Marga Hutcheson

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Saturday Workshare Opportunity Available!

Did you know that we work with volunteers called workshares, to help make our CSA a reality? Workshares dedicate a portion of their time to the CSA program, working as harvesters, photographers, and more, and in return they receive their shares free of charge. We have a critical Saturday position still available […]

A Vision of Community Farming

This week marked a new beginning for long-time Board of Directors member Ned Rossiter. After almost thirty years of serving the Land’s Sake community, Ned was inducted as our very first Emeritus Board Member. He generously shares his view of how the farm operates today in the short piece below, […]

Land’s Sake Tenancy FAQs

Over the past year, Land’s Sake has worked with the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen to address the question of long-term tenancy at the 40 Acre Field on Wellesley Street. The warrant at May’s town meeting will feature an article authorizing the Selectmen to negotiate, request bids, and […]

Another Maple Season is in the Books

By Aaron Lefland, Forestry and Stewardship Coordinator The 2015 maple sugaring season was anything from typical. Due to an unusually cold and snowy winter, the sap did not start flowing until mid-March, almost a month later than most years. In addition, warm temperatures in early April shortened the usually 6-week […]

Maple Sugaring: Boiling

By Aaron Lefland, Forestry and Stewardship Coordinator For decades, Land’s Sake has been continuing the New England tradition of turning the sweet sap of Sugar Maples into delicious maple syrup. Each year, we tap hundreds of trees, collect thousands of gallons of sap, and boil the sap in our evaporator to […]

Maple Sugaring: The Sap Run

By Aaron Lefland, Forestry and Stewardship Coordinator For decades, Land’s Sake has been continuing the New England tradition of turning the sweet sap of Sugar Maples into delicious maple syrup. Each year, we tap hundreds of trees, collect thousands of gallons of sap, and boil the sap in our evaporator to […]

Maple Sugaring: Tapping our Trees

By Aaron Lefland, Forestry and Stewardship Coordinator For decades, Land’s Sake has been continuing the New England tradition of turning the sweet sap of Sugar Maples into delicious maple syrup. Each year, we tap hundreds of trees, collect thousands of gallons of sap, and boil the sap in our evaporator to […]

Forestry: Management Objectives

By Aaron Lefland, Forestry and Stewardship Coordinator During the cold winter months, our forestry team heads into the woods to continue Weston’s ongoing forest stand improvement project. Since the early 1980s, Land’s Sake has worked with the Weston Conservation Commission to rotationally manage parcels of town forest. As part of […]