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Workshops & Special Programs

Workshops and special programs are presented throughout the year.
In the past such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling and seat weaving have been taught.
All workshops and special programs will be held in the Engel Education Center or down on the Farm at Quiet Valley.
See below for information about upcoming activities available.

Bird Count


For the first time ever, the birds of Quiet Valley farm are going to be included in the Christmas Bird Count, and we need your help.  On Sunday, December 14, from sun-up to around 4:00, we need bird watchers to come and count birds throughout the farm.  You do not need to be here the entire time, even 30 minutes of watching will help.  We have a wealth of bird life here on the farm, and this is our chance to find out how many we have. 
If you are able to help at any time during the day, please contact Cheryl Statham at the farm, 570-992-6161 or E-mail to sign up. 
Thank you for your help. 

Soap Making

Soap Making Workshops

Workshops on soap making will be available upon request from January 19 to February 20, 2015. 
They will only be held during the week during normal business hours. 
Please contact Cheryl Statham for more information and to register, 570-992-6161 or E-mail

Candy MakingValentine Card MakingConfection



Learn the history behind certain candies and make chocolate covered peanut butter candy and
chocolate covered caramels. There will be enough to sample and some to take home.
Craft some pretty, or manly, Valentine cards using found items and simple paint techniques.
Create a sweet snack that’s easy to make and fun to eat.  Sample some and take some home.


Date - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time - 9:30am – 1:00pm

Cost - $30 for non-members, $25 for members

Deadline for registration with payment - Thursday, February 5 by 5pm or until full

All materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop. 

Minimum - 6 people; maximum – 18 people

Instructors - Lou DiPasquale - Candies; Steph DiPasquale - Cards; Caroline DiPasquale - Confections


Cabin Fever WorkshopCabin Fever Workshop & Luncheon

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:00am to 2:00pm


Looking for something to warm up your winter?  This workshop provides the opportunity to make two crafts and enjoy a homemade lunch of soup, bread and dessert!


Choose a morning and afternoon workshop:

#1 ~ Woven heart basket  #5 ~ Sheep Wool Pin
#2 ~ Pysanky Egg (requires 2 sessions) *  #6 ~ Pysanky Egg (con’t)
#3 ~ Getting Ready for Spring - Seeds & Cuttings #7 ~ Antique Pin Cushion
#4 ~ Small Primitive Picture #8 ~ Nutmeg Grater


$35.00 non-members  or  $30.00 Quiet Valley members
*  Additional materials fee of $10.00 required for Pysanky Egg


Each workshop has limited seating.  Please indicate your choices and give a second choice as an alternate selection.


Click here for registration form.

Sponsored by Friends of Quiet Valley

Joint Quiet Valley/Kettle Creek Programs Set for the New Year!

2014 marked the beginning of a partnership arrangement with Kettle Creek Environmental Center. We had two different walks held on the farm.  We had a bird walk in June and a tree survey in August.  Both were extremely popular programs and everyone was astounded at the diversity of the farm, even those who work here. 


Saturday, January 24, 2:00-4:00 – Animal Tracks – Join Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center staff at Quiet Valley, to discover and interpret the tracks left in the snow by wildlife around the farm.  Winter is a great time of year to get outside and discover the many species of wildlife that roam through a habitat by looking for tracks and other wildlife signs they leave behind.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.  Please dress to walk outside on snow covered trails.  Snow date is Saturday, January 31, 2015


Saturday, March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 – Signs of Spring on the Farm – In cooperation with Quiet Valley Farm, the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will be offering a walk at the farm celebrating spring and the early signs of spring in nature.  We will explore several areas of the farm and look for early spring flowers, wildlife happenings and more.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.


Saturday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 – Spring Bird Migration – This early morning walk will provide the opportunity to experience the annual spring migration of birds in all of its’ splendor.  Join a Kettle Creek Environmental Educator at Quiet Valley Farm as we walk the trails and listen to and look at the wide variety of birds passing through on their annual journey.  Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.


Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 3:00 – Discovering the Farm’s Amphibians and Reptiles – Join Brian Hardiman from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center on a two hour outdoor hike looking for various species of Herps that live in and around Quiet Valley Farm.  Some of these species play a role in controlling the small mammals that traditionally live around a farm and therefore are a big help to the farmer.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.


Cost for all of these programs:  $3 for EE Center and Quiet Valley Members, $5 for non-members, children under 12 free. 

Call Kettle Creek at 570-629-3061 to register for any of these partnership programs.

Unless noted otherwise, all Workshops and Programs will be held at:

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Please call 570-992-6161 or E-mail for reservations

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