Need to know
Sign up: Everyone must register in advance for each class, and sign a release form once per calendar year.
Cost: All classes are $15, or $10 for people who have a plot at Penn Forest Natural Burial Park. Pay on arrival. Cash only, please.
Schedule: Classes are on Saturdays, but not every week or always at the same time – please read the schedule page carefully! All classes are one hour with a half-hour afterward to mingle with the animals or for a tour of Penn Forest Natural Burial Park.
What to bring: Bring a face mask and a mat. We practice outside in the barnyard and there is very little shade. Wear sunscreen and a hat, and bring plenty of water!
What to wear: Dress in loose or stretchy clothing that you don’t mind getting hay all over (also, the goats aren’t house trained)
Where it’s at: For GPS, use 227 Kansas Street, Verona PA 15147. Enter at the wide gate on Return Road opposite the big wooden farm sign. Please park on Return Road on the same side as the sign, or in the Penn Forest Burial Ground parking lot – not by the neighbors’ homes! Check this page for a map.
Cancellation: Classes will be cancelled if it’s raining. We will notify you at the email you register with of any cancellation due to weather by 8 a.m. that day.
Masks are required: Everyone must wear a mask over the nose and mouth while on the farm and during class, even if you don’t feel sick. Not everyone who is infected shows symptoms of covid-19, and there are people who handle the goats who are at high risk of infection or complications.
Social distancing: Mats must be set up at least six feet apart from anyone else, except for people who live in the same household. We strongly recommend bringing your own mat, although we do have a few for loan that will be disinfected.
Screening: Do not come to the farm if you have a fever, new onset of unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or lack of smell/taste; or if you are at high risk of complications from covid-19 or live with someone who is.
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