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Wakefield Explorers After School Program Begins

Monday, 28 April 2008 17:33

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Drenching rain couldn't dampen the spirits of twenty Milton elementary school students for the first day of the Wakefield Explorers after-school program.  The four week pilot program, which kicked-off on April 28, will offer an outdoor educational experience to 4th grade students from four public Milton elementary schools.

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Arbor Day 2008 Celebrated At The Wakefield Estate

Saturday, 26 April 2008 17:10

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To celebrate Arbor Day 2008 on Friday, April 25, the Wakefield staff hosted an intergenerational planting of five fruit trees in the apple orchard.  Seniors from Fuller Village joined intrepid youngsters from the neighborhood and planted four apple trees and one pear tree.  The five young trees are part of this year's effort to reinvigorate the orchard through new plantings and rejuvenative pruning.  The orchard is on the cusp of blooming and a beautiful sight to behold!


 

 

 


Wakefield Estate Hosts Pruning Workshop

Sunday, 30 March 2008 16:58

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Staff from the Wakefield Charitable Trust and the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain teamed up to host the year's first pruning workshop at the Wakefield Estate on Saturday March 29th.

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Polly Wakefield's Camellias Take Gold at Annual Camellia Show

Monday, 03 March 2008 00:00

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On the otherwise raining and dreary weekend of March 1-2, the Massachusetts Camellia Society (MCS) held its annual show and competition at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.  Erica Max, Landscape Supervisor at the Wakefield Charitable Trust, entered a number of Camellia blooms from Polly Wakefield's collection.  Polly loved her Camellia collection and tended to them for many years.  She had been an active member of the MCS and many of the members shared recollections of their interation with her and of visits to the estate during her lifetime.

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