Adult and Family Programs

We'll be adding workshops as the year progresses, so check back to see what's new!

Workshops at Land's Sake are an excellent way to connect to the community around you, meet people who share similar interests, learn practical farm and outdoor skills, spend time in nature, express creativity, and have fun! Advance registration is required for Adult and Family workshops.

Family workshops offer activities accessible to all ages and designed to engage adults and children together in projects that encourage teamwork, skill building, and hands-on fun. Make family memories as you create crafts, make food, get moving, and more! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult workshops welcome local experts on a range of topics to share their skills and expertise with the Land's Sake community. Learn cooking, history, flower arranging, and more through our year of workshop offerings.

Ayurvedic Workshops

Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world's most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
For most people today's life is busy, fast, challenging and thus not without stress and fatigue. By understanding the fundamentals of Ayurveda and adopting the simple tips in our life; can be very helpful in coping up with the fast paced life and taking care of the toll it takes on our physiologies.
Weston resident Anjana Bhargava, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor will lead a discussion where you will learn about the body types, food combination, herbs/spices and how you can incorporate it in your life to live a healthy life.
This summer we are offering two Ayurvedic workshops at the farm:
Ayurvedic Herbs & Herbal Benefits
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to noon
Cost: $40/person
According to Ayurveda, every substance has medicinal value and plant life serves as greatest source of energy in this world.  Ayurvedic herbs are derived from different parts of the plant for example roots, stem, leaf, flower, fruit or plant as a whole. Medicinal plants have been a major source of cures for diseases since time immemorial. Herbal formulations are made by combining herbs and/or spices and also have other passive health benefits. Join us and  learn more about the therapeutic  benefits of  herbs and herbal formulations.
Pranayama: The Power of Breathing
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 am
Cost: $20/person
Experience pranayama, the art and science of yogic breathing.  We'll focus on our breathing techniques as we practice.  Yoga poses help the body as pranayama helps the mind.  It is believed that this practice cleanses 72,000 nadis, or channels, in the body, and purifies the blood and respiratory systems.  Pranayama's health benefits include reduced anxiety, lower/stabilized blood pressure, increased energy, muscle relaxation, improved concentration, and more.  It's great for adults and beneficial for young kids, too.
NOTE: Bring your own picnic chair if you'd like.

Paint Outdoors on the Farm

See the beauty of the farm through an artist’s eyes, sample the world of outdoor painting, learn how to paint with pastels, and create your own artwork!

The art of painting outside—‘chasing the light’ as some call it—goes back centuries and owes its popularity to the French impressionists. Experience its joys (and challenges) for yourself with local landscape artist, Larry Grob. Larry works with pastels, an ideal medium for working with outdoors.

Both single or multiple sessions are available…and are designed to fit your schedule. The workshop includes an artist demo, personal coaching, overview of pastel materials and plein air basics—from composition to color, and supplies & equipment. Starter supplies are provided. If you have your own pastels and field easel, do bring them, but it’s not required. Beginners are welcome, as are seasoned artists.

Great for all ages -- young or old, come find your inner artist with pastels. Bring your friends and enjoy the nature around us as it evolves with the farm season!

Dates: Sessions can be scheduled at a time of your convenience.To schedule your session, and to agree on a date and time, contact Larry Grob with your availability.Tel: 617-817-3123, email: lagrob@mac.com
Timing: 3 hours per session (scheduling is flexible, but early morning and evening light are best for outdoor painting)
How to sign up: Register online, or contact Larry first to explore date(s) that fit your schedule, and then sign up. And then…get painting! What are you waiting for?Cost: Private session: $125
Group session, minimum 3 artists: $100 each
10% off if you schedule 3 or more private or group sessions.

Location: Land’s Sake Farm
90 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

This event is outdoors, so please dress accordingly. We will ‘wander’ the farm, so dress for and guard against poison ivy and bugs.

Farm Fitness by Barre & Anchor

Stretch & sculpt, enjoy time outdoors on the farm, meditate & exercise

Barre & Anchor of Weston presents a monthly workshop incorporating fitness on the farm. Our new Sculpt & Stretch Class is a low impact, full body workout that incorporates elements of yoga, and strength training body weight exercises.
Great for avid health enthusiast or those who just want to relax outdoors. This class is suitable for beginners and the advanced yogi. Please bring a yoga mat, towel & water for class!

Dates: Last Wednesday of each month: July 31 at 11:15 am  and August 28 at 7 am. Rain dates will be the following Fridays.
Price: $30 per person for a single class.

Location: Land’s Sake Farm
90 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

This event is outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Sign up here!

Farm Flower Workshops

Create your own floral arrangement, pick your own fresh flowers, and learn tips & tricks of the trade

Land’s Sake has taken pride in growing a diverse and abundant Pick Your Own Flower Garden for decades. Join our in-house florist to learn about different flower varieties and how to arrange & care for your bouquets. Get Creative while picking your own in season fresh farm flowers to arrange and take home. All cutting supplies, a mason jar & 25 stems are included in class price, (additional stems are available for purchase.) You may bring a favorite vase from home to practice with & get some tips on how to create & care for your arrangement!

Great for all Ages & Experience! Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, this workshop is fun for everyone. Each class evolves with the seasons and we ALL learn something new with the inevitable surprises in nature. So bring your friends, or make some new ones while enjoying the beauty of farm flowers.

This event is outdoors and will take place Rain or Shine so please dress accordingly.
Dates -- Last Sunday each month of season:

  • June-30th
  • July -28th
  • August -25th
  • September -29th

Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Price: $35 per person

Location: Land’s Sake Farm
90 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Parking is available on site.

Flower Happy Hour

Create your own floral arrangement, pick your own fresh flowers, and B.Y.O.B Bring Your Own Beverages

Unplug & Unwind:
A wonderful way to de-stress after a long week while being creative! Bring your friends or make some new ones with a new twist on Happy Hour. Enjoy an evening on the farm in our Pick-Your-Own flower garden cutting and arranging your own bouquet. Our In-Farm Florist will be there to assist with creations and delve out tricks of the trade. Class includes approx. 25 stems, all cutting supplies & a mason jar, or bring your favorite vase from home.

For special occasions or groups of more than five people, please Contact Heather.

BYOB:
Bouquets & Bubbly… Enjoy some adult refreshment on the farm while you create! You may bring drinks of your choice, we do ask that you bring your own supplies, cups, cooler, ice etc... and take your trash with you please! Land’s Sake Farm only condones responsible drinking.

This event is outdoors and will take place Rain or Shine so please dress accordingly.

Flower Happy Hour is the last Friday of every month, June-September at the following times:

  • June 28, 5-7 pm
  • July 26, 5-7 pm
  • August 23, 5-7 pm
  • September 27, 4-6 pm (Earlier schedule due to the earlier fall sunsets.)

Price: $40 per person
Location: Land’s Sake Farm
90 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Parking is available on site.

Interested in Sharing Your Expertise?

We are looking for partners who have skills to share to build our 2017 workshop series. If you are interested in leading a workshop at Land's Sake, email education@landssake.org or call 781-893-1162.

It is our goal to offer a diverse array of workshop topics, so let us know your skill set and interest, including but not limited to:

  • Outdoor exercise and fitness
  • Plant and animal ID
  • Art and photography
  • Nature based crafts
  • Garden technique and design
  • Culinary skills and food preservation
  • Healthy living
  • And much more!

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Past Programs Include:

Tu B’Shvat and the Local Trees

Join Beantown Jewish Gardens to explore Tu B’shvat in New England

What’s in season? Maple syrup!

Join us for this fun, educational annual event for all ages! Tu B’shvat is traditionally a time to assess our field and fruit trees. Led by the Land’s Sake and Beantown Jewish Gardens educators, we’ll explore the sugaring process, from tree-tapping and wood splitting to boiling and bottling.Making local maple syrup is highly weather dependent, so our exact activities will be determined closer to the program date. Be prepared to be outside.

Date: Sunday, February 10 2019
Time: 3:00-4:30
Where: Meet at Bill McElwain Sugar House, 456 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493
Cost: $10/person (non-member) / FREE for 2019 Land's Sake Members.