Puddle Ducks Herb Farm 1817 Road 76, Pasco, WA 99301 US

(509) 542-0489

Welcome to Puddle Ducks Herb Farm A U-Pick Farm & Cottage Shop

Classes

Leaf Identification

Insect Identification

Insect Identification

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 Learn  about the  characteristics of leaves on a nature  walk around  our farm.  You will be  collecting different types  of leaves to be used in a couple of art projects after the nature walk.  We can take the leaves that were collected and make  a leaf collage and/or make leaf rubbings.  While on the nature walk we discuss   how to  spot a poisonous plants and how to avoid them.  This class usually takes 45 minutes more or less depending upon the number of questions and how artistic everyone gets with their leaf art.  We like to limit this class to no more than 20 participants.   We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size. 

Insect Identification

Insect Identification

Insect Identification

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In this class you will learn  about the insects that live in our area.  What they eat, what  activities they like to do and what their life is like.  Take a nature walk  around the gardens and the pond to see who is living there with us.  See  how their ecosystems fit into our world.  Look at the bugs up close and  make some buggy themed art.   This class is about 45 minutes to an  hour give or take a minute or two.  It depends on the number of questions and how artistic everyone is.  We limit the size of this class to about 15 participants.   We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size. 

Bird Identification

Insect Identification

Bird Identification

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 Here you will learn  about the birds that live in our area. We cover what  bird flyways are and how important their rest stops are for the birds. Learn  about the types of foods that birds like to  eat.  We go and have a sit by the coops to visit with the birds.  We get hand sanitized for their protection and yours.  Visit with the farm  birds to pet the chickens, ducks and geese.  You will see how they are all  similar and different .  You will get to feel their feathers, feet,  legs, tails and peaks.   We limit this class to 15 participants at a time. We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size.

Spa Make & Take

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

Bird Identification

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 In this  class you   will be making  your own bath fizzle, lip balm, soap, lotion, room spray, perfume, shampoo,  lotion bar and   salt scrubs and more depending upon time and interest of those in the  class.  We  introduce you to  what carrier oils, essential oils and fragrance oils are and how to use them.  We go  over the how to best use colorants and dried herbs  in making bath products.  This is a  very creative hands on class filled.  We do encourage experimentation.  Our make and take classes are limited to only 15 people at a time.  

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

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 We  will spend the time cooking with freshly gathered herbs, veggies, fruit and berries  from the  garden.  Learn how to make healthy flavorful  meals using fresh  ingredients from the garden and using herbs  and essential oils to season instead of salt.  Learn about the difference of using fresh herbs rather than dried herbs.     Everyone will get copies of our recipes used in the class, samples of the herbal blends that was used in making the tasty food for the class.  There will  be tasty food to sample as well .   We have to limit the class size to 10 participants except for in the summer season we can have 15 people.  

Its A Wormy World

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Essential Oils

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 We  learn about earth worms and how they spend their day.  In this class you will take a nature walk through  farm and look to find earth worms in their hiding places.  We will visit  the  "Compost Heap".  See first hand how  they turn rubbish into rich soil.  We  will learn who eats them and why we need earth worms.  We will learn which  mammals are similar to them.  Then we will create your own worm habitat  to take home with you.   This is a hands on class where you will get your hands dirty.  We limit the class size to 15 participants.  This does not include teachers and chaperones.  

More Classes

How to Grow a Plant

Herb Garden in a Pot

How to Grow a Plant

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 In this class  you  will  learning about how a plant grows from a little seed.  Also,  learn how plants grow from bulbs, cuttings and divisions.  What does a  plant really need in order to grow? This is a hands on class where you will be getting your hands dirty.  Everyone will plant a  seed or a plant division  in a peat pot or dried gourd to take home.  We will go over the care of your new plant and when to plant it outside.  We limit this class to  20 participants.  We do not count teachers or chaperones.  

Just Desserts!

Herb Garden in a Pot

How to Grow a Plant

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 We  are going to walk the farm first to  gather up fresh herbs, berries and fruits from the gardens to  create charming desserts.  How to add a hint of flavor and get the added  health benefits from essential oils in dessert cooking.  We will be  sharing all our recipes that are used in the class and everyone will be  able to enjoy tasting these wonderful treats.   We do have a class size of 10  people only.

Herb Garden in a Pot

Herb Garden in a Pot

Herb Garden in a Pot

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 We  will be planting a pot filled with herbs.  Please bring your own patio  sized pot.  We will provide the composted soil and young plants for you  to place in your patio pot.  Learn about growing herbs in a garden pot  and how to harvest them throughout the growing season.  Then how to  prepare your patio pot for the winter season. 

Class information

General Class Information

 

We  offer classes to Preschools, Home School Children,  School Age Children to Adults, Clubs, Scouting Groups, Families, Church Groups  or simply a group of  friends.  

We  offer classes  starting at 9 am  till 8 pm.  During the Spring and  Summer seasons.  Our Class Schedule in the Fall is starting at 9 am till  4 pm. 

Most  classes last an hour or two  depending upon the size of your group and the  amount of questions asked, your class time might be slightly less or  more,

Scheduling for Classes Guidelines

 

Please call to reserve your desired day and time for your class in advance.

A separate reservation is required for each class.  

All classes do require 1 adult chaperon for every 4 children.  Teachers and Chaperons are responsible for students at all times.


Class size is limited to the number of active participants.  This does not include the teachers and chaperones.  


We recommend car pooling  since parking is limited.

 We  recommend good walking shoes with closed toes and sunscreen on everyone  during the spring and summer seasons. Please do not wear sandals, flip  flops or strong perfume.

 Fall and Spring  weather is very changeable  here so jackets might be needed during those times of the year.

We recommend that the everyone bring a water bottle.

Most of our classes are held outside, so please dress for the weather.  We recommend no  bright yellow,  pink  or red clothing for these colors attract bees and other  insects.

A  $25.00 Facility Fee applies when booking multiple classes  in one day which will stay over through the   lunch period.  We will provide  seating at Camp Duck for your class's  lunch time.

Class Fees

 

Preschool  &  Kindergarten     $1.00 per child

​1st & 2nd Grade                         $2.00 per child

3rd - 5th Grade                         $2.50 per child

6th Grade and up                      $3.00 per child

Spa Take & Make Classes is Priced by Items made which can range from $3.75 to $10.00.

Cooking Classes are $10.00 per participant.


Gardening Classes are $10.00 to $15.00 per participant.