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! This season’s 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 After School Programs

2020 Fall Investigator Programs

Get your hands dirty with some in-depth farm exploration! We’ll dive into a different topic each week: sign up for one session or all five!

Junior Investigators
  • K-2nd Grade
  • Wednesdays 3:30-5:00
  • $40 members / $45 nonmembers
Oct. 21: Autumn Harvest
Oct. 28: Garden Artwork
Nov. 4: Forest Exploration
Nov. 11: Bunny Time!
Nov. 18: Chickens & Eggs
Investigators
  • 3rd-8th Grade
  • Fridays 3:30-5:00
  • $40 members / $45 nonmembers
Oct. 23: Bunny Snacks
Oct. 30: Ghoulish Gourds
Nov. 6: Trees and Leaves
Nov. 13: Compost Exploration
Nov. 20: Chickens & Eggs

 

2020 Fall No Kindergarten, No Problem!

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.

  • TBD
  • Maximum of 8 students
2020 Fall Sprouts: Grades K - 2: FULL

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.

  • Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00
  • September 21 through November 16
  • Maximum of 10 students
  • $310 Members / $330 Non Members

 

2020 Fall After School Explorers (1st - 3rd Grade): FULL

email education@landssake.org to be added to the waitlist.

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.

  • Tuesdays: 3:30 - 5:00pm
  • September 21 through November 16
  • Maximum of 10 students each session
  • $310 Members / $330 Non Members

 

2020 Fall Junior Farmers (Grades 4 & 5) and Green Power (6-8): FULL

email education@landssake.org to be added to the waitlist.

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.

  • Mondays: 3:30 - 5:00pm
  • September 21 through November 16
  • Maximum of 10 students each session
  • $310 Members / $330 Non Members

 

2020 Fall Green Power (6th - 8th Grade)

FULL: email education@landssake.org to be added to the waitlist

Green Power students have more responsibilities and more privileges in their interactions on the farm. Fall Green Power students continue the work done by the summer Green Power program by caring for the crops in their very own Junior Farmer Field. They get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm, care for farm animals, and participate in land stewardship projects.

  • Thursdays: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
  • September 21 through November 16
  • Maximum of 10 students
  • $310 Members / $330 Non Members

 

Private Pod Programs

Interested in signing up a certain group 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: katrina@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.


 

Spring After School & Vacation Programs

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel or postpone many of our Spring 2020 programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We miss our education program participants so much!

Our farmland is still open to visit -- please stop by to explore and enjoy the outdoors (while still following appropriate social distancing procedures, of course!)

 

*Canceled* 2020 Spring No Kindergarten, No Problem!

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. Register for one or both “No School Days”!

  • For Kindergarteners
  • Spring 2020 sessions:
    • Wednesday, May 13
    • Wednesday, May 20
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 PM
  • Member price: $65 per session / Non-member price: $80 per session
  • Sign up for one or both sessions!
  • Maximum of 10 students per day
  • Registration opens in January 2020

*Canceled* 2020 Spring Discovery Week (K – 3rd grade)

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 four!

  • 2020 sessions:
    • Tuesday, April 21
    • Wednesday, April 22
    • Thursday, April 23
    • Friday, April 24
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 PM
  • Maximum of 12 students per day
  • Cost: $60 per session with a Rec Center badge, $70 per session without
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

*Canceled* 2020 Spring After School Sprouts (Kindergarten)

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 out 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. Land’s Sake educators will meet the children at the Weston Community Center to walk to the Farm (90 Wellesley Street, Weston) together.

  • Wednesday afternoons
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm**
  • Wednesdays, April 1 – May 27, 2020 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 10 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

***11:30 am – 1:45 pm on early release days and no program on April 22 (April Vacation Week). On early release days, Land’s Sake educators will meet the Kindergarteners at Country and Woodland Schools.  They will walk over to the Farm together and children will eat lunch on the Farm.

*Canceled* 2020 Spring After School Explorers (1st – 3rd grade)

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. Land’s Sake educators will meet the students at the Weston Recreation Department and will walk to the Farm together. Students will take home seasonal produce from the garden when available.

  • Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons
  • 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, March 31 – May 26 and Wednesdays, April 1 – May 27, 2020 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students per session
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

*Canceled* 2020 Spring Junior Farmers (4th & 5th grade)

Get ready to grow! Junior Farmers get an in-depth look at how the farm is run, and take responsibility for taking care of the Children’s Garden and the chickens and rabbits. We will learn how to use several tools, practice planting, 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. Land’s Sake educators will meet participants at Field School and walk them to the farm.

  • Friday afternoons
  • 2:20 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Fridays, April 3 – June 5, 2020 (excluding Good Friday and April Vacation Week )
  • Maximum of 12 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

 

*Canceled* 2020 Spring Green Power (6th – 8th grade)

Join us for this program where middle school students get the chance to start the season for our Junior Farmer Field. Green Power students get exclusive access to the behind the scenes working of the farm. Participants have the chance to interact with farmers, make a crop plan for the Junior Farmer field, start seeds in the greenhouse, transplant them into the field, learn cultivation techniques, and participate in irrigation and building projects. Note:  Students can take Weston Public School buses from the Weston Middle School to the farm.  More details will be given upon registration.

  • Thursday afternoons
  • 3:30 – 5:15 pm
  • Thursdays, April 2 – May 28, 2019 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

Winter After School & Vacation Programs

Winter Discovery Week (K-3rd grade)

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. We will be able to warm up as needed in the Rec Center, then head out again for more exploration. No matter the weather, 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.

  • 2020 Sessions:
    • Tuesday, February 18
    • Wednesday, February 19
    • Thursday, February 20
    • Friday, February 21
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $60 per session with a Rec Center badge, $70 per session without
  • Maximum of 10 students per day
  • Registration  through the Weston Recreation Center.

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After School Maple Sugaring (6th-8th Grade)

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. The season ends with the popular Land’s Sake Sugaring Off event on Saturday, March 28, 2020, held at the Sugar House at the Weston Middle School, where students will lead tours using the knowledge acquired over the season.

  • 2020 dates:
    • Program runs for 5 weeks from February 24 – March 23 (Monday session) or February 27 – March 26 (Thursday session), with participants encouraged to attend our Tapping Out event in late January or early February (date tbd) and our Sugaring Off Festival on Saturday, March 28.
  • Mondays and/or Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:15 PM 
  • Meets at the Sugar House at Weston Middle School right after school
  • Cost (for Monday OR Thursday session):
    • $200 for Land’s Sake 2020 Members at the Family Membership Level or above.
    • $225  for non-members, Senior/Youth Land’s Sake Members, or Individual Land’s Sake Members.
      (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Maximum of 14 students per day
  • Registration is now closed for 2020.