Recent News

We Are Sad to Say Goodbye to Our Beloved Dave Cafaro

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:11

The staff and Trustees are sad to say goodbye to Dave Cafaro, Buildings and Grounds Manager, and "the guy who can fix anything." Dave has been a valued employee, colleague, and friend for over nine years. We wish him all the best with his new endeavors and promise to call him when the irrigation system breaks down! Good luck, Dave. We'll really miss you!



Lecture: Peter Gray on The Power of Play-April 12th

Thursday, 30 March 2017 13:53

Each year, the Wakefield Estate co-sponsors an annual lecture with the Thacher Montessori School in Milton that looks at some of the cutting edge issues in education and child development. This year’s lecture, The Power of Play and the Joy of Learning, is a fascinating talk about the role of play in learning and child development by noted psychologist Boston College professor Peter Gray. In his talk, Gray will explore how play as activity that is contributes to educational and developmental value. This lecture will be held at the Thacher Montessori School, which is located at 1425 Blue Hill Avenue Milton, MA. Free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. Please RSVP at or by calling 617-333-0924. Read more...


Mushroom Propagation Workshop 4/8

Friday, 24 March 2017 13:31

Mushroom Propagation Workshop 4/8

Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!

Don’t miss the Wakefield Estate’s annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spawn and send you home with your own “seeded” log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Co-Sponsored by Brookwood Community Farm. Call 617-333-0924 to register today. 




March Stone Soup & Speaker Series w/Alan Banks 3/29 6:00-7:30pm

Monday, 06 March 2017 12:15

This month, our Stone Soup and Speaker series continues with remarks by Alan Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline. Banks will explore how industrial developments in the 19th century led Milton's own visionary Charles Eliot tocreate Trustees of the Reservation and ultimately, the Boston Metropolitan Parks System, one of the first of its type in the world.This year's Stone Soup & Speaker Series, held on the last Wednesday of the month through April, is looking closely at several key periods of our local history to highlight stories of our past that reveal important connections to our present and future.Soup is served at 6:00 pm followed by the talk at 6:30. $10 suggested donation. Space is limited and this year's series has been very popular, verging on "standing room only" attendance, so re-registration is important and required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.



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