After School & Vacation Week Programs

Our after school programs offer kids grades K through 8 the chance to build community, learn farm and forestry skills, connect to the outdoors, and bring home fresh vegetables! Programs have been modified to meet state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Financial Aid available. Please contact our education department for more details at education@landssake.org.


 

Fall 2021 Education Programs

Register beginning Tuesday, August 17th


 

Looking for a way to fill your Kindergartener's "No School" time with creative and fun activities outdoors? Land's Sake has the perfect program for your child and your schedule! Children will explore the Education Garden, visit the with farm animals, and play fun farm games.

  • 2021 FALL DATES: October 20th from 9 AM to 1 PM
  • COST:  $80 regular rate, $60 Members (family level or above).
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)

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Through hands-on experience and outdoor play, Sprouts will learn how to care for our garden and farm animals and will get to try all of the tasty vegetables we've spent all year growing. Students will bring home seasonal produce from the Children’s Garden when available.

  • 2021 DATES: Wednesdays,  September 7th - October 27th from 12:15 - 1:45 PM (11:30-1:45 on 10/6, an early release day for Weston Schools)
  • COST:  $270 regular rate, $250 Members (Family level or above).
    Education Staff will pick up students at Country and Woodland schools and walk them across the street to the farm. Other participants are welcome to be dropped off at the farm.

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Through hands-on lessons and outdoor play, Explorers will dig deeper into gardening concepts, learn how to care for our chickens and rabbits, explore the seasonal changes in autumn, and find out how to identify local trees, plants, and animals. Explorers will bring home produce from the Children’s Garden when available.

  • 2021 DATES: Tuesdays or Wednesdays,  September 14th/8th - November 2nd/October 28th from 2:20 - 4:15 PM * optional extended day until 5:00 PM
  • COST:  $330 regular rate, $310 Members (Family level or above).
    Including extended day: $370 regular rate, $340 members
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Education Staff will pick up students at Country and Woodland schools and walk them across the street to the farm. Other participants are welcome to be dropped off at the farm any time between 2:20 and 3:00.
  • Optional Extended Day programming includes the same great activities, but runs until 5:00pm, allowing participants to be picked up any time between 4:15 and 5:00. Email education@landssake.org with any questions.

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Junior Farmers get an in-depth look at how the farm is run, and take responsibility for taking care of the Education Garden and the chickens and rabbits. We will learn how to use several tools, practice weeding and harvesting techniques, be able to identify seeds and plants on the farm, and participate in harvesting for our food donations program. Junior Farmers will take home seasonal produce from the Garden when available.

  • 2021 DATES: Thursdays September 9th - October 29th from 2:20 - 4:15 PM * optional extended day
  • COST:  $330 regular rate, $310 Members (family level or above).
    Including extended day: $370 regular rate, $340 members
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Education Staff will pick up students at Field School and walk them across the street to the farm. Other participants are welcome to be dropped off at the farm any time between 2:20 and 3:00.
  • Optional Extended Day programming includes the same great activities, but runs until 5:00pm, allowing participants to be picked up any time between 4:15 and 5:00. Email education@landssake.org with any questions.

Register Now!

Fall Green Power students continue the work done by the summer Green Power program by caring for the crops in their own farmer field, which they will then harvest and use themselves. They also get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm, care for farm animals, and participate in land stewardship projects. *Note, due to low enrollment, Green Power students are joining Junior Farmers (4th-5th graders) for part of the day, but still will get to take part in special green power projects. 

  • 2021 DATES: Thursdays,  September 9th – November 8th from 3:15 – 5:15 PM (no program 10/11)
  • COST:  $330 regular rate, $310 Members (family level or above).
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Weston Middle School students can take the bus straight to the farm at the end of the class day.

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Junior Leaders volunteer to help run various aspects of the farm. Days may include working at the farmstand, monitoring CSA pickup, playing with children in the afterschool programs, helping in the fields or gardens, or helping take care of the animals. Interested applicants must apply. 

  • 2021 DATES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays: a minimum of 2 hours per week between 1 pm and 6:30 pm from September-November
  • Benefits: community service hours, work experience and produce from the education garden
  • Weston High School students can take the bus straight to the farm at the end of the class day.

Apply Now!


 

Winter 2021 Education Programs

More Details Announced in November

Join us for our December after school programming! We will have afternoon adventures complete with fire building, outdoor cooking, stargazing, and (weather dependent) lots of playing in the snow!

Designed to actively involve youth in all phases of maple sugar production, students will help identify and tap maple trees, gather sap, and boil and bottle syrup. Students learn about the rich heritage of sugaring in New England from past to present, as well as the science behind the sugaring process. Students will also be involved with Land’s Sake forestry and other late-winter farming activities.

Designed to expose youth to all phases of maple sugar production, participants will explore our forests and forestry program, help stack firewood, taste sap, play games and enjoy the winter!

Explore the wonders of winter with Land’s Sake during February vacation week! Participants will spend mornings at the farm tracking animals, playing winter games, creating winter crafts, and learning about the winter landscape. An outdoors only program, we will warm up by the fire, make delicious snacks, and (weather permitting) visit with some of our favorite farm animals! It is sure to be a fun week of learning and play! Register for one day or up to all four to stay active and outdoors this February vacation.

Spring 2021 After School Education Programs

Registration opens March 16th

Introduce your child to the wonders of nature at Land’s Sake Farm! Sprouts will explore how the farm comes alive in the spring and have the chance to interact with our friendly chickens and baby bunnies. Every session will be full of hands-on, educational farm fun, including tree climbing and adventures through our beautiful landscape. We will plant spring veggies, watch them grow, and get the chance to eat them by the end of the session! Sprouts will take home seasonal produce when available.

Join us at the Farm this spring to help get the Children’s Garden growing! As Explorers, children are introduced to more in-depth garden topics such as weeding and trellising, plant and animal life cycles, animal husbandry, and composting. We will also enjoy visiting the Magic Tree and playing games. Students will take home seasonal produce from the garden when available.

Green Power participants get their hands dirty setting up the farm for the season! Building beds, feeding rabbits, seeding crops, harvesting peas: they do it all! Come join us for hands-on garden education, tree climbing, and lots of animal cuddles.

Get your hands dirty and dig into springtime topics! Each week we will explore a different aspect of the farm and land around. Sign up for one day or all 4!

 

  • 2021 DATES: May 12 (more details will be announced in April)

Looking for a way to fill your Kindergartener’s “No School Day” with creative and fun activities outdoors? Land’s Sake has the perfect program for your child and your schedule! Children will explore the Education Garden, visit with farm animals, and play fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Farm at 90 Wellesley Street, Weston.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Make the most of your April Vacation week! Join experienced Land’s Sake educators as we prepare garden beds, plant seeds, take care of rabbits and chickens, read nature stories, and make spring crafts. We will climb trees, look for tadpoles, and learn about the ways that the farm wakes up from its winter slumber. See nature and the farm come alive this spring! Bring a lunch for a picnic at the farm. Register for one day or up to all five!

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