Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Smoke Ridge Organics Butterfly Farm
Performer name: Lindsay Kuhn
Phone: 585-360-7681
Mailing address: 3804 County Road #40
Bloomfield, NY 14469
E-mail address: smokeridge@gmail.com
Website: http://www.smokeridgeorganics.com
Previous appearances at: Dewitt Public Library, New Lebanon Public Library, Mexico Library, Mendon Library, Campbell's Point Recreation
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 12/11/2013

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Dig In Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Smoke Ridge Farm is an organic sustainable farm in upstate NY. Using a modified square foot garden method, we plant enough food to feed 40 families on just 5 acres. During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. An alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about farming green (using real live horse power), heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, environmental conservation using butterflies, and horse rescue and rehabilitation. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Pony Rides Health & Fitness- Sports,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals
Pony rides will be given on 1- 3 halflinger and welsh ponies depending on audience size and genre. I can also accommodate indoor rides on my miniature horse for babies and toddlers weighing up to 30 pounds. For outdoor events, a portable fenced arena will be brought, average size is a 20 meter circle. The shape can be made larger or smaller to suit space. Each ride consists of 3 circuits around the arena. Time is taken for photographs is the parent or caregiver desires. Our team is able to conduct rides for the whole day in shifts or for as little as an hour. This is great for summer reading kick off or finale festivals, or for any celebratory event where horses would be a welcome attraction. Just the presence of horses or ponies will draw people to your event! This program is suitable for the 2014 Summer Reading Program.
$101- $200
Horses 101 Health & Fitness- Sports,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals
Welcome to the world of horses! Children and adults alike are fascinated by these majestic creatures, and the experiences with them can be magical! Spending time around horses and ponies has been proven in many studies to be therapeutic on many levels both physically and emotionally. The bond can be quite powerful and healing, but where to start? It is important to know the nature of a horse, how to properly handle them on the ground as well as while riding. Proper care and feeding, tack fitting, and maintenance will be discussed as well. This is all taught out of the American Association for Horsemanship Safety manual by Jan Dawson.
$101- $200
Suzy the Speckled Sussex with Chickens Around the World History,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals
Chickens are fascinating to kids, just ask my daughter Vienna as she walks around with one on her shoulder. Bring real live leashed chickens into your library for a fun filled, cluckingly good time! This program features chickens from around the world; Speckled Sussex from England, Blue Andalusians from Spain, Glossy Black Sumatras, Araucana from South America, Cuckoo Maran from France, and others who lay different colors and sizes of eggs. Learn the history and unique characteristics of these breeds, along with basic animal husbandry skills. Children can pet the chickens and depending on the season we bring baby chicks along. (Don't worry, we bring a droppings mat to protect the floor!) This program is suitable for the 2014 Summer reading program.
$101- $200
Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Smoke Ridge Organics is a fully operating organic farm located in Rochester, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, calf, sheep, goat, pig, angora rabbit, peacock, turkey, chicken, duck, and quail; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
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