Adult and Family Programs

Build Community and Learn Skills

Land's Sake is excited to offer Adult and Family workshops in the 2017 season.

Check back here for more information as we schedule this year of programming.

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.

Plein Air Painting with Larry Grob

Saturday Morning Demo/Coaching 
Spend a Saturday morning seeing the Farm through an artist’s eyes. Local landscape artist Larry Grob will help you take your first steps or hone your skills in plein air painting, as we focus on the rewards of outdoor painting…with tips on picking your subject, composition, technique, materials, ‘survival’ skills, and more. Larry will create a demo painting and be your coach as you try your hand at bringing the beauty of Land’s Sake to life. All media are welcome. Bring your own drawing board, sketchpad, canvas, paper, pencils, or paints…and a field easel if you have one. Larry will be demonstrating using pastels. Morning coffee and snacks will be provided.
Saturday mornings
8:00 to noon
Workshops available on June 3July 8August 26, and September 23
Great for beginners to intermediate painters
Fee: $55 per session
Thursday Evening Pastel Painting 
Spend a Thursday evening with us as late afternoon leads to sunset…one of the most beautiful and dramatic times of the day for plein air painters. Local landscape artist Larry Grob will help you explore the potential of pastels as we work quickly to capture the changing light. Larry will demo, share tips on subject selection, composition, and technique...and coach as you work on your own painting. Sanded paper pastel boards and foam core sleeves (for pastel transportation) will be provided. Bring your own pastels (Larry will have a starter selection available to share) and field easel if you have one. 
Thursday evenings
June 22July 20, August 24 4:30, and September 7 4:00
June and July dates will run 5:30 to sunset 
August 24 will run 4:30 to sunset 
September 7 will run 4:00 to sunset 
Fee: $65 per session

Flower Arranging with A Natural Arrangement

Professional florists Trish Scozzafava and Jessica Pohl from A Natural Arrangement invite you to join them to learn flower arranging skills as you create your own seasonally inspired arrangement from Land's Sake's award winning flower garden. Bring your friends and create, chat and nibble the evening away with all that the farm has to offer. Attendees will create and take home a seasonally inspired arrangement. Instructions will include, picking, conditioning, arranging ideas and the mechanics behind building arrangements from non cultivated, seasonal flowers. This hands-on workshop is perfect for the flower lover in your family!
Light food and beverages will be provided
Containers and clippers will be provided 
Flowers and foliage will be provided from Land's Sake Farm 
$60 per person 
July Flower Arranging Workshop
July 16, 5:00-7:00 pm
September Flower Arranging Workshop
September 10, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm  
December Wreath Making Workshop 
December 2, 2017, 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Paint Days at Land’s Sake

Spend your morning creating at the farm and get inspired by the sights and sounds around you.  Create your own version of a floral painting as a local artist walks you through step by step. Learn to mix colors and paint while relaxing with friends on a glorious spring day. All supplies are included and not painting/art experience needed. 
Adult Paint Morning
Wednesday Mornings
6/28, 7/19, 8/16, 9/27
Registration capped at 20 participants per session 
All levels welcome! 
Fee: $40 per session
Kids Paint Afternoon
Saturday Afternoons
7/15, 8/26, 9/9, 10/14
Ages 8+
Registration capped at 15 participants per session 
All levels welcome!
Fee: $30 per session


Aromatherapy Workshop with Irischa Valentin

 From calming our stress to uplifting our spirits, essential oils possess many healing qualities.  Essential oils are used to support our emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, blessing us with their plant magic. Join aromatherapist and herbalist Irischa Valentin on an exploration of your strongest sense.  Through a guided meditation, you will create an aroma spritzer. Spritzers are a beautiful way to enjoy the pleasures of essential oils- refreshing and rejuvenating you and your surroundings! 

Thursday, July 27
5:3-7:30 pm 
$45 per person 
Located at Land's Sake Farm
90 Wellesley St, Weston MA

Green Power: Farm to Table

Does your middle schooler love cooking? Join Green Power: Farm to Table, a three day cooking workshop that involves youth entering grades 6-9 in every step of the farm to table cooking process. Youth will tend crops in the field, plan menus based on what is in season, harvest the freshest produce available, and work with a local chef to prepare delicious meals. In addition to working with food, Green Power: Farm to Table youth will also work with our adorable and friendly farm animals.

July 5-7
For students entering grades 6-9
$350 for three days

Poetry Workshop with Celia Lechtman

Join Celia to flex your creative muscles after this grey, rainy winter! We will be finding poetic inspiration from warm-up prompts, each other, and the farm itself in a supportive, process-focused environment. Whether it's your first time picking up a pen or you just need a fresh perspective, you will leave with seeds (or even blossoms!) of poetry you can be proud of. 
Sunday, July 9
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$45 per person 
Located at Land's Sake Farm
90 Wellesley St, Weston MA




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!