Sustainability and Wellness

Education and activities on all kinds, shared by those with a real passion for the topic. Enjoy! 

Reservations are required for most classes.

If you'd like to suggest or teach a specific type of class or workshop this year, please contact us!

The Blue Star Barn at NSO:
3232 Limestone Rd. Cochranville, PA 19330

Call 484-502-7360 if you need help finding us

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled starting time

Parking, walkways, buildings, and restrooms are all handicapped-accessible.

The farm itself is not handicapped accessible, so keep that in mind if your class involves a tour or other outdoor activity.

Late arrivals: We will try to accomodate you as best we can, but you'll basically just have to jump in at whatever point the class is at already.

 

Basic Guidelines: This is a working farm, which makes it a very busy place. Your class instructor and the farm staff are committed to teaching you about the class subject you have chosen. We appreciate it if adults attending classes maintain a "good student" attitude, and that if children are in attendance, that their attending adults maintain control and ensure proper behavior during the entire class, in order to maintain a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Classes are planned to ensure your safety and to provide you with an educational and fun experience. 

Things to bring with you:

'Gear': Depending on the class you are attending, you may wish to bring your own supplies from home, such as notetaking or other materials. Where specific items from home are required, that will be mentioned in the class description itself.

Snacks appropriate for your needs. Bring your own, or purchase some in the farm store before class starts.

Beverages: Plentiful water refills are free. Bring your own favorites from home, plus other beverages are available for purchase in the farm store.

More Guests?: If you wish to add additional attendees after you have registered, please contact us ahead of time, so we can plan accordingly.

Please do not bring animals/pets on your visit.

 

Most classes, lectures, and workshops take place rain or shine, as activities (unless otherwise noted) are indoors. Those which may be weather dependent will likely have raindates listed as well.

If your plans change, you may modify/cancel your class up to 7 days prior to the date booked and receive a full refund. Any cancellations that occur less than 7 days prior to your scheduled tour date will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations initiated by you less than 48 hours prior to tour date are not refundable.

We will cancel a class if there are not a minimum number of students scheduled to attend. We'll be in touch with you at least 3 days in advance of your class in that case, to either reschedule or refund your registration fee.

If we must cancel or postpone your class for any reason, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to either come up with an alternative date or will refund your registration fee in full. 

NSO is a working and busy farm, and while we strive to provide as safe an environment as possible, we require your help in maintaining the safety of your class and other farm visitors. Please:

  • Adhere to all instructions and/or warnings your teacher, farm staff, or farm signage provide.
  • Review above suggestions on this webpage about what to wear and bring so you remain comfortable and safe.
  • Be pro-actively mindful and involved with the teacher and others in your group to make sure all follow kitchen, classroom, and farm safety protocols.

Your teacher and the North Star Orchard farm staff reserve the right to cancel/stop your class in progress if the above guidelines on this webpage are not adhered to. Our concern is for the safety of your class, our staff, and the farm itself. Refunds will not be issued if a class is stopped in this manner.

The person making the reservation for a class will be required to read and agree to our "Release of Liability" document when signing up, and will be representing all of those attendees he/she is signing up for in doing so.

Please contact us if you have any questions