After School Programs

Our After School Programs offer kids in kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to build community, learn farm and forestry skills, connect to the outdoors, and bring home fresh vegetables! We offer spring and fall programs for K-8th grade and winter maple sugaring for middle schoolers. Join our experienced educators for weekly farm fun!

Winter After School Programs

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After School Maple

Designed to actively involve youth in all phases of maple sugar production, students help identify and tap maple trees, gather sap, and boil and bottle syrup. Students learn the rich heritage of sugaring in New England from past to present, as well as the science behind the sugaring process. The season ends with the popular Land’s Sake Sugaring Off event, held at the Sugar House, where students lead tours using the knowledge acquired over the season.

  • For students in 6th-8th grades
  • Program runs January – March
  • Mondays & Thursdays from 2:45 – 5:00pm
  • Cost: $235 per Monday OR Thursday session (8 weeks), badge discount of $215
  • Students are asked to attend the Sugaring Off Festival to end their experience.
  • Maximum of 14 students per day

Spring After School Programs

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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 the with farm animals, and play fun farm games. This program will take place at the Farm, 90 Wellesley Street, Weston. Register for one or up to all three "No School Days".

  • For students in Kindergarten
  • May 11, 16, 25
  • 9am to 1pm
  • Cost: $60 per session
  • Maximum of 10 students

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Spring Discovery Week (K – 3rd grade)

See nature and the farm come alive in the spring! We are going to be preparing gardens, planting seeds, taking care of baby rabbits and chickens, reading nature stories, and making spring crafts. Register for one day or up to all five!

  • For students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • 9am to 1pm
  • Cost: $60 per session with a Rec Center badge, $70 per session without
  • Runs April 17 to 21, 2017
  • Maximum of 12 students per day

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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.

  • For students in Kindergarten
  • Wednesday afternoons
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm**
  • Cost: $180 with a Rec Center badge, $200 without
  • Runs April 5 to May 31, 2017 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 10 students

** On early release days (11:30 am dismissal) the program will be held from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Land’s Sake educators will meet the children at Country and Woodland Schools to walk over to the Farm together. Children will eat lunch on the Farm. Parents should pick-up students at 1:00 pm at the Farm on early release days.

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Spring After School Explorers (1st – 3rd graders)

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.

  • For students in 1st - 3rd grade
  • Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons
  • 2:45 pm – 4 pm
  • Cost: $210 with a badge, $230 without
  • Runs April 4 to May 31, 2017 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students

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Spring Junior Farmers (4th and 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.

  • For students in 4th and 5th grade
  • Monday and/or Friday afternoons
  • 2:20 pm – 4 pm
  • Cost: $290 with a Rec Center badge, $310 without
  • Runs April 3 to June 9, 2017 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students

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Spring Green Power (6th – 8th graders)

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. This mentoring program provides the experience kids need to eventually be qualified for an internship on a farm in high school. Note: This program takes place in two locations. A Weston Public School bus will be available to bring students to either the farm (Bus K) or the Land's Sake office (Bus F). More details will be given upon registration.

  • For students in grades 6-8
  • Thursdays, 3:00 - 5pm
  • Cost: $290 with a badge, $310 without
  • Runs April 6 to June 1, 2017 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students

Fall After School Programs

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Fall After School Sprouts (Kindergarteners)

Send your Sprout to Land’s Sake Farm this fall to enjoy one of the best times of the year… harvest time! Sprouts will learn about seasonal garden needs, explore the farm, and interact with our animals. Our focus will be on learning through play and hands-on experience. Students will bring home seasonal produce from the Children’s Garden when available.

Land’s Sake Educators will meet the children at the Weston Recreation Center to walk to the Farm (90 Wellesley St., Weston) together.

  • For students in Kindergarten
  • Cost: $135 with a Rec Center badge, $155 without per Monday OR Wednesday session, register for one or both!
  • Maximum of 10 students

  • Monday session runs 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • September 26 to November 14, excluding October 3 and 10

  • Wednesday session runs 12:45pm – 1:45pm,**
  • September 28 to November 9, excluding October 12

**On early release days (October 5 and 26, November 2) the program will be held from 11:30am-1:00 pm. Land’s Sake Educators will meet children at the Country and Woodland Schools to walk over to the Farm together. Children will eat lunch on the Farm. Parents should pick-up children at 1:00pm at the Farm on early release days.

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Fall After School Explorers (1st – 3rd Graders)

Send your Explorer to Land’s Sake Farm this fall to enjoy one of the best times of the year… harvest time! 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. Land’s Sake educators will pick students up from the Weston Recreation Department to walk to Land’s Sake, pick-up will be at the farm (90 Wellesley St.).

  • For students in 1st-3rd grade
  • 2:45pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday session runs September 27 to November 1
  • Wednesday session runs September 28 to November 9, excluding 10/12
  • Cost: $160 with a Rec Center badge, $180 without per Tuesday OR Wednesday session - register for one or both!
  • Maximum of 12 students

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Fall After School Junior Farmers (4th & 5th Graders)

Send your Junior Farmer to Land’s Sake this fall the enjoy one of the best times of the year… harvest time! 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.

  • For students in 4th and 5th grade
  • Program runs Fridays
  • 2:20pm – 4:00pm
  • September 16 to November 4
  • Cost: $290 with a Rec Center badge, $310 without
  • Maximum of 12 students

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Fall Green Power (6th – 8th Graders)

Join us for Green Power where middle school students get the chance to continue the work done by the Green Power summer program in our very own Junior Farmer field! Green Power students get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm, have the chance to interact with farmers, continue to cultivate and harvest the produce from the field, and participate in stewardship activities. This mentoring program provides the experience kids need to eventually be qualified for a job on a farm. Green Power students will bring home seasonal produce when available.

  • For students in grades 6-8
  • Program runs Thursdays
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • September 15 to November 3
  • Cost: $290 with a Rec Center badge, $300 without
  • Maximum of 12 students