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.

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.

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.

Learn more! 

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

Open Farmyard

Open Farmyard is back for 2020!

Join Land’s Sake educators on the farm for weekly activities including stories, picking and planting in the Education Garden, exploring the chicken coop and more! This is a free program for young children and caregivers. Sign-up is required, and you can pre-register every week. Sessions are available through October (as long as circumstances allow). Activities are geared for ages 2.5 through 7, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Donations welcome. (Open Farmyard is weather-dependent and cancellations will be posted on our social media page.) Open Farmyard is funded by the generosity of the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Learn more! 

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

Private Pod Programs

Interested in signing up a certain group of children to work with one of our educators after school hours? We are now offering private pod programs. For more details and to discuss further, pease reach out to our education manager, Katrina: education@landssake.org.

Private Family Farmyard Experience

Want more or less time or a different day, more control over your activities, or a specific group to enjoy the experience with? We are offering Private Family Farmyard experiences. Each is taught by one of our trained educators, and includes a variety of activities tailored to your group! For more details, contact our education manager, Katrina: education@landssake.org.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop!

Connect With the Land and Get Creative! 

  • Seasonal foliage from Land's Sake
  • Clippers & Supplies provided
  • Workshop in our Greenhouse

Date -- TBD

 

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Past Programs Include:

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: TBD

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.

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.

Dates: TBD

Interested in Sharing Your Expertise?

We are looking for partners who have skills to share to build our 2020 workshop series. If you are interested in leading a workshop at Land's Sake, email info@landssake.org.

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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