2018 Events Calendar

All events take place at Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley St, Weston, MA, unless otherwise noted.

July

Green Power and Farm & Forest Summer Youth Programs will run every week from June 25 through Aug 17. Learn more and sign up here.

Open Farmyard. Every Thursday  (3 - 5 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from June 7 to October 20. 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 program. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.

Family Farm Night Thu, July 12, 5- 7 pm. Join us for live acoustic music, food trucks, and time to connect and relax with friends on the farm.

Our Internal Universe and the Balanced Vedic Lifestyle Fri, July 13, 11 am - 12 pm. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. Weston resident Anjana Bhargava, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor will lead a discussion where you will learn about the body types, food combination, herbs/spices and how you can incorporate it in your life to live a healthy life. You can take home some sample spices/herbs and recipes home and try some healthy herbal teas etc. Meet at Land's Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley St. in Weston, MA. Cost: $20/person. Sign up here.

Sustainability Stewards Session 1. July 16 - July 20. Our new summer program for teens! Learn more and sign up here.

Family Farm Night Thu, July 19, 5- 7 pm.  Join us for live acoustic music, food trucks, and time to connect and relax with friends on the farm.  Later in July, we'll also have appearances from Pace Hot Dogs, paired with tasty & fun snow cones.

Summer Yoga on the Farm. Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Jaime Silverstein, will lead a vinyasa inspired yoga class open to all levels. Nourish your connection with mind, body, soul, and earth in a grounding and flowing practice amongst the beauty of the plants and animals on the farm. Sign up here. 

Volunteer Day at the Farm. Tuesday July 24 from 4:00 pm -6:00 pm. Sign up here.

The Medicine of Flowers Wednesday, July 25, 5:30-6:30 pm. Join Land's Sake Education Manager and Herbalist Anna Booth Cohen to learn about wild and cultivated medicinal flowers! This experiential, hands-on program will include information and practice in harvesting and plant ID, traditional medicinal use, and preparation for several medicinal flowers from the garden and the meadows. Sign up here.

Plein Air Painting 'Drop-In.' Thursday, July 26, 6:00 pm - Sunset. Weston landscape artist Larry Grob will introduce you to plein air and then circulate, providing individual coaching and critique. No prior experience is necessary, but seasoned artists are welcomed as well. Bring you own materials and supplies…from pencils to oils. No advance registration or payment is required…just drop in. Please, however, check the Land's Sake website (here) for weather related cancellations. $20 payable to Larry Grob at drop-in. To pre-register, sign up here.

Family Farm Night Thu, July 26, 5- 7 pm.  Join us for live acoustic music, food trucks, and time to connect and relax with friends on the farm.  Later in July, we'll also have appearances from Pace Hot Dogs, paired with tasty & fun snow cones.

Plein Air Pastel Painting Workshop. Saturday, July 28 from 7:00 am - 11:00 am (Rescheduled from July 14). Learn how to capture the farm’s beauty with pastels. All are welcome as local landscape artist Larry Grob helps you explore the potential of this wonderful medium, working on various scenes around Land’s Sake. Larry will demo, share tips on subject selection, composition, and technique…and provide coaching as you work on your own painting. Sign up here. 

Medicinal Plant Walk. Monday, July 30, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Join Land's Sake Education Manager and Herbalist Anna Cohen for a walk of the local and cultivated medicinal plants at Land's Sake! There is an amazing variety of natural medicine growing all around us. This plant walk will feature a variety of medicinal plants in season, both cultivated and wild. Expect to meet different plants each season.  Free for 2018 Land’s Sake Members. Sign up here.

Summer Yoga on the Farm. Tuesday, July 31 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Jaime Silverstein, will lead a vinyasa inspired yoga class open to all levels. Nourish your connection with mind, body, soul, and earth in a grounding and flowing practice amongst the beauty of the plants and animals on the farm. Sign up here. 

August

Green Power and Farm & Forest Summer Youth Programs will run every week from June 25 through Aug 17. Learn more and sign up here.

Open Farmyard. Every Thursday  (3 - 5 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from June 7 to October 20. 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 program. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.

Summer Yoga on the Farm. Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Jaime Silverstein, will lead a vinyasa inspired yoga class open to all levels. Nourish your connection with mind, body, soul, and earth in a grounding and flowing practice amongst the beauty of the plants and animals on the farm. Sign up here. 

Volunteer Day at the Farm. Tuesday August 7,  from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. Sign up here.

Plein Air Painting 'Drop-In.' Thursday, August 9, 5:30 pm - Sunset. Weston landscape artist Larry Grob will introduce you to plein air and then circulate, providing individual coaching and critique. No prior experience is necessary, but seasoned artists are welcomed as well. Bring you own materials and supplies…from pencils to oils. No advance registration or payment is required…just drop in. Please, however, check the Land's Sake website (here) for weather related cancellations. $20 payable to Larry Grob at drop-in. To pre-register, sign up here.

Sustainability Stewards Session 2. Aug 13 - Aug 17. Our new summer program for teens! Learn more and sign up here.

Plein Air Pastel Painting Workshop. Saturday, August 18 from 7:00 am - 11:00 am. Learn how to capture the farm’s beauty with pastels. All are welcome as local landscape artist Larry Grob helps you explore the potential of this wonderful medium, working on various scenes around Land’s Sake. Larry will demo, share tips on subject selection, composition, and technique…and provide coaching as you work on your own painting. Sign up here. 

Summer Discovery. Aug 20 - 24. This program is the perfect opportunity for your younger kids to experience outdoor fun on the farm before school starts up in the fall.  For K-2 students. Learn more and sign up here.
Floral Arranging on the Farm. Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  In this workshop, you can learn great ways to cut & assemble Land's Sake's gorgeous flowers, and how to keep them lasting as long as possible!  Attendees will be able to cut a 25 stem bouquet & receive a complimentary mason jar, or you can bring a favorite vase from home! $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To register, sign up here.

Plein Air Painting 'Drop-In.' Thursday, August 23, 5:30 pm - Sunset. Weston landscape artist Larry Grob will introduce you to plein air and then circulate, providing individual coaching and critique. No prior experience is necessary, but seasoned artists are welcomed as well. Bring you own materials and supplies…from pencils to oils. No advance registration or payment is required…just drop in. Please, however, check the Land's Sake website (here) for weather related cancellations. $20 payable to Larry Grob at drop-in. To pre-register, sign up here.

September

Open Farmyard. Every Thursday  (3 - 5 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from June 7 to October 20. 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 program. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.

Harvest Dinner. Sat, Sept. 15. Our fall farm-to-table dinner, enjoyed  right on the farm! Learn more here.

Harvest Hustle 5k and Fun Run. Sun, Sept. 16, 9:30 am Fun Run and 10:00 am 5k. Whether you're a serious runner or are just looking to get some exercise and enjoy running around the farm, please join us! The Fun Run for kids is 1/2 a mile.  The cost is $10/kid for the Fun Run; 5k is $25 if you register in advance or $30 for the day of. Registration starts at 9 am the day of the race. Parking will be available at the Weston Recreation Department, across the street from Land's Sake. Register here.

Floral Arranging on the Farm. Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  In this workshop, you can learn great ways to cut & assemble Land's Sake's gorgeous flowers, and how to keep them lasting as long as possible!  Attendees will be able to cut a 25 stem bouquet & receive a complimentary mason jar, or you can bring a favorite vase from home! $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To register, sign up here.

Volunteer Day at the Farm. Saturday Sept. 29 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Sign up here.

October

Open Farmyard. Every Thursday  (3 - 5 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from June 7 to October 20. 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 program. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.

Volunteer Day at the Farm. Sunday October 21 from 10:00-12:00. Sign up here.

November

Pre-Thanksgiving Sale.  Sat. Nov. 17, 10 am - 2 pm
Our very last Farmstand event of the season, visit us to stock up on all the storage veggies you need for the holidays and winter months.

 

December

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Sale. Sat, Dec 1, 10 am – 2 pm. An annual tradition, we'll provide the tools you need to select and cut your own Christmas tree from our fields. * Location: Melone Homestead, 27 Crescent St, Weston, MA. If using GPS, type in “25 Crescent St.”

 

January

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's January 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Coffee for a Cause. $5 from every cup of batch brewed Allegro Coffee benefits Land’s Sake! Locations: Whole Foods Market in Wellesley, Framingham, Newton, and Newtonville.

Shop at Whole Foods, Donate to Land's Sake! Ongoing through the month of January. We are excited to work with Whole Foods Market this January! Throughout the month, you will be able to make a donation to Land's Sake at the registers of the following stores: Framingham, Sudbury, Wellesley, Newton, Newtonville, and Dedham.

Forest Walks at the Case Estates. Land's Sake is managing the forest on a portion of the Municipal Purposes land at the Case Estates. If you're interested in learning more, join us at either of the two Forest Walks! We will meeting in the parking lot by the Case Barn at 122 Wellesley St. It may  be easiest to park on Alphabet Lane and walk over. 

February

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's February 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Tapping Out Volunteer Day. An annual New England tradition: help us install taps and buckets on Weston's maple trees! Location: Melone Homestead, 27 Crescent St, Weston, MA. If using GPS, type in “25 Crescent St.”

Tu B'shvat & the Local Trees. Join us for this fun, educational annual event for all ages! Tu B’shvat is traditionally a time to asses our field and fruit trees. Led by the Land’s Sake and Ganei Beantown educators, we’ll explore the sugaring process, from tree-tapping, wood splitting, boiling and bottling. Cost $10 per person non-member. Free for 2018 Land’s Sake Members. Location: The Bill McElwain Sugar House at Weston Middle School (456 Wellesley St, Weston MA)

March

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's March 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Sugaring Off. Tour our Sugar House, watch maple sugaring demonstrations, and enjoy a maple-y breakfast, all led by student in our Maple Education programs.  *Location: The Bill McElwain Sugar House at Weston Middle School (456 Wellesley St, Weston MA)*

April

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's April 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Annual Meeting at the Weston Public Library.  Open to the public: please join us to celebrate Land's Sake. We will have a brief business meeting, including a report from our Executive Director Pam Hess, the election of new board members and the slate of officers.  You'll also enjoy refreshments and a talk by Charlotte Trim. Charlotte Trim is an organic beekeeper who has been focused on bee health for the past 12 years.  As an organic orchardist and soil consultant, Charlotte is also mindful of the bee's role as pollinator and their impact on the immediate environment. Originally from Europe, Charlotte currently lives in Lincoln MA.

Earth Day Volunteer Day at the Farm. 

May

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's May 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Medicinal Plant Walk. Join Land's Sake Education Manager and Herbalist Anna Cohen for a walk of the local and cultivated medicinal plants at Land's Sake! There is an amazing variety of natural medicine growing all around us. This plant walk will feature a variety of medicinal plants in season, both cultivated and wild. Expect to meet different plants each season.  Free for eligible 2018 Land’s Sake Members.

Folk Roots Singing Workshop. Join Lorraine Fitzmaurice to explore the folk traditions of the British Isles and Appalachia in a pastoral setting! Many songs were created to be sung while working on the farm, or feature herbs, animals (especially birds), and the turning of the seasons as themes.

Songs for Seedlings. Song and dance hour for families with young children. Come sing (and dance to!) songs about seeds, plants, farms, and animals. Some you may already know, some will be brand new! Take what you learn home with you in a little booklet and start growing your own family singing tradition.

Mindfulness in Nature. Reduce stress and connect to nature through gentle guided and silent meditation in a quiet corner of the farm. Sip herbal tea, listen to the beat of the drum and the sounds of the meadow, and let the stress of your week slip away.  Free for eligible 2018 Land's Sake Members.

Yoga on the Farm Bring your mat and connect with nature as we move through an invigorating one hour yoga class on the farm. Yoga Teacher Steffany Doolittle will guide you through a unique variation of vinyasa flow yoga, linking breath and movement, leaving you feeling energized and peaceful. Free for eligible 2018 Land's Sake Members.

Plein Air Painting 'Drop-In.' Weston landscape artist Larry Grob will introduce you to plein air and then circulate, providing individual coaching and critique. No prior experience is necessary, but seasoned artists are welcomed as well. Bring you own materials and supplies…from pencils to oils. No advance registration or payment is required…just drop in. Please, however, check the Land's Sake website (here) for weather related cancellations. $20 payable to Larry Grob at drop-in.

Eat Your Medicine: Spring Wild Edibles. Join Land's Sake Education Manager and Herbalist Anna Booth Cohen to learn about our local, wild "superfoods!" Participants will learn about the nutritious and medicinal wild plants that grow abundantly in spring. This experiential, hands-on program will include information and practice in harvesting and plant ID, traditional medicinal use, and preparation for several local medicinal plants.

Volunteer Day at the Farm. 

June

Below is a sampling of some of Land's Sake's June 2018 events. Please check back for a 2019 schedule.

Farmstand Opening Celebration. The annual opening of our Farmstand, complete with vendor tastings, live music, and family friendly activities. We'll also have a volunteer opportunity for those who want to help us mulch our flower garden.

Folk Roots Singing Workshop. Join Lorraine Fitzmaurice to explore the folk traditions of the British Isles and Appalachia in a pastoral setting! Many songs were created to be sung while working on the farm, or feature herbs, animals (especially birds), and the turning of the seasons as themes.

Open Farmyard. Every Thursday  (3 - 5 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from June 7 to October 20. 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 program. Donations welcome. Open Farmyard will be cancelled if it is raining.

Yoga on the Farm. Weekly. Bring your mat and connect with nature as we move through an invigorating one hour yoga class on the farm. Yoga Teacher Steffany Doolittle will guide you through a unique variation of vinyasa flow yoga, linking breath and movement, leaving you feeling energized and peaceful. Classes are different each week and variations for many postures are given to tailor each individual. All levels welcome!Cost: $10/person per session/$50 for all seven sessions/ FREE for eligible Land's Sake members.

Songs for Seedlings. Song and dance hour for families with young children. Come sing (and dance to!) songs about seeds, plants, farms, and animals. Some you may already know, some will be brand new! Take what you learn home with you in a little booklet and start growing your own family singing tradition.

Plein Air Painting 'Drop-In.' Weston landscape artist Larry Grob will introduce you to plein air and then circulate, providing individual coaching and critique. No prior experience is necessary, but seasoned artists are welcomed as well. Bring you own materials and supplies…from pencils to oils. No advance registration or payment is required…just drop in. Please, however, check the Land's Sake website (here) for weather related cancellations. $20 payable to Larry Grob at drop-in.

Archery on the Farm. On the Mark Archery is excited to partner with Land’s Sake Farm to offer a special night of shooting that will teach you the fundamentals of traditional recurve archery while enjoying the outdoors. Advance registration is required. Cost: $35. Open to Adults and youth age 10+.

Green Power and Farm & Forest Summer Youth Programs will run every week from the end of June through mid-August.

Fairies, Gnomes, and Elves Festival. Celebrate the magic of summer at Land's Sake's Fairies, Gnomes, and Elves Festival! We will have stations set up around the farm that offer fun, creative activities for children to enjoy.

Volunteer Day at the Farm. 

Medicinal Plant Walk. Join Land's Sake Education Manager and Herbalist Anna Cohen for a walk of the local and cultivated medicinal plants at Land's Sake! There is an amazing variety of natural medicine growing all around us. This plant walk will feature a variety of medicinal plants in season, both cultivated and wild. Expect to meet different plants each season.  Free for 2018 Land’s Sake Members.

Summer Solstice Dinner. Our summer farm-to-table dinner, enjoyed right on the farm! We'll enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Joshua Smith of Moody's and The Backroom.  Tickets will go on sale in late May or early June.

Plein Air Pastel Painting Workshop. Learn how to capture the farm’s beauty with pastels. All are welcome as local landscape artist Larry Grob helps you explore the potential of this wonderful medium, working on various scenes around Land’s Sake. Larry will demo, share tips on subject selection, composition, and technique…and provide coaching as you work on your own painting. *If it's rainy June 23, the workshop will be postponed to June 30.

Mindfulness in Nature. Reduce stress and connect to nature through gentle guided and silent meditation in a quiet corner of the farm. Sip herbal tea, listen to the beat of the drum and the sounds of the meadow, and let the stress of your week slip away. Free for eligible 2018 Land's Sake Members.

Family Farm Night  Join us for live acoustic music, food trucks, and time to connect and relax with friends on the farm.