THE LAND'S SAKE FARM CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Donations accepted online and by check, donor-advised fund, or securities.
Thanks to your incredible generosity and vision, we have reached the $6 million goal for the Grow with Us Capital Campaign, securing the future of Land's Sake Farm. Together, the Land's Sake Farm community will go far, with expanded growing seasons, broader educational opportunities, increased hunger relief donations, and year-round community engagement.
With the addition of permanent structures and utilities, the Grow with Us campaign will allow us to expand our growing season and education programs, increase our food production, donate more to those in need, and better serve our community. This 40-acre master plan will increase efficiency, reduce reliance on neighbors, and create a more sustainable farming model.
NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION: YEAR-ROUND FARMSTAND
The 3,800 square-foot net-zero, energy-efficient building will serve multiple purposes and offer flexibility to fit the changing needs of the farm. The farm stand will house permanent covered space for vegetable processing, and walk-in cold storage which will minimize food waste. Interior space can expand and contract with the growing season, to serve the community year-round with farm products, event space and demonstration kitchen.
DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN for community cooking, fresh from the farm meals and education programs & workshops
SOLAR PANELS placed on the roof to offset energy use.
ENHANCED PUBLIC SEATING inside and out
PROPER FOOD HANDLING & STORAGE including refrigeration, and an on-site wash station for proper food handling.
Special thanks to Payette, AIA Architecture Firm Award Recipient, for their pro bono architectural services.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Donate online, by check, donor-advised fund, or gifts of securities. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Any amount helps!
To discuss a leadership closing gift of $10,000+, please contact Pam Hess, Executive Director, at 781-893-1162 or email@example.com.
Leaving your legacy at Land's Sake Farm adds your name or message onto a meaningful landmark that lives on the farm. These make wonderful gifts!
- Engraved rock set in our rain garden
- Dedicated picnic table or education garden bed
- Personalized bunny hutch or chicken coop
WE'VE COME SO FAR!
With help from community members like you, the Grow With Us capital campaign has brought year-round water and electricity to the farm, and built a greenhouse and barn (currently serving as our farmstand) on site. This new infrastructure helped the farm grow more food for our community and those in need, run more programs and bring us all together as a community. Watch the barn come to life in March 2022!
"Land's Sake has been a Weston icon for 40 years and now we have an opportunity to strengthen it and pioneer a modern community farm right here in our own backyards. This will be our legacy for the next 40 years."
—Brynja Smarason, Campaign Chair
Land's Sake is committed to creating a model farm built with sustainability in mind, aligned with the farm's mission and educational philosophy. The new buildings employ traditional timber framing, rainwater collection and reuse, renewable energy from photovoltaics, and other strategies that lower impact on the site and environment. The goals of the site development are to protect all existing trees and cultivated fields, by reinforcing existing site paths and connections.
*Successfully completed summer of 2022!
TIMBER FRAME BARN currently serving as a temporary farmstand and will transition to a year-round animal barn and education center once our new farmstand, which is part of phase two, is completed.
GREENHOUSE now providing year-round vegetable production. (Previously all of our greenhouses were located off-site.)
HOOP HOUSE now aiding in the year-round vegetable production and providing additional space for growing.
UTILITIES including water, power, and telecom are now accessible at the farm. (We previously relied on our adjacent neighbors for electricity and barn space for coolers and summer program animals. Our water connection was only available above-ground, limiting cold weather use.)
YEAR-ROUND SUSTAINABLY BUILT FARMSTAND The 3,800 square-foot net-zero, energy-efficient building will be built using CLT (cross-laminated timber) and serve multiple purposes. A permanent covered space for vegetable processing will eliminate the need to transport produce, minimizing food waste; additional outdoor seating and gathering spaces for patrons to enjoy; and an outdoor classroom to provide educational opportunities for all ages.
NEW EQUIPMENT BARN to built in the back of the farm offering better storage and allowing the team to work on equipment on site.
ANIMAL BARN to be established as our education center, offering year-round animal programming and housing. (The barn is currently serving as our temporary farmstand.)
Thank you for your support