Thank You

Happy Holidays!

Many thanks for your continued support. With your help, we’ve accomplished so much:

  • Provided funding and equipment for Up Yonda Farm’s virtual classroom of age-appropriate presentations on a variety of nature and science topics.
  • Purchased new markers for the hiking trails within the park.
  • Re-vitalized the vista area at Up Yonda, including new benches, a viewing scope, and a new and improved Interpretive Panel of Lake George.
  • Purchased an observation bee hive for the farm’s museum.
  • Sponsored “Hug a Tree,” a search and rescue presentation for children and families.
  • Provided pumpkins and decorating materials for Up Yonda’s annual Trunk or Treat event

We couldn’t have done it without you!

With Gratitude,

The Friends of Up Yonda Farm

Friends Sponsor Pumpkin Decorating

The Friends provided all the pumpkins, supplies and staff for Trunk or Treat! A good time was had by all.

Trunk or Treat is Coming!

This popular, free community event is back! We’ve got lots planned, including “trunk-or-treating” for candy for the kids from decorated car trunks, a pumpkin decorating contest, and more! More information at: https://upyondafarm.com/trunk-or-treat/

Pumpkin Decorating

Trunk or Treat at Up Yonda Farm on Saturday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. The Friends will be sponsoring the pumpkin decorating station. We’re providing the pumpkins, all the decorations, and the friendly staff to make it happen. Bring the kids for some Halloween fun! Supplies are limited, so please arrive early. Don’t miss this family event! Click for event details

At The Sagamore

Over 150 guests attended our first fundraiser. Locals appreciate Up Yonda Farm and the support of the community is evident!

Lunch with the Chef

Thanks to everyone who helped to make Lunch with the Chef a success on August 3rd at The Sagamore! Folks enjoyed a delicious meal, while Chef Hinrichs skillfully demonstrated how the menu was prepared. Chef did a wonderful job, his presentation was informative and educational. Generous donations from local merchants made the prize basket raffle a big hit! The revenue generated will help us with our long term projects to serve Up Yonda Farm and the community. The Friends of Up Yonda Farm would like to thank the staff of the Sagamore for all their efforts.  

Event Photo Album

Search+Rescue Dog: Aug 11th 1pm

Meet a real search dog and learn how our four-legged friends help to find lost humans during our Hug-a-Tree program. There are demonstrations on signaling for help using a whistle and reflector, as well as how to stay dry and warm using a simple garbage bag. The program provides children with safety tips such as staying in one place by using trees, and how to be big and be noticed when people are looking for them.

Survival Program for Kids

Hug-a-tree at Up Yonda Farm: Aug 11th at 1pm.

This special program is sponsored by the Friends of Up Yonda Farm.  It will be presented by “LASAR” – Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue. It is geared to kids ages 6-11. The program is provided free of charge as part of LASAR’s commitment to public education. The program is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long. Don’t miss it!

Meet a real search dog and learn how our four-legged friends help to find lost humans. There are demonstrations on signaling for help using a whistle and reflector, as well as how to stay dry and warm using a simple garbage bag. The program provides children with safety tips such as staying in one place by using trees, and how to be big and be noticed when people are looking for them.

Inspired by a search for a nine year old boy many years ago in southern California, the Hug A Tree program was developed to teach children how to survive in the woods if they become lost. Many children are alive today because they learned how to take care of themselves through the Hug A Tree program.

Meet a Search Dog

Survival Program for Kids

Hug-a-tree program dates at Up Yonda Farm: July 19 at 10am and Aug 11at 1pm.

This special program is sponsored by the Friends of Up Yonda Farm.  It will be presented by “LASAR” – Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue. It is geared to kids ages 6-11. The program is provided free of charge as part of LASAR’s commitment to public education. The program is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long. Don’t miss it!

Meet a real search dog and learn how our four-legged friends help to find lost humans. There are demonstrations on signaling for help using a whistle and reflector, as well as how to stay dry and warm using a simple garbage bag. The program provides children with safety tips such as staying in one place by using trees, and how to be big and be noticed when people are looking for them.

Inspired by a search for a nine year old boy many years ago in southern California, the Hug A Tree program was developed to teach children how to survive in the woods if they become lost. Many children are alive today because they learned how to take care of themselves through the Hug A Tree program.

Evening Program

Don’t miss this special art program at Up Yonda Farm on Wednesday, June 30th from 6-8PM. Space is limited. Call 518-644-9767 to register.