is more important than ever to emphasize the vital role of agriculture and to foster the appreciation of our natural surroundings.

Family Programs

Family Programs are designed to educate and connect the community with the land through meaningful, hands-on exploration of agriculture, fields, and forests. Here at Pineland Farms we offer a variety of seasonal programming that is sure to engage children and adults of all ages.

Programs are $5 and located at the Education Barn unless otherwise noted. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to purchase tickets or pre-register for select family programs on our website. Tickets for drop-in programs are sold at the Education Barn for the increased convenience of our guests, cash or charge accepted.

NEW***

Beginning April 2018, the Pineland Farms Education Department will be transitioning to pre-registration for select educational programming. Programs requiring material goods and/or take away products will require pre-registration. Drop-in classes are still available. To sign-up for pre-registration classes, click on the link below.

purchase tickets for programs

We ask for your patience during this transition period and strive to continue offering quality educational programs for the community.

Stay up to date on scheduling and program offerings here or by following us on Facebook.

Below is a list of pre-registration vs. drop-in programming for the calendar year.
All programs subject to change.


Pre-Registration

  • Butter Making
  • Felting for Kids
  • Frogs, Fish and Wiggles
  • Harvest Lunch
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Paper Making
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Salsa Making
  • Wreath Making
  • Pickles
  • Kraut for Kids
  • Dilly Beans
  • Tea Party

Drop-In

  • Apple Cider Making
  • Chatty Chickens
  • Family Farmyard Fun
  • Friday Farmers
  • Friday on the Farm
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Play Day
  • Soil, Seeds, Sprouts
  • Sparks’ Ark
  • Story Hour
  • Story Walk
  • Tractors and Trucks
  • Udderly Amazing Cows
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Woodland Wonders