Children learn about life on the farm during the Hatchery program

Preschoolers can learn about life on the farm

Hatchery program

Parent-child program offered

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Howell Living History Farm has announced the schedule for its spring parent-child program, the Hatchery.

The program is designed to introduce pre-school-age children to life on the farm, with activities that include collecting eggs, feeding the animals, and exploring the barns and fields. The Hatchery will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings beginning the week of March 11. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 years old to participate in the program.

While the children are in Hatchery, the adults volunteer their time helping Howell Farm staff with visiting school groups or with other jobs around the farm. One adult must work at the farm as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. No farming experience is necessary.

To enroll in the program, please contact Christine Madzy at (609) 737-3299 or email cmadzy@howellfarm.org for more information.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, in Hopewell Township. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. Parking and admission are free.

For additional information, call the farm office at (609) 737-3299 or visit www.mercercountyparks.org.

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