Open Farmyard is back for another season in 2019! We will continue to offer the popular Saturday session along with the original Thursday afternoon session!
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, drop-in program for young children and caregivers. Activities are geared for ages 2.5-7, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.
This program runs for the duration of our 20 week CSA shares, from early June to late October.
Thursdays (June 6 - October 17, 2019) from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturdays (June 8 - October 19, 2019) from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
On three Thursdays in July -- the 11th, 18th, and 25th, Open Farmyard coincides with Family Farm Nights! Learn more about Family Farm nights here.
Sample Open Farmyard Schedule (variable each week):
3:00-3:15 Watering the Education Garden
3:15-3:30 Visiting the chickens
3:30-3:45 Planting project in the Education Garden
3:45-4:00 Harvesting and tasting vegetables in the Education Garden
4:10-4:20 Bunny Circle
4:20-4:30 Feeding the rabbits
4:30-4:45 Visiting the goats
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Open Farmyard also benefited from a 2018 grant for garden supplies from the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club.
Thank you for making this program possible!